Why Choose Us

$154 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: 107
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.

When I got in a wreck the doctor told me I needed urgent surgery or I could be paralyzed. The cost was over a hundred thousand dollars, and I didn’t have insurance. David Yarborough made arrangements so that I could get the needed surgery by assuring the doctor that he would win my case. Then he won a settlement against the at-fault driver that covered all of the costs of the surgery, all of my lost wages, and pain and suffering. Thank you, Yarborough Applegate. Lamont B.
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
Perry Buckner was my attorney, and he was the right person for the job. He’s smart, talented, and competitive. I would take him over any other attorney—five stars. Leland R.
It was the worst day of our lives. My wife and 12-year-old son were on their way home from school when a speeding SUV crossed the center line and crashed into them, almost killing them. The driver had limited insurance and we were facing catastrophic injuries and hundreds of thousands—if not millions—in medical bills. The tenacious and creative lawyers at Yarborough Applegate aggressively pursued other non-traditional defendants and were able to make a full financial recovery for our family. Now, we don’t have to worry about any of our past or future medical bills or lost wages and have complete financial security. We feel so lucky to have had them represent us, and shudder to think what would have happened had we gone elsewhere. Clyde R.
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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