Rebecca Laffitte

Member
Phone

(803) 231-7831

Fax

(803) 231-7881

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Becky has a diverse litigation practice with focus on disputes involving alternative dispute resolution; construction; dram shop; healthcare; insurance coverage; premises liability; product liability; and commercial transportation and trucking.

She is a Fellow in both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Litigation Counsel of America and is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Becky is also a proud member of the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN), among other professional associations.

  • Represented state agencies in federal class action litigation.
  • Represented national retailers and local business owners in lawsuits alleging negligence, malicious prosecution, and defamation.
  • Represented numerous product manufacturers in suits alleging complex manufacturing and design defects.

  • Columbia Regional Business Report’s Inaugural Icons Award (2019)
  • South Carolina “Super Lawyer”
    • Personal Injury Defense: Products (2008-2022)
  • Columbia Business Monthly Legal Elite (2016, 2018-2022)
    • Top Vote Recipient (2022)
  • Best Lawyers in America
    • Transportation Law (2013-2023)
    • Insurance Law (2012-2023), Lawyer of the Year (2013, 2016,2021)
    • Litigation-Construction (2012-2023)
    • Product Liability Litigation, Defendants (2012-2023), Lawyer of the Year (2014)
    • Personal Injury Litigation, Defendants (2003-2023), Lawyer of the Year (2017)
  • South Carolina Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates Trial Lawyer of the Year (2010)
  • Richland County Bar Association Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Civility Award (2010)
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Professional
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court
  • Litigation Counsel of America
    • Barrister, Order of Centurion
    • Advocate, Order of Certus
    • Trial Law Institute
    • Diversity Law Institute
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Supreme Court of South Carolina Certified Mediator and Arbitrator
Community
  • Robinson Gray 20 Years Strong Service Project
  • Columbia College
    • Board of Trustees (2002-2012)
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Junior League of Columbia, Inc.
    • President (1996)
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina Bar
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. (1983)
    • Order of the Barristers
    • American Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division Moot Court Team
    • Moot Court Bar
  • University of South Carolina, M.A.T. (1978)
  • Columbia College, B.A. (1977)
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