Proffitt & Cox, LLP

Proffitt & Cox, LLP


Firm Overview

The Columbia injury attorneys at Proffitt & Cox, LLP met while attending the University of South Carolina School of Law and have continued their friendship ever since. While in school, they dreamed about creating a firm founded on the idea that the practice of law should be about using their legal training to defend the rights of those who need it most. Our founding partners spent time working in fast paced litigation practices for several prestigious law firms before deciding to pursue their dream of establishing their own law firm. The law firm of Proffitt & Cox, LLP was born out of our partners' longtime friendship and shared passion for using their legal knowledge to help people in need of outstanding legal representation.


Along with genuine compassion for the pain and suffering individuals have gone through, our firm has extensive experience in a number of legal areas involving personal injury. Columbia injury attorney Ronald B. Cox worked on behalf of a group of clients in the famous Vioxx pharmaceutical litigation, which resulted in a $4,000,000 recovery from the manufacturer.

The firm has also gained multi-million dollar recoveries for other victims of catastrophic injuries, such as the $10,250,000 settlement they secured for a family after the unimaginable loss of six loved ones killed in a trucking accident.

In addition to providing a caring approach to personal injury for individuals and families affected by defective drugs and serious motor vehicle accidents, Columbia injury lawyers Proffitt and Cox represent victims of medical malpractice. This includes a $3,000,000 recovery for a client who suffered permanent injuries resulting from an elective surgery. They also investigate and pursue claims for nursing home abuse and neglect, on-the-job injuries and bad faith insurance disputes.


While the attorneys at Proffitt and Cox gained invaluable insight and experience earlier in their careers working in large litigation firms representing insurance companies and major corporations, they really found their calling when they started Proffitt & Cox, LLP, a small law firm where they could work on behalf of individuals and families struggling to put their lives back together after suffering serious injuries and loss.

This is what the law firm of Proffitt & Cox, LLP offers for every client: help when you need it most. If you or a loved one has been the victim of serious personal injury, contact our Columbia injury lawyers today by calling our local South Carolina phone number at (803) 834-7097, by calling toll free at (877) 276-0533, or fill out the contact form on this website to receive a free consultation to explore your legal options.
Main Office
Main Office
140 Wildewood Park Drive
Suite A
Columbia  SC  29223
  • 803-834-7097
Auto Accident
We offer free consultations for injury victims throughout the Midlands and will come to you if you can't come to us. We have over 35 years experience helping clients like you and do not charge any fee in injury cases until we obtain money for you.
Our attorneys offer over 35 years of total experience representing clients injured in serious car and trucking accidents. Our fees are based on a percentage of any compensation that we obtain for you, so there is no upfront cost for us to represent you. Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation to learn about your rights and our ability to help. If needed, our Columbia personal injury attorneys can meet with you in the hospital or at your home in order to get started on your case quickly.

Our attorneys have obtained millions of dollars for injury victims, including a case in we obtained over $10 Million for a family in a devastating trucking accident. Please feel free to review our website for examples of our past cases and testimonials from clients we have helped in the past. While every case is different and past results do not guarantee the results in future cases, we are proud of our past accomplishments and look forward to serving you.

Victims of car accidents need to be aware that the insurance company is looking out for their own interests. They hope that you will make a quick, ill-advised settlement without talking to an attorney. You need experienced legal counsel to assist you in seeking fair compensation for your injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain suffering. In cases of permanent injury the damages should reflect the ongoing impact that the accident will have on your life including compensation for future medical care, physical disability, and the overall impact on your quality of life.

Insurance policies are complicated, and many accident victims are not aware of what insurance coverage is available to help pay for their injuries and damages. If the other driver did not have insurance or does not have enough to fully compensate you, we will make a claim for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage if available.

We will work aggressively to obtain the maximum possible settlement for your automobile accident case. If the insurance company will not make you a fair offer, we will gladly take your case to court. It is important to talk to us as soon as possible after the accident. Critical evidence can be lost as time passes and accident scenes change, marks on or near the roadway disappear, and witness memories fade.
Medical Malpractice
We have over 35 years experience helping clients like you and charge no fee in medical malpractice cases unless we obtain money for you. If you believe that you or a loved one received negligent medical care, call us for a free consultation.
When patients seek medical advice from a doctor, they trust that these medical providers have the knowledge and skill to give the proper care. Unfortunately, patients occasionally receive substandard care and become victims of medical malpractice. We represent victims of medical malpractice and their families in situations involving misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, birth injuries, surgical errors, emergency room errors and other types of substandard medical care.

We will gladly discuss your claim with you without charge or obligation. Please feel free to review our website for discussion of some the cases we have handled successfully in the past and testimonials offered by our past clients. We would welcome the opportunity to serve you.

Our medical malpractice lawyers attempt to thoroughly investigate every case in order to determine whether malpractice truly occurred and, if so, which medical providers were responsible. Not every mistake or poor medical outcome amounts to malpractice, but when malpractice does occur and results in serious injury or death, we work hard to hold the responsible medical providers accountable.

We comply with South Carolina law by having potential medical malpractice claims reviewed by appropriate expert physicians and obtaining an affidavit stating that the case has merit before a lawsuit is filed. One or more expert witnesses will be needed to identify any negligence that occurred as well as the doctors, nurses, hospitals, or other medical providers who should be held accountable.

If you believe that you or someone you care about has been the victim of medical malpractice, talking to a lawyer can help you understand your options. We know that no amount of compensation can ever take away the damages you and your family have suffered, but obtaining fair compensation can help you start to put the pieces back together and deal with the consequences of the mistakes that occurred.
Nursing Home
All individuals, no matter what their age, deserve to be treated with respect. The Columbia injury lawyers at Proffitt & Cox, LLP believe that the families of elderly individuals who suffer from bedsores.
Many individuals are unaware that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be sources of severe abuse and neglect. In one study, 44 percent of nursing home residents said they were victims of abuse, and 95 percent said they were neglected at least once or saw another resident neglected. Nursing home abuse and neglect comes in many forms, and the consequences may be serious and lead to wrongful death. At Proffitt & Cox, LLP, our Columbia injury lawyers are knowledgeable about the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. We will work aggressively on your behalf to defend the legal rights of your elderly loved ones.

Elderly individuals may experience abuse in a number of different forms. It is important to recognize when a loved one is the victim of one of the following types of abuse to prevent further harm:

-Neglect Failure to meet caretaking obligations is a surprisingly common occurrence in nursing homes. This may include forgetting to move immobile patients to prevent bedsores, failing to assist residents when necessary, failing to take necessary precautions to prevent falls and committing medication errors. Signs of neglect include:
-Dehydration and malnutrition
-Fall-related injuries

-Physical abuse The purposeful use of force against an elderly person is one of the most common forms of nursing home physical abuse. Over half of nursing home staff admitted to mistreating older patients, according to a study by the National Center on Elder Abuse. Residents can also abuse other residents. Some indicators of physical abuse include:
-Broken bones
-Fall-related injuries
-Restraint marks

-Psychological abuse Intimidation, verbal abuse, ridicule, humiliation and scapegoating are all forms of psychological abuse that may lead elderly individuals to suffer depression or anxiety. The following symptoms are also representative of this type of abuse:
-Apprehension or fear of certain individuals
-Visible depression or anger
-Mumbling, rocking or sucking, which is also known as false dementia

Sexual abuse Touching a resident without consent, forcing the individual to undress or forcing the person to view a sexual act are all forms of abuse. Indicators of sexual abuse in nursing homes include:
-Bleeding or bruising
-Damaged clothing
-Depression and withdrawal

-Financial exploitation Committing Medicaid fraud and overcharging are serious issues that can occur in nursing homes. The following are some potential indicators of financial abuse:
-Frequent withdrawals from bank accounts
-Losses of personal property

If you believe a loved one is a victim of one of these serious issues, consider removing the individual from the nursing home immediately. Ninety percent of nursing homes are understaffed, and nearly one in three nursing homes in the United States has received citations for violating federal regulations. If you feel your loved one is not receiving proper care, removing the resident from the home and then learning about your legal options may be the best decisions to make.

Contact our South Carolina injury lawyers by calling locally at (803) 834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533. Our Columbia injury attorneys have the legal knowledge to seek justice for the suffering your loved one endured because of a negligent or abusive nursing home staff.
Personal Injury
Slip and falls can occur when property owners are negligent about maintaining their premises, or if they do not take measures to prevent unreasonable dangers.
Slip and fall accidents can happen quickly and without warning. They can occur anywhere, and the cause may be something you do not even think about or notice until it is too late. A spill, uneven flooring or poor lighting can all cause you to suddenly lose your balance and endure a serious personal injury. The damage may also force you out of work or cause a temporary or permanent disability, leaving you with no income to pay for your medical expenses.

Dangerous slip and fall accidents occur frequently, and some victims may feel that they are at fault for their accidents. However, in many situations involving this type of accident, the premises owner is the one who is ultimately responsible for maintaining the property. Failing to perform maintenance can lead to slip and fall accidents, and the premises owner, manager or operator may be liable for any injuries. The South Carolina injury attorneys at Proffitt & Cox, LLP work for the benefit of slip and fall accident victims and their families.

Slip and fall accidents can occur in a number of places, including sidewalks, nursing homes, businesses and other locations. The law categorizes slip and falls under the larger category of lawsuits known as premises liability.

For premises liability lawsuits to carry weight in the courtroom, the slip and fall must have occurred because of some type of obstruction, damage or other defect on the property that created a slippery or otherwise dangerous surface. One of the following must have also occurred:

-The premises owner or employee caused the dangerous condition

-The premises owner or employee knew about the dangerous condition but made no effort to repair or remove it
A reasonable individual would have discovered and fixed the dangerous condition

-Liability often depends on how negligent the judge or jury believes the premises owner was in failing to repair or remove the dangerous surface. Whether an owner acted reasonably or not is typically determined on a case-by-case basis. Generally, reasonable owners should perform regular maintenance to eliminate any potential cause of accidents. If an owner is unable to repair or remove an issue, the owner should construct a barrier or place signs to prevent others from slipping or falling.

Failing to maintain premises can cause severe harm to individuals who slip or fall because of obstructions or dangerous surfaces. Negligent owners should take responsibility for their mistakes, and our South Carolina injury lawyers want to hold them accountable in the court of law by gaining recoveries for slip and fall victims. If you suffered from a serious accident and believe the premises owner may be at fault, contact our Columbia injury attorneys locally at (803) 834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533 for a free consultation.
Trucking Accident
When you or a loved one suffers catastrophic injuries in a trucking accident caused by negligence, you may be able to gain financial compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering.
Large trucks go by many names: semi truck, tractor trailer, 18 wheeler, big rig and more. All types of trucks can cause tremendous damages to the occupants of nearby vehicles as well as pedestrians. Fully loaded trucks can weigh 80,000 pounds or more, and these vehicles occupy enormous amounts of space on the road. Trucks can be threatening on the highways and streets, and when they collide with other vehicles, their force can cause fatal accidents. Our Columbia injury lawyers know that many victims suffer serious injuries from trucking accidents every year, and we are committed to working on behalf of these victims to seek justice.

A number of factors may contribute to a truck accident. In some situations, a trucker may carelessly take a wide turn at an intersection without ensuring there are no nearby vehicles. Truck cabs can also jackknife, which occurs when the trailer and cab fold in toward each other like the motion of a pocketknife. Jackknifing can cause a truck to skid out of control, which often results in massive amounts of damages. Some trucks also carry hazardous material that can leak or explode when involved in collisions. Other truck accident factors include the following:

-Driver errors
-Faulty parts
-Poor vehicle maintenance
-Improper load

No matter the situation, semi trucks are capable of causing spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other life-altering health conditions. Many tractor trailer collisions also result in the wrongful death of one or more occupants of the other vehicles involved. Truck crashes can permanently affect entire families emotionally and financially, and cause immense suffering for victims and their loved ones.

Trucking companies and other parties responsible for truck accidents often seek to avoid or lessen their liability following big rig accidents. Trucking companies may send investigators to the scene of an accident immediately to minimize any potential liability or work to discredit trucking accident victims, so that they can avoid paying them the compensation they deserve.

Truck accident lawsuits can be complicated, since a number of defendants may be involved in the case. The truck company, driver, manufacturer, owner and even the shipper of the goods in the truck may be partly responsible for an accident. Without retaining experienced legal assistance, victims and their families may have little hope of securing the recoveries they deserve after suffering from the negligence of another. Our Columbia injury attorneys can give victims an opportunity to hold the responsible parties liable for any damages, including medical expenses, loss of income in addition to their pain and suffering.

At Proffitt & Cox, LLP, our attorneys use their legal knowledge to seek justice for truck accident victims following an accident anywhere in South Carolina. Our firm operates on a contingency fee arrangement for personal injury cases, meaning that if we fail to secure you compensation, you do not owe us any attorney fees for our services. Contact our South Carolina injury attorneys today by calling us locally at (803) 834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533 for a free consultation to decide if pursuing a truck accident lawsuit is right for you.
Workers Compensation
When hard-working individuals sustain injuries because of an accident at a job site or construction site, they may be entitled to seek benefits and compensation from workers compensation as well as by filing third party claims.
When you sustain an injury at work or an occupational disease, workers compensation is available for employees to offer them financial support while they recover. Workers will gain a number of benefits including compensation for medical treatments.

By receiving workers comp, the worker is unable to file a lawsuit against their employer. However, companies can fail to pay out workers compensation in some cases, leaving employees to deal with the damages as well as pain and suffering from their work-related injuries. Additionally, some people who are hurt on the job have additional legal claims against other responsible parties. Many legal issues can arise from on-the-job injuries and workers comp, and our South Carolina injury attorneys are able to provide injured workers and their families with effective legal representation for workplace injury cases.

Millions of Americans are hurt on the job each year, and many just continue to work despite being in pain. Your health is important, and you should not feel pressured to continue working while you are injured.

If you suffer an injury at work, here are some steps you should take to protect your legal rights:
-Notify your supervisor. If possible, immediately inform your supervisor about your injury as well as its cause. Under South Carolina law, you must notify your employer of your injury within 90 days, but it is best to do so as soon as possible. Otherwise, your right to workers compensation benefits may be denied.

-Get medical treatment. Your employer may require you to see a company doctor for your work-related injury. If your company allows you to choose your own doctor, be sure to seek medical treatment immediately. Your employer must pay for any necessary medical treatments related to injuries sustained on the job, so there is no reason for you not to see a doctor. Choosing not to receive medical attention could have a significant effect on your workers comp benefits.

-File a workers compensation claim. At times the employer or its insurance carrier may initiate a claim with the South Carolina Worker's Compensation Commission after you report the injury. However, it is ultimately the employee's responsibility to make sure that your claim is filed with the Worker's Compensation Commission (not just with your employer's insurance company) no later than two years after the injury.

Workers compensation should provide injured workers with compensation for their medical treatments as well as disability benefits. You may be able to apply for benefits if you suffered an injury at work or for other work-related conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive stress injuries. If your employer fails to provide payments for medical care or other benefits, call our South Carolina injury attorneys to learn more about your options.

If you are hurt at work, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits for your condition, and you may have an additional "third-party claim" and not even know it. If your employer denies your workers comp claim, or if you need legal assistance following a work-related injury, our South Carolina injury lawyers can answer all your questions during a free consultation. Contact the Columbia injury attorneys of Proffitt & Cox, LLP by calling (803) 834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533 to schedule your no obligation consultation today.
Wrongful Death
If a loved one's involvement in a fatal accident was the result of negligence by another individual or business, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the careless parties for damages.
Tragically, countless individuals die because of the negligent actions of other individuals and businesses each year. Wrongful death can result from many incidents, such as car accidents, on-the-job injuries resulting from gross negligence, medical malpractice as well as nursing home abuse and neglect.

Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one. After a loved one dies, filing a case against the responsible party may be the furthest thing from your mind. We understand that no amount of legal compensation can make this loss you and your family are experiencing any easier. The wrongful death of a loved one may also bring about financial burdens. It is only fair that the responsible party should provide you with financial compensation for your loss. The Columbia injury attorneys at Proffitt & Cox can work for your right to receive benefits after suffering the wrongful death of a loved one due to a fatal car accident caused by negligence.

In cases involving wrongful death, the damages recoverable by the beneficiaries can include funeral expenses, the lost financial support of the victim, loss of companionship and the grief and sorrow suffered by the family members left behind. If the decedent suffered conscious pain and suffering prior to his or her death, then the decedent's estate also can bring a separate action, called a survival action, in which the estate is entitled to claim damages. This includes recovery for the decedent's pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish and the decedent's financial losses, such as lost wages and expenses incurred for medical treatment, if applicable.

In either a wrongful death action or a survival action, the named plaintiff is the Personal Representative (executor) of the decedent's estate, so it is necessary for the one of the family members to be appointed as the personal representative by the Probate Court before the wrongful death lawsuit and survival action can be filed. Opening of an estate and appointment of a personal representative is necessary even if the deceased family member had little or no assets. The good news is that opening an estate in the Probate Court is a very simple and inexpensive process. Often the client can open the estate with the assistance of the staff members at the Probate Court without any need for the assistance of an attorney. However, if you require or prefer to have our assistance in helping open or probate the estate, we are able to assist you in that regard.

Your family may be entitled to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against any negligent person or party whose carelessness caused the death of someone you love. Some examples of those who can have wrongful death claims filed against them are:

A driver or employer at fault for a car accident Speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving and other forms of negligent behavior on the road may cause an accident that contributes to the wrongful death of an individual. In truck accidents involving commercial vehicles, the families of those affected may be entitled to seek compensation from the company that employs the driver as well as other third parties.
A manufacturer of a defective product When a company designs a defective product, uses low quality materials when manufacturing or fails to warn the public of any potential dangers, that company may be liable for any damages caused by the product. If a defective product causes the wrongful death of an individual, their surviving family members may have the right to file a claim against the manufacturer.
A physician who provided negligent medical care If a medical provider is negligent in diagnosing or treating a medical condition and that negligence causes a wrongful death, the medical provider may liable for medical malpractice in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Someone who intentionally injured the victim Not all actions that cause wrongful deaths are caused by accidental negligence. If someone purposely injures the victim and this injury leads to a wrongful death, even if the assailant did not intend to kill, families of wrongful death victims may seek to file suit again those responsible separately from any criminal charges.

Our attorneys pride themselves in providing help when you need it most. Effective legal representation is never more needed than when a loved one's life has been lost due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another. When a loved one dies unexpectedly from the wrongful actions or inactions of another individual or business, you and your loved ones may struggle both emotionally and financially. Our South Carolina injury attorneys provide experienced legal representations to families dealing with these devastating situations, and work on their behalf to gain compensation for medical expenses, lost income as well as for the grief and sorrow they are enduring. Contact Proffitt & Cox today by calling our South Caroli

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Our attorneys take pride in helping everyday folks deal with difficult legal problems. We have been on the other side earlier in our career, representing big banks and Fortune 500 companies, but nothing gives us more satisfaction that representing good people that have been harmed or ripped off by wrongdoers. That's why we say we offer "Help When You Need it Most."

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Both of our attorneys finished near the top of their law school class and have had distinguished legal careers. We have been fortunate to obtain successful outcomes for a number of clients in very big cases. Please see the list of past cases on our firm website for details.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our firm holds the prestigious Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating for Legal Ability and Ethics. We take ethics very seriously. We represent our clients vigorously but within the bounds of the law and the ethical rules governing the practice of law.

Ron Cox

Ron Cox is a Columbia trial lawyer who enjoys helping clients solve serious legal problems. Ron's practice focuses on the handling of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those related to defective products, trucking accidents, prescription drugs, medical malpractice, and automobile collisions. Ron also handles other complex litigation, including class action cases and business litigation.

Columbia injury attorney Ron Cox grew up in Aiken, South Carolina, and he brings small town values to his law practice. If he represents you, he will get to know you personally, give you advice that you can trust, treat you with respect, and keep you informed about the progress of your case. In short he will treat you the way he would want to be treated if he was the client, and he will give your case his very best effort.


Ron's best effort has proved to be very successful for many clients that he has represented in the past. Ron has represented clients who have received multi-million dollar recoveries in cases involving trucking accidents, medical malpractice, and class action settlements. He has gotten successful results for clients who took defective drugs, were injured on the job, or were in serious car accidents. He has successfully represented large and small businesses in a variety of business disputes. Among the more rewarding cases that Ron has worked on were a trucking accident in which Ron helped obtain over $10,000,000 for the victims' family, a $3,000,000 recovery in a medical malpractice action, and a $3,050,000 class action suit recovery for the residents of a community affected by the emissions of a nearby factory. Over the past several years, he has helped obtain more than $22 million in total recoveries for his clients.


Ron Cox understands how devastating motor vehicle accidents, negligent medical care, or the wrongful death of a family member can be. We understand that when an injury occurs, people are concerned about medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for their pain and suffering and what they should do to protect their interests. If you choose him as your advocate, Ron will answer your questions and put his experience to work immediately toward helping you obtain prompt and appropriate compensation. Ron Cox and the law firm of Proffitt & Cox, LLP strive to give all those suffering because of someone else's negligence help when they need it most. Contact experienced South Carolina injury lawyers by calling (803) 834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533 to learn how we can help.


Columbia injury attorney Ron Cox graduated near the top of his class at the University of South Carolina School of Law. In law school, Ron received numerous honors, including being named to the editorial board of the South Carolina Law Review, receiving the Order of the Coif, and being named to the distinguished Order of Wig and Robe. After law school, Ron started his career practicing in the law firm of State Senator Isadore Lourie. Ron then practice as a partner in the boutique litigation firm Bower Orr L.L.P. He most recently served as special counsel in the Columbia office of Nexsen Pruet LLC. Ron spent much of early career representing Fortune 500 companies and other large businesses. He enjoys all aspects of practicing law, but he gets the most satisfaction out of helping individuals and consumers who have suffered serious injury or have been taken advantage of by big corporations. Ron and his good friend David Proffitt decided to found Proffitt & Cox, LLP in 2009 so that they could bring cases that they believe in and help people most in need of trusted legal counsel.

Ron is active professionally in organizations dedicated to improving the practice of law. Ron is a Barrister in the John Belton O'Neal Inn of Court, an active member of the Richland County Bar, and a past Chairman of the Practice and Procedure Committee of the South Carolina Bar.

Ron and his wife have two boys who are active in baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. Ron spends much of his spare time coaching his boys and enjoying watching them compete. When not discussing legal strategies, he loves to talk about his favorite teams the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, the Atlanta Braves, and the Dallas Cowboys. Ron and his family are members of Northeast Presbyterian Church and reside in Northeast Columbia.

-Bad Faith Insurance
-Business Litigation
-Class Action Lawsuits
-Construction Accidents
-Drug Injury and Pharmaceutical Litigation
-Insurance Disputes
-Mass Tort Litigation
-Medical Malpractice
-Motor Vehicle Accidents
-On-the-Job Injuries
-Personal Injuries
-Slip and Fall Accidents
-Trucking Accidents
-Wrongful Death


David Proffitt is a trial lawyer who enjoys helping people who have been hurt by the negligent or wrongful acts of another person or company. He believes the civil justice system works as it should only when both parties not just the one with more money are represented by a determined, knowledgeable lawyer.

David's practice focuses on the handling of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those related to defective products, trucking accidents, prescription drugs, medical malpractice, automobile collisions and on-the-job injuries. David also handles other complex litigation, including class action cases and business litigation.

David grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina, where the individual values of hard work, fair play and justice are still honored and taught. David soon learned those same values are shared by his fellow residents of the Palmetto State, where he has lived in the Greenville-Spartanburg, Charleston and Columbia areas since moving to South Carolina in 1988.

In private practice, David has worked at a small law firm and in a solo practice, where he represented individual plaintiffs in a wide variety of cases, including cases involving all types of personal injury, catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, product liability and workers compensation. David has helped injured persons win multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements.

If David represents you, he will get to know you personally, give you advice that you can trust, treat you with respect, and keep you informed about the progress of your case. In short, he will treat you the way he would want to be treated if he was the client, and he will give your case his very best effort.

David also has worked at one of the premier defense law firms in South Carolina. He represented Fortune 500 companies and Columbia area businesses including financial institutions, hospital systems and insurance companies in class action lawsuits, complex civil litigation and appeals. David gained firsthand experience about the strategies the legal teams at these companies will attempt to use when defending against class action lawsuits, mass tort litigation and other disputes. This experience aids his work protecting the rights of individuals living in the Carolinas whose cases involve these same types of businesses.

David graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1996. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk at the South Carolina Supreme Court, where he clerked for the Honorable John H. Waller, Jr., and the Honorable E.C. Burnett, III. David also worked as a staff attorney at the Supreme Court. At the University of South Carolina School of Law, David taught legal writing, analysis and research to first-year law students.

Before attending law school, David worked several years as a newspaper reporter, writing about all types of people and events. David was a reporter for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal (SC), the Summerville Journal Scene (SC) and the Morganton News Herald (NC). David wrote about crime stories, trials, local government, hospitals and healthcare issues and environmental issues, to name only a few. As a reporter, David had the privilege of meeting people from all walks of life, and writing about the events affecting their lives on a daily basis.


David Proffitt understands how devastating car accidents, negligent medical care, or the wrongful death of a family member can be. We understand that when an injury occurs, people are concerned about medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for their pain and suffering and what they should do to protect their interests. If you choose him as your advocate, David will answer your questions and put his experience to work immediately toward helping you obtain prompt and appropriate compensation. David Proffitt and the law firm of Proffitt & Cox, LLP strive to give all those suffering because of someone else's negligence help when they need it most. Contact experienced South Carolina injury lawyers by calling (803) 834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533 to learn how we can help.

-Bad Faith Insurance
-Business Litigation
-Class Action Lawsuits
-Construction Accidents
-Drug Injury and Pharmaceutical Litigation
-Insurance Disputes
-Mass Tort Litigation
-Medical Malpractice
-Motor Vehicle Accidents
-On-the-Job Injuries
-Personal Injuries
-Slip and Fall Accidents
-Trucking Accidents
-Wrongful Death