Motley Rice

Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' litigation firms, is proud to be one of few national law firms that offers such a breadth and depth of complex litigation, trial and resolution involvement and experience in many litigation areas. Attorneys at Motley Rice have handled a variety of individual, consolidated, mass torts and class action cases in state and federal courts across the country. While the firm practices nationally, and sometimes internationally, it continues to represent local clients in Charleston and South Carolina, particularly related to vehicle and product defects, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, asbestos and other cases. Motley Rice also has a strong co-counsel network throughout the state and U.S.

Motley Rice has played significant leadership roles in large and impactful settlements, decisions and cases, including negotiating the BP Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages and Medical Benefits Settlements; representing plaintiffs in litigation against Arab Bank for alleged terrorism funding; achieving the $500 million decision for asbestos victims and their families against Travelers Insurance Company; recovering nearly $15 billion for owners and lessees of 2.0-liter TDI vehicles impacted by the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” emissions scandal, in addition to the 3.0-liter settlement; and taking on 9/11 litigation on behalf of more than 6,600 family members and survivors, among other notable litigation.

**Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome

The firm’s attorneys have also been at the forefront of an effort to mitigate the impact of the opioid crisis and save lives by shining a light on the alleged overprescribing, deceptive marketing and fraudulent distribution of highly addictive opioid painkillers. Motley Rice co-founder Joe Rice serves as co-lead counsel in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation coordinated in the Northern District of Ohio. In addition to his leadership, the firm represents and has worked closely beside several states, cities, and counties in a growing number of cases and investigations into the crisis. The firm’s representation includes the City of Chicago and Santa Clara County, both of which were the first jurisdictions to file complaints against the pharmaceutical industry in the current wave of litigation.
Our firm is built upon advocating for the rights of workers, consumers, families and investors and aggressively seeking justice and accountability for people and institutions harmed by wrongdoing and negligence. Motley Rice is committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for clients, investing considerable resources into our clients’ cases.

Using the fundamentals of the U.S. civil justice system, Motley Rice champions fights that some consider long shots, taking on cases that others may not be able or may choose not to fight. The civil justice system is designed to compensate people who are injured or wronged, address corporate behavior and cause change to help prevent more people from being hurt. By continuing to take cutting-edge and challenging cases, by giving back to our profession and our communities, and by believing that just one person can bring about change, we are litigating today for a better tomorrow.

Attorneys at Motley Rice have handled a variety of individual, consolidated, mass torts and class action cases in state and federal courts across the country. Motley Rice is headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and has additional offices in Connecticut; Louisiana; Washington, D.C.; New York; Missouri; Rhode Island; and West Virginia. For more information, call 1.800.768.4026 or visit


Kevin Dean



28 Bridgeside Blvd
Mount Pleasant, 29464