Biography

Fredric represents transportation companies, including both carriers and intermediaries, regionally and nationwide on casualty/accident and commercial litigation matters, including cargo/freight claims, collections/contract disputes, FMCSA and state regulatory compliance and permitting matters, and insurance coverage cases.

In these litigation matters, Fredric has tried multiple cases to verdicts before juries and handled appeals for transportation clients. Having handled complex litigation matters, Fredric has recognized that having a good game plan in advance is the best way to avoid costly lawsuits. Knowing this, he enjoys assisting with general business matters that transportation companies face every day, such as independent contractor leasing issues, complex workers compensation scenarios, regulatory compliance and safety issues, and contracting with customers and vendors. By working with clients on these issues as they manage their companies, Fredric hopes to help lay the groundwork to stay out of litigation or to be well positioned to defend it when it arises.

Before Fox Rothschild

Fredric was a partner with Smith Moore Leatherwood, which merged with Fox Rothschild in 2018.

Fredric served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis W. Shedd, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable Henry F. Floyd, U.S. District Judge, District of South Carolina.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

As a native of the Upcountry region of South Carolina, Fredric enjoys hiking, fishing, and camping in the mountains of North and South Carolina. Fredric and his wife and three children enjoy serving the community through their local church and other local organizations.

Accomplishments

  • Order of the Coif
  • Moot Court Bar, National Competition Team
  • CALI Awards in federal practice, appellate advocacy, trusts & estates, and Supreme Court practice
  • First Honor Graduate, The Citadel Class of 2001

Honors & Awards

  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Listed Transportation/Maritime (2012-2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *