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Barbara Wynne Showers is a partner at the Hood Law Firm, LLC.  She focuses her practice on medical malpractice, professional liability, products liability covering pharmaceutical and medical devices, constitutional litigation, and insurance law.  Barbara has an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America, South Carolina Super Lawyers and is a Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America.   In addition to her trial work, Barbara is a frequent lecturer to health professional groups and has presented seminars on medical malpractice, nursing liability, and the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute.

Barbara received her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and practiced as a Registered Nurse in the states of Maryland and Delaware.  After spending nearly ten years as a nurse, Barbara made the decision to go to law school.  She received her J.D. from Delaware Law School, where she graduated cum laude was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi and the Order of Barristers and served as vice president of the Moot Court Honor Society.

Barbara has more than 25 years of experience litigating cases throughout the East Coast.  She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and South Carolina.  A seasoned trial attorney and caring confidante for her clients, Barbara has the experience and skill to handle any case presented to her.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Delaware Law School, 1989
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
    • Order of Barristers
    • First Year Moot Court Competition Winner
    • Vice President, Moot Court Honor Society
    • ABA/LSA Interviewing and Counseling Team
  • B.S.N., University of Maryland School of Nursing, 1977

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Network of Trial Attorneys
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America
  • Federal Bar Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Widows and Orphans Society of the Charleston Medical Society

HONORS

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America 2013 – 2019
    • Lawyer of the Year, Charleston SC – 2013 Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
    • Lawyer of the Year, Charleston SC – 2017 Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2012 – 2018
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Medical malpractice
  • Professional liability
  • Products liability
  • Medical device/pharmaceutical device litigation
  • Constitutional law litigation
  • Insurance law
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of South Carolina
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania
  • State Bar of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th District
  • Supreme Court of the United States