E. Brown Parkinson, Jr. Partner


As the son of a physician and a nurse, it should come as no surprise that much of Brown Parkinson’s legal career has been focused on the intersection of law and medicine. This has included medical malpractice and other healthcare related negligence and professional liability claims and those involving drugs and medical devices used in treating patients.

Mr. Parkinson regularly provides representation to a number of hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare professionals and organizations throughout the Upstate. His work also includes handling of professional licensing and disciplinary matters of doctors, nurses, and other professionals, as well as hospital medical staff and credentialing matters. He has also handled a variety of wrongful death and serious personal injury negligence cases for both plaintiff and defense.

As a trial lawyer, Brown has spent much of his career in courtrooms across upstate South Carolina in jury trials. His experience and reputation as a trial lawyer resulted in his being named to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national invitation-only organization of trial attorneys dedicated to the community legal education and preservation of the right to a jury trial in America. Since many legal disputes are also being handled by alternate dispute resolution, Brown often finds himself now in mediation, both as an advocate for his client or as the mediator. He is certified as a mediator in both the State and Federal courts. Brown has also been involved in bar related activities in the state, serving on the Board of Governors and in the House of Delegates of the South Carolina Bar. In his spare time, Brown enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandson, playing golf, and cheering on the Gamecocks.

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South Carolina, 1981
United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 1981
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1981

University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1981

Erskine College, A.B., English & History,1978

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Best Lawyers in America 2010-2016
  • Super Lawyers 2012-2016
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • South Carolina Bar (Chair, Torts & Insurance Practices Section, 2007-2008; House of Delegates, 2008-2010 and 2011-2013; Board of Governors 2011-2014)
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • Certified Civil Court Mediator (State and Federal Courts)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association

Haynsworth, Marion McKay & Guerard (now Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.)
Associate and Partner, 1981-2000

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