Aug. 17 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Law firm McAngus Goudelock & Courie (MGC) is pleased to announce the inclusion of 49 attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America® list. Five of those attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year”: in Asheville, NC, John Spainhour was named Litigation – Insurance “Lawyer of the Year”; in Charleston, SC, Amy Jenkins was named Litigation – Employment “Lawyer of the Year”; in Charlotte, NC, John Barringer was named Litigation – Insurance “Lawyer of the Year”; in Greenville, SC, Erroll Anne Hodges was named Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers “Lawyer of the Year”; and in Jackson, MS, Roger Riddick was named Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers “Lawyer of the Year.” 36 attorneys were also named to the Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch 2024 list—an award given to lawyers early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

The Best Lawyers in America®

Asheville, NC

  • Joseph Hamrick: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • John Spainhour: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Insurance (“Lawyer of the Year”)

Atlanta, GA

Charlotte, NC

  • John Barringer: Insurance Law; Litigation – Insurance (“Lawyer of the Year”); Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Chuck Cheney: Workers Compensation Law – Employers
  • RJ Cohen: Insurance Law
  • Heather Connor: Litigation – Construction
  • John Jeffries: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Insurance; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • George Kurani: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Sally Moran: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • John Morris: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Robert Starnes: Workers’ Compensation – Employers
  • Andrew Ussery: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Charleston, SC

  • Mark Davis: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Amy Jenkins: Employment Law – Individuals; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – ERISA; Litigation – Labor & Employment (“Lawyer of the Year”)
  • Allison Nussbaum: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • JD Smith: Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Insurance; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Columbia, SC

  • Chad Abramson: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Trippett Boineau: Litigation – Construction; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Sterling Davies: Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Insurance; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Scott Garrett: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Mundi George: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Rusty Goudelock: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Jason Lockhart: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Tommy Lydon: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Stuart Moore: Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Julie Moose: Commercial Litigation

Greenville, SC

Jackson, MS

Knoxville, TN

  • David Long: Litigation – Construction; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Josh Wolfe: Construction Law; Insurance Law

Memphis, TN

  • Tom Cassidy: Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Myrtle Beach, SC

Nashville, TN

Oxford, MS

  • Jay Atkins: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Raleigh, NC

  • Melissa Cleary: Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Jack Holmes: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Wilmington, NC

Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch

Asheville, NC

  • Richard Haywood: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Lucie Peoples: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Zephyr Sullivan: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Atlanta, GA

Charleston, SC

  • Shawn Bevans: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Madelyn Dukes: Construction Law; Insurance Law; Litigation – Construction; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Jonathan Lane: Labor and Employment Law – Employee; Labor and Employment Law – Management

Charlotte, NC

Columbia, SC

  • Brett Bayne: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Riley Bearden: Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Sarah Guthrie: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Justin Hunter: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Matt Moser: Workers’ Compensation – Claimants; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Adam Ribock: Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Will Starnes: Real Estate Law
  • Michael Trask: Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Greenville, SC

Jackson, MS

Memphis, TN

  • Garrett O’Brien: Commercial Litigation; Workers’ Compensation – Claimants; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Nashville, TN

Raleigh, NC

Wilmington, NC

  • Chris Bell: Insurance Law; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Jason Toups: Workers’ Compensation – Claimants; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor.