Lewis Brisbois Opens 50th Location Nationwide With New Office In Savannah, Ga.
Savannah, Ga. (March 4, 2019) - Lewis Brisbois is proud to announce the opening of its 50th location with a new office in Savannah, Georgia. Brantley C. Rowlen, previously a partner at Lewis Brisbois’ Atlanta office, is leading the Savannah office as managing partner. Mr. Rowlen is joined by Jeffrey S. Ward, a new partner to the firm’s General Liability and Professional Liability Practices, and Associates Kate Cappelmann and Donavan K. Eason.
“We’re tremendously excited to be opening the firm’s 50th office, and look forward to bringing the depth of Lewis Brisbois’ other 49 locations to not only the Savannah area, but also to the South Carolina low country and Florida panhandle, to better serve our existing clients and expand the firm’s presence in these areas,” said Mr. Rowlen.
The new office is located near the riverfront in downtown Savannah, and continues Lewis Brisbois’ push to expand its presence on the Eastern Seaboard. On January 16, the firm announced a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Savannah location is also the 6th new office for Lewis Brisbois since the start of 2019, with additional locations opened in St. Louis, Missouri; Washington, D.C.; Schererville, Indiana; and Salt Lake City, Utah in just the past two months.
Mr. Rowlen is a partner in Lewis Brisbois’ Products Liability, General Liability, and Healthcare Practices. He has extensive litigation experience defending medical professionals and organizations in medical negligence actions, and representing insureds in a variety of general liability and transportation actions. Mr. Rowlen also has significant experience defending complex products liability claims, and serves as local counsel in several states and as a member of national trial teams. A graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Mr. Rowlen regularly defends clients throughout the Southeast and nationally as part of his trial practice.
Mr. Ward has practiced as a trial lawyer in Georgia for over fifteen years and has successfully tried cases to jury verdict in both federal and state courts. He focuses on general casualty law and professional malpractice law, in addition to construction and commercial transportation litigation, and has represented clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to hospitals, construction professionals, and other professional and individual interests. A graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, Mr. Ward served on the Georgia State Bar Board of Governors from 2012 to 2018, and currently serves as Treasurer for the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.