D. Peters Wilborn, Jr.
Peter Wilborn is the lead trial litigator for DAW, focusing on cases of serious injury, labor law and civil rights. For more than 13 years he has represented longshoremen in Charleston and other ports in the South. An advocate for pedestrians and bicyclists, he has represented cyclists and their families in more than 100 accident cases through mybikelaw, the online legal resource he founded for cyclists at www.mybikelaw.com.
Wilborn played a prominent role during the "Charleston 5" suits, and was co-counsel in a case involving a $4.25 million settlement for a longshoreman who suffered a catastrophic injury at work. He represented the NAACP in its struggle against discrimination during "Black Biker Week" in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and has litigated several civil rights actions and class action suits throughout the country.
A graduate of Tufts University and the University of Michigan Law School, Wilborn began his career as a Ford Foundation Fellow in West Africa assisting human rights legal organizations, and he later served as an assistant legal officer of the Center for the Independence of the Judiciary of the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, Switzerland. He began his legal practice in Charleston in 1996. In 2009, Wilborn was one of 20 South Carolina leaders selected for a Liberty Fellowship; and he has received awards for his pro bono work from the South Carolina Bar Association and the American Bar Association.