R. Gerald  Chambers, Jr.

R. Gerald Chambers, Jr.

  • 803-227-4201

Gerald Chambers has practiced law in South Carolina since graduating from Wake Forest School of Law in 1996.

Gerald spends all of his time defending doctors, hospitals, long-term care facilities, dentists and other health professionals. He understands the complexity of this litigation and how to effectively communicate these concepts to a jury. Gerald works closely with his clients to meet their expectations and understands that being involved in litigation is a difficult and unsettling experience for his clients.

Prior to his legal career, he served on active duty with the United States Army as an air defense artillery officer. His assignments included Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division; Nierstein, Germany; Kaiserslautern, Germany; and Fort Polk, Louisiana. After leaving active duty and attending law school, Gerald joined the U.S. Army Reserves serving as a JAG officer until he retired at a LTC in 2014 after 28 years of service.

  • Received a defense verdict representing a neurosurgeon and his practice in a case involving post-operative complications following a multi-level cervical decompression in which the plaintiff suffered permanent neurological damages.
  • Received a defense verdict representing a general surgeon in a case involving the diagnosis and treatment of a leaking anastomosis.
  • Received a defense verdict representing a national rehabilitation hospital in a case involving the diagnosis and management of diabetes.
  • Successfully represented an optometrist in a case involving a unique medical issue involving diabetic retinopathy.
  • Tried to verdict two nursing home malpractice cases resulting in a jury award of exact medical bills only and on the low end of a high-low agreement respectively.
  • Successfully invoked Arbitration Agreements for skilled nursing facilities.
  • Wake Forest School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Wofford College, B.A., 1986
  • South Carolina Bar, 1996
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, 2002
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation, (2010-2011 Board of Directors and Chair, Healthcare Committee)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member, 2008-Present)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (Member, 1998-Present)
  • American Bar Association (Member)