Mr. Cornwell concentrates his practice on the representation of clients who have received injuries through the negligence of others as well as property owners who have been damaged as a result of negligent and faulty construction. Mr. Cornwell is the lead attorney in the seminal case of Jane Doe vs. USA Gymnastics which has been featured nationally in the USA Today, Indy Star and the Washington Post. As a former insurance defense lawyer Mr. Cornwell is well versed in how insurance companies adjust claims.
Mr. Cornwell also has extensive experience in multi-party complex litigation and has represented individuals, governmental entities, universities and both large and small corporations. As the son of general contractor Mr. Cornwell has extensive practical experience in the construction industry and was co-counsel for Virginia Newman in one of the leading construction insurance coverage decisions in South Carolina Auto Owners v. Newman. Mr. Cornwell is admitted to practice before all state courts in South Carolina and Georgia along with the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the Southern District of Georgia. Mr. Cornwell is currently serving a four year appointment to the Pooler Planning Commission.
State Bar of South Carolina South Carolina Supreme Court State Bar of Georgia Georgia Court of Appeals Supreme Court of Georgia United States District Court for South Carolina and the Southern District of Georgia
B.S. Political Science University of West Georgia Juris Doctor Samford University's Cumberland School of Law (Dean's List)
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Construction Site Accidents Sexual Abuse of Minors Construction Defect Litigation (water intrusion, structural damage) Construction Disputes Products/Premises Liability Worker's Compensation
American Bar Association South Carolina Construction Law Section Charleston County Bar Association Georgia and Savannah Trial Lawyers Association Savannah Bar Association Effingham Bar Association
Pooler Planning Commission Pooler Recreation Coach Effingham Chamber of Commerce
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff