David Proffitt

T: 803-834-7097
TF: 800-276-0533

David Proffitt is a trial lawyer who enjoys helping people who have been hurt by the negligent or wrongful acts of another person or company. He believes the civil justice system works as it should only when both parties – not just the one with more money – are represented by a determined, knowledgeable lawyer.

David’s practice focuses on the handling of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those related to defective products, trucking accidents, prescription drugs, medical malpractice, automobile collisions and on-the-job injuries. David also handles other complex litigation, including class action cases and business litigation.

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  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. cum laude, 1996
    • Honors: Order of the Coif, Order of the Wig & Robe and Dean’s List
    • Law Review: South Carolina Law Review, 1994-1996
  • University of North Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina
    • B.A., 1986
    • Honors: Campus newspaper Editor
    • Major: Communications
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court of South Carolina, 2000
  • North Carolina, 1997
  • South Carolina, 1996
  • Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., Associate Lawyer, 2006-2009
  • Supreme Court of South Carolina, Law Clerk, 2003-2006
  • Law Office of David Proffitt, Sole Practitioner, 2002-2003
  • Massey Fedor & Eaton, Associate Lawyer, 2000-2002
  • Supreme Court of South Carolina, Law Clerk, 1998-2000
  • Supreme Court of South Carolina, Staff Attorney, 1996-1998
Litigation Percentage
  • 90 Percent of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Published Works
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go: Deciding Whether to Appeal or File a Motion to Reconsider, South Carolina Lawyer, July 2007
Classes and Seminars
  • Legal Writing Instructor, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1998-2002
Professional Associations and memberships
  • Richland County Bar Association

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David Proffitt understands how devastating car accidents, negligent medical care, or the wrongful death of a family member can be. We understand that when an injury occurs, people are concerned about medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for their pain and suffering and what they should do to protect their interests. If you choose him as your advocate, David will

answer your questions and put his experience to work immediately toward helping you obtain prompt and appropriate compensation. David Proffitt strives to give all those suffering because of someone else’s negligence help when they need it most. Contact experienced South Carolina injury lawyers by calling (803) 834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533 to learn how we can help.

Contingency fees are calculated based upon the gross amount recovered. Case costs paid by the firm are also reimbursed to the firm from the amount recovered. In most cases, the client will not be responsible for case costs if there is no recovery. Our agreement regarding fees and expenses applicable to your specific case will be provided in writing.

Any result our lawyers may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. Each case must stand on its own merit based upon the facts and the law. Some cases referenced were handled by our attorneys while working at other firms, and in some cases, other lawyers participated in the representation of a client.