W. David Conner

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Meet David

David Conner is an experienced litigator currently focused on products liability and asbestos defense. He has extensive experience in handling complex, multifaceted cases at all stages, including trials in state and federal courts. In products liability cases, he defends manufacturers and sellers, assembling and leading teams with the legal skills needed to handle complex, technical and protracted claims.

David and Mott McDonald head Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd's asbestos team. Our firm serves as national counsel for Daniel International Corporation and regional counsel for many other product companies. David served as national coordinating counsel for United States Gypsum Company with respect to claims regarding their exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS) and Chinese wallboard. David is also experienced in antitrust and intellectual property litigation.

Education
  • Emory University, J.D., 1993
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, M.Ed., 1985
  • Bryan College, B.A., 1983
Admissions
  • South Carolina, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 1993
Honors and Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Defendants (2012-2020)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® Personal Injury - Products: Defense (2013-2018)
  • Best Lawyers® 2017 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” Greenville
Professional and Civic Activities
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Erskine College, Board Member (2010-2014)

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