Nickisha M. Woodward

Nickisha M. Woodward

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Nickisha Woodward is a skilled litigator who defends the interests of clients large and small in personal injury, construction, premises and product liability matters.

Additionally, she counsels clients on coverage issues and bad faith matters. Nickisha represents well-known large national market leaders and international corporations. Her litigation experience includes all types of litigation to include trucking, construction and homeowner’s association and employment wage matters. Previously, Nickisha organized training and professional development while serving as the firm’s Associate Liaison. Currently, Nickisha serves as the firm’s Client Service and Development Leader for the Insurance and Liability Litigation Group.

Nickisha prides herself on being responsive as well as meeting and exceeding the needs of her clients in every aspect. She is readily accessible, detail oriented and effectively provides her clients with the information they need to evaluate the scope and risk of their claims. Nickisha recognizes that not every matter calls for the same resolution and provides the best resolution to meet her client’s needs. By understanding the needs of the client, she is able to assess and evaluate the claims effectively and efficiently.

Prior to practice, Nickisha worked as an associate accountant for a Fortune 500 Company, which has enabled her to use her business acumen while representing the interests of individuals, businesses and insurance carriers.


  • Successfully tried numerous automobile accidents, premises liability and other negligence lawsuits to verdict as the lead attorney in state court throughout South Carolina.
  • Successfully represented trucking companies, general contractors, subcontractors and product manufacturers in product liability claims.
  • Represented national cosmetic industry distributor in certified class action product liability case 
  • Charleston School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • Clemson University, Bachelors of Arts History and Speech and Communication Studies, 2002
  • South Carolina Bar, 2013
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 2014
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 2021
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Association, Executive Board Member
  • Claims Litigation Management, Member, 2020-present.
  • Loss Executives Association, Member, 2018-present.
  • South Carolina Bar Judicial Selection Committee, Subcommittee Member, 2015-present.
  • James L. Petigru Inn of Court, Executive Board Member and Historian, 2015-present.
  • Charleston County Bar Association, 2013-present.
  • Defense Research Institute, Member, 2014-present.
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™-AV®
  • South Carolina Women in Business Award Recipient (2023)
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Business Power List (2023)
  • Best Lawyers in America: "Ones to Watch", Product Liability Litigation: Defendants, 2020-2024
  • South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy 2017
  • Super Lawyers, South Carolina Rising Star, General Litigation, 2018-2023


Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • “We get the Cat Video,” Diversity & Inclusion, SCDTAA, Women in Law Webinar, March 2021
  • Trial Strategy- Fairness with the “Rules of the Road,” SCDTAA Summer Meeting, July 2021
  • Reptile Theory, “Defending the Deposition,” SCDTAA, Reptile Theory Webinar, November 2021
  • Masters in Trial: The Art of Advocacy, South Carolina Bar and SC ABOTA, February 2022
  • “Preservation, Gathering and Spoliation: Important things to remember as a driver of a commercial motor vehicle,” South Carolina Trucking Associations Annual Meeting, November 2017

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