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Courtney C. Shytle

Courtney C. Shytle

Co-Managing Partner
Phone:803.726.7430
Fax:803.726.7421

Courtney Shytle has a wide range of product liability litigation experience in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate level. Clients retain Courtney for her experience in managing all aspects of a case including complex files, fact investigation, discovery, mediation, motions work, and preparing, defending, and deposing expert witnesses in a variety of litigation.

Her practice focuses mainly on the defense of automotive products, including automobiles, motorcycles, forklifts, and tires. Of her notable experience, she served on the team defending a motor vehicle manufacturer in its alleged unintended acceleration litigation, both in individual cases and in multidistrict litigation. She has also represented other well-known automotive manufacturers in cases involving crashworthiness and post collision fuel fed fire.

Additionally, Courtney has represented multiple product manufacturers in premises liability, toxic torts and personal injury cases, and has extensive experience defending consumer product manufacturers. She has handled litigation matters for long-term care facilities, including claims alleging deviation from the standard of care and premises liability. Courtney also has experience defending a national retailer in their premises liability litigation, including an appellate matter before the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Courtney's appellate background extends as far back as her law clerkship with the Honorable Karen J. Williams, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. She also worked as a staff attorney for the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1994

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1995

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1994
    cum laude
    Petigru Scholar
    Order of the Wig and Robe
    South Carolina Law Review, Member

  • University of South Carolina, South Carolina Honors College, B.A., 1991
    magna cum laude
    Major:  English

Professional Associations

    • American Bar Association
    • Defense Research Institute
    • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
    • South Carolina Bar

Recent Verdicts & Case Studies


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Speaking Engagements

  • “Challenging the Status Quo: Cutting Edge Trial Tactics and Themes in High Exposure Cases,” Co-Presenter, ABA TIPS Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation, Phoenix, AZ, April 2018