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Meet Our Founder

Gary Christmas

Gary Christmas is the founder and managing partner of Christmas Injury Lawyers, LLC and has been featured in publications and media outlets such as CNN, CBS News, ABC News, NBC News, USA Today, The Post and Courier, The State Newspaper, Work Comp Central and South Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly, just to name a few. He obtained a $10,000,000.00 settlement in the Jamal Sutherland case which is the largest Civil Rights settlement in the history of South Carolina.

His practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured and their families, including representing those injured on the job under the South Carolina Workers Compensation Act, the Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act, the Federal Employees Liability Act, and Jones Act Seamen. We have settled thousands of injury cases and taken over 250 cases to trial.

Christmas Injury Lawyers is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured people and their families across Charleston and South Carolina. Gary has successfully handled legal claims for people harmed on the job under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, the Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act, the Federal Employees Liability Act, Jones Act Seamen, and General Maritime law.

He also represents those who have sustained personal injury due to negligent behavior. Gary has represented clients in over 250 cases, protecting those hurt in automobile accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, people injured due to unsafe premises, and many other situations of personal injury.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator with 25+ years of legal experience.
  • Known for building strong client and professional relationships.
  • Teaches trial advocacy nationally for NITA and completed advanced negotiation program at Harvard.
  • Juris Doctor from University of South Carolina School of Law.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government, cum laude, from University of South Carolina, with University Scholars Award for academic excellence.
  • Research assistant to Professor John Montgomery and worked on case book Products Liability & Safety (3rd ed.) with him and Professor David G. Owen.

Memberships & Community Involvement:

  • Member and past President of the South Carolina Injured Workers Advocates (IWA).
  • Chairman of the South Carolina Bar Workers Compensation Counsel.
  • Member of the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission (SCWCC) Ad Hoc Narcotics Advisory Committee.
  • Member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
  • Selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America by peers.
  • Active member in various legal associations including SCAJ, WILG, American Association of Justice, and Southern Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Teaches Continuing Education courses to attorneys and paralegals.
  • Testified before South Carolina legislative committees on workers compensation laws.
  • Member of Charleston County Bar Association and South Carolina Bar Association,
  • Founding member and Chairman of non-profit charity Helmets for Kids, focused on preventing child brain injuries in South Carolina.
  • Serves on Charleston County Parks Foundation Board and has been a board member for the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina.

Our testimonials

Our Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers are Here to Help You

At Christmas Injury Lawyers, our South Carolina injury lawyers provide representation after collisions, work accidents, construction accidents, accidents on property, and many other types of personal injuries. We believe firmly in the rights of injured victims and we have dedicated our careers to fighting for those whose lives have been derailed by accidents.

North Charleston Office
(843) 874-6564
1495 Remount Road
North Charleston, SC
Summerville Office
(843) 874-6564
105 S Cedar 
Suite D 
Summerville, SC 29483
Mt. Pleasant Office
(843) 874-6564
250 Mathis Ferry Road.
Suite 102
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Columbia Office
(803) 766-0707
3135 Millwood Ave
Suite A3
Columbia, SC 29205
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