Why Choose Us

$110 Million In Verdicts
Many call themselves “trial lawyers,” but few go the distance—we are the few.
Our Results
In the last 3 years alone:
Settlements Secured:
$301 Million+
Fees Paid to Co-Counsel:
$47 Million+

Eight-Figure Results

Cases resolved for $1 Million or more: 105
Our Reach
South Carolina’s personal injury law firm.

We are based in the Lowcountry and we handle cases statewide. Our practice spans each of the state’s 46 counties.

Justice Across the Country

We have also handled cases as pro hac vice counsel in Maryland, Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, New York, Florida, California, and North Carolina.

Our Reputation

Don’t just take our word for it. Hear directly from those we’ve helped: our clients and co-counsel.

My family is so grateful for the guidance and counsel of Yarborough Applegate in the wrongful death case regarding my mother. Attorney Perry Buckner and paralegal Amy Johnson were the professional, supportive team we needed to secure justice. Perry is a knowledgeable professional and strategist who guided me every step of the way to protect my interests. Amy provided endless hours of professional guidance and emotional support. They have access to professionals in a variety of fields who aided our case. In a foreign landscape, grieving, I looked to them for guidance. They heard me when I said that the case needed to be about more than a potential financial resolution: I wanted to effect change in the nursing home landscape. I highly recommend Yarborough Applegate as your partner when you have suffered loss of any kind. Tammy L.
Yarborough Applegate is my "go-to" firm when I associate co-counsel in complex and catastrophic cases. They are honest, aggressive and possess the knowledge and resources to outwork their adversaries and deliver superior results. They work every case as if it is going to trial and, as a result, most of them settle favorably for our clients. I value them as trusted co-counsel and friends. Owner, Clark Law Firm, Sumter, SC John Clark
My husband had a traumatic brain injury that threw our life off track. When you have a traumatic event such as ours, it is important to have people like William Applegate in your corner to help rebuild your life. We know to our core that William fought so hard for our family and left no stone unturned. He is amazing, down to earth, and so kind—on top of being a phenomenal lawyer. We still stay in touch to this day, and we are so thankful for all his help. Jessica R.
We had the opportunity to work alongside Yarborough Applegate on a complex catastrophic injury case where our client was paralyzed. It was truly like working with the masters in their field, watching them transform a good case into a multi-million-dollar settlement for a very deserving client and her family. Law Office of John Redmann, New Orleans, LA Edward Moreno
Our Commitment to Social Good

Beyond helping our clients recover well-deserved compensation for their injuries, our cases have prompted sweeping cross-industry safety improvements—the kinds of reforms that can prevent countless instances of future harm.

Corporate Medical Scan Policy

Settlement for a missed pediatric brain tumor includes corporate changes for Medquest facilities nationwide to reduce MRI and CT scan margin of error.

Trucking Cell Phone Ban

Trucking case settlement prompts cell phone policy change for a large manufacturer and sets the stage for other large trucking companies to follow suit.

Nursing Home Safety Measures

This case involved the tragic (and preventable) choking death of our client’s elderly mother with dementia at a nursing home. In addition to a significant monetary settlement, with the help of experts we developed a high-quality, professional training video that the large national nursing home corporation was required to use in all future training to prevent similar choking deaths from happening again.

National Restaurant Chain Customer Protection

After a woman ingested a metal wire embedded in her dish at Outback Steakhouse, a jury verdict leads to a safety change across the entire Bloomin’ Brands family of restaurants, protecting customers worldwide.

Safe Alcohol Service Standards

We have litigated numerous dram shop cases against bars and restaurants for violating the standards of safe alcohol service. On several occasions, our settlements in those cases have gone beyond financial recovery for our clients. For example, we have required bars to implement additional training programs and policies to prevent reoccurance, and required servers of alcohol to undergo “Responsible Alcohol Service” training by nationally recognized, third-party providers.

Our Difference

Dig deep, leave no stone unturned, and be ready for trial, every time. That’s our commitment to our clients—and why when we do agree to settle, it’s for top dollar.


We’re advocates for the underdog, not afraid to stand up to corporations in our pursuit to level the playing field for individuals who have suffered a loss.


Keep learning. Ask questions. Think creatively. Try things differently. In our pursuit of justice, we never stop exploring cutting-edge opportunities to share a victim’s story.


The capabilities and resources of a large firm, the personal, caring touch of a small one. We support and stand by victims at the time they need an ally the most.

Our Industry Leadership

We’re driven to set a higher standard. Together, our team has published two game-changing legal playbooks and numerous articles in industry publications.

Our Recognition

It’s humbling to be acknowledged for our tireless and tenacious efforts to secure justice for our clients.

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