BRANDON R. GOTTSCHALL

MEMBER

 

  803-256-2233

  brg@swblaw.com

BIO

Brandon Gottschall joined the firm following a three year judicial clerkship under the Honorable Terry L. Wooten, Chief United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina. During his clerkship, Brandon developed experience in a range of federal issues, including declaratory judgment actions, civil trials, and general civil litigation, which experience has proved invaluable in his current practice.

Brandon’s practice comprises of general litigation and insurance coverage, including matters before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He handles cases involving transportation, product liability, construction defects, and a variety of coverage issues.

Brandon graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal. Brandon also served in leadership positions for several law school organizations. Brandon has remained active with the University, appearing as a speaker on several panels and as an Honorary Faculty Member for the law school’s inaugural Legal Writing Academy.

​Brandon is a native of Greenville, South Carolina and is married to Erin Marie Gottschall. They have one daughter and are active members at Grace Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. While not practicing law, Brandon enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, snowboarding, and home restoration projects.

■ EDUCATION

B.A., cum laude, University of South Carolina Upstate

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

  

■ BAR ADMISSIONS

South Carolina

U.S. District Court District of South Carolina

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Brandon Gottschall | Columbia, South Carolina attorney

■ PUBLICATIONS

  • "Helmets, Seatbelts, and Comparative Fault." USLAW Magazine. Spring 2019.

  • "Stopping It Before It Starts: Heading Off Discovery Abuse At The Earliest Stages."  USLAW Magazine. Fall 2020. 

■ PRESENTATIONS

  • "Using Jury Lists and Directed Verdict Effectively at Trial." September 13, 2019

  • "Understanding Insurance Bad Faith: It's Not Just for Coverage Attorneys." May 22, 2020

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Named 2020 "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers® (see Methodology)

  • 2015 Honorary Faculty. Inaugural Writing Academy, University of South Carolina School of Law