Dan Addison

111 Coleman Boulevard
Suite 301
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 
Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation

Dan Addison is a Of Counsel in our office in Charleston, South Carolina, and he has a quarter of a century of experience in litigating complex workers’ compensation cases. He defends corporations and other employers in claims involving alleged exposure to hazardous substances unique to the claimant’s workplace, and represents clients in other high-risk occupational exposure claims.

Dan is widely recognized and respected for his authoritative knowledge of occupational disease and related matters, and he is often invited to speak on panels and address professional gatherings about emerging issues and other matters of importance around workers’ compensation law. He  also counsels clients on health care workers’ compensation disputes and trucking workers’ compensation cases, and handles subrogation cases to help strategically manage risk, including claims involving workers’ compensation issues.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith in 2020, Dan was Managing Partner of his own firm, the Addison Law Group in Columbia, South Carolina, which specialized in workers’ compensation litigation, subrogation, insurance coverage and mediation. He also spent more than a decade at a large firm in Columbia that specialized in conflict prevention, conflict management and conflict resolution.

Dan’s passion for the intersection of law and medicine stems from his childhood in a medical household, where he was raised by a father who was a doctor and a mother who was a nurse. His knowledge of the complexities and pressures faced by medical professionals, insurers and patients alike give him a deep understanding of the complicated medical issues underlying most workers’ compensation matters and help inform his approach to finding favorable resolutions that meet each client’s unique needs.

Dan earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and clerked for Thomas W. Cooper Jr. of the South Carolina Third Circuit Court. He also completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with a minor in political science from Clemson University.

One of Dan’s most notable successes was the precedent-setting Skinner v. Westinghouse Electric Corporation lawsuit, 394 S.C. 428, 716 S.E. 2d 443 (2011), in which the claimant sought compensation for asbestosis allegedly caused by exposure to asbestos and other chemicals when he was employed at a Westinghouse manufacturing plant. Skinner later left that job to take a higher paying position at the National Guard. The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission awarded Skinner a lump sum of $119,000, and upon appeal the South Carolina Supreme Court held that asbestosis and other pulmonary disease cases were not compensable under the scheduled loss provisions and were only compensable if the claimant’s wage loss was proven.

 

EXPERIENCE

Dan has more than two decades of experience defending businesses of all sizes in a wide range of complex and high-stakes workers’ workers’ compensation claims, including alleged exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. He  also counsels clients on health care workers’ compensation disputes and trucking workers’ compensation cases, and handles subrogation cases to help clients strategically manage risk.

ADMITTED

  • South Carolina courts
  • U.S. District Court for South Carolina

EDUCATION

  • J.D., the University of South Carolina School of Law
  • B.A., Clemson University

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar
  • Charleston Bar
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association

Recognitions

  • South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Mediator
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named Best’s Attorney for South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Defense for six consecutive years

Presentations

  • Dan often speaks at conferences, educational seminars and other professional gatherings about evolving issues pertaining to workers’ compensation law.
CHARLESTON, S.C.– April 1, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to welcome Of Counsel Dan Addison to its growing office in Charleston, South
Practice Specific Experience
Related Industries

Manufacturing
Hospitality

Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation

Dan Addison is a Of Counsel in our office in Charleston, South Carolina, and he has a quarter of a century of experience in litigating complex workers’ compensation cases. He defends corporations and other employers in claims involving alleged exposure to hazardous substances unique to the claimant’s workplace, and represents clients in other high-risk occupational exposure claims.

Dan is widely recognized and respected for his authoritative knowledge of occupational disease and related matters, and he is often invited to speak on panels and address professional gatherings about emerging issues and other matters of importance around workers’ compensation law. He  also counsels clients on health care workers’ compensation disputes and trucking workers’ compensation cases, and handles subrogation cases to help strategically manage risk, including claims involving workers’ compensation issues.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith in 2020, Dan was Managing Partner of his own firm, the Addison Law Group in Columbia, South Carolina, which specialized in workers’ compensation litigation, subrogation, insurance coverage and mediation. He also spent more than a decade at a large firm in Columbia that specialized in conflict prevention, conflict management and conflict resolution.

Dan’s passion for the intersection of law and medicine stems from his childhood in a medical household, where he was raised by a father who was a doctor and a mother who was a nurse. His knowledge of the complexities and pressures faced by medical professionals, insurers and patients alike give him a deep understanding of the complicated medical issues underlying most workers’ compensation matters and help inform his approach to finding favorable resolutions that meet each client’s unique needs.

Dan earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and clerked for Thomas W. Cooper Jr. of the South Carolina Third Circuit Court. He also completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with a minor in political science from Clemson University.

One of Dan’s most notable successes was the precedent-setting Skinner v. Westinghouse Electric Corporation lawsuit, 394 S.C. 428, 716 S.E. 2d 443 (2011), in which the claimant sought compensation for asbestosis allegedly caused by exposure to asbestos and other chemicals when he was employed at a Westinghouse manufacturing plant. Skinner later left that job to take a higher paying position at the National Guard. The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission awarded Skinner a lump sum of $119,000, and upon appeal the South Carolina Supreme Court held that asbestosis and other pulmonary disease cases were not compensable under the scheduled loss provisions and were only compensable if the claimant’s wage loss was proven.

 

EXPERIENCE

Dan has more than two decades of experience defending businesses of all sizes in a wide range of complex and high-stakes workers’ workers’ compensation claims, including alleged exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. He  also counsels clients on health care workers’ compensation disputes and trucking workers’ compensation cases, and handles subrogation cases to help clients strategically manage risk.

ADMITTED

  • South Carolina courts
  • U.S. District Court for South Carolina

EDUCATION

  • J.D., the University of South Carolina School of Law
  • B.A., Clemson University

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar
  • Charleston Bar
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association

Recognitions

  • South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Mediator
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named Best’s Attorney for South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Defense for six consecutive years

Presentations

  • Dan often speaks at conferences, educational seminars and other professional gatherings about evolving issues pertaining to workers’ compensation law.
CHARLESTON, S.C.– April 1, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to welcome Of Counsel Dan Addison to its growing office in Charleston, South
Practice Specific Experience
Related Industries

Manufacturing
Hospitality