Thomas H. Hart, III
Tom has been a practicing personal injury attorney for over 30 years. The majority of his practice has been focused on toxic torts and asbestos, and he has represented victims of benzene, silica, toxic shock syndrome, DBCP, a plethora of products defects, construction accidents and vehicle accidents. Tom has represented tens of thousands of tort victims and has appeared in courts in over 40 states and eight foreign countries. Tom has successfully gone to verdict against corporations in over 20 states.
Among his many legal accomplishments, Tom was Lead Counsel in the first toxic tort Class Action (Wells v. Raymark, C.A. No. 87-1935, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, Wichita Division); he was Co-Lead Counsel in a Class Action on behalf of 26,000 DBCP exposed Banana Farmers in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Panama, Ecuador, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Dominica, Philippines, cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, (Delgado v. Shell Oil Co., et al, C.A. 95-21074, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas); Tom was lead Class Counsel in landmark pollution class action cases in the United States Virgin Islands, (Martinez v. Virgin Islands Alumina Corp., et al, C.A. 184/93, Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix Division, and Barnes v. Bechtel Corp., et al, C.A. 21/95, District Court of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix Division).
- South Carolina
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fourth, Eighth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits
- University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D.
- Furman University, B.A. Political Science
Professional Association and Membership
- International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
- Virgin Islands Bar, Member (Former Chairman, Continuing Education Committee; Member, Ethics and Grievance Committee)
- South Carolina Bar
- South Carolina Attorneys for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
- American Bar Association