Thomas R. Gottshall - Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

Thomas R. Gottshall

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Tom Gottshall is a trial lawyer engaged in environmental and products liability (medical device, machinery, pharmaceutical and toxic tort) issues.

He has served as chair of the Products Committee of the Trial Torts & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Gottshall is a speaker on products liability and environmental litigation issues and author of the monograph “Protecting the Corporate Executive from Deposition.”

  • In the environmental area, he has represented many clients involved with Superfund sites.  He has litigated CERCLA cases, and been involved in more than 15 contribution and cost-recovery actions.  Mr. Gottshall has also been involved in the negotiation of numerous consent decrees with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  He has conducted extensive negotiations regarding the allocation of CERCLA responsibility and has utilized insurance proceeds to assist clients in resolving environmental liabilities.
  • For pharmaceutical companies, he has crafted favorable settlements in actions arising out of alleged adverse reactions to drugs.
  • In the toxic tort area, he has tried cases involving exposure to various industrial chemicals.
  • In the products area, he has handled many cases involving medical devices and machinery.

Mr. Gottshall is active in many parts of the Columbia community.  He is a long-time board member and immediate past president of the South Carolina Philharmonic and is a member of the board of the S.C. Humanities Council.  He is also an advisory board member for the Atlantic Legal Foundation and chairman of the Yale Schools Committee for central South Carolina. Reflecting his lifelong interest in history, Mr. Gottshall frequently speaks to groups on historical topics.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Yale UniversityBA 1967University of PennsylvaniaJ.D. 1970
    Pennsylvania Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association

    Office Location

    1201 Main Street, 22nd Floor
    P.O. Box 11889
    Columbia, SC 29211-1889
    United States

    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2012 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation of the Columbia-SC Metro Area
    Thomas R. Gottshall has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

    Practice Areas

    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants