Brett Bayne’s practice focuses on general civil litigation defense including automobile negligence, premises liability, products liability and construction defects. Brett specializes in trial litigation and seeing cases through to verdict. Prior to joining MGC, Brett served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable G. Thomas Cooper, Jr.

In his spare time, Brett teaches Trial Advocacy at the University of South Carolina School of Law and has served as the Faculty Advisor and Head Coach of the USC School of Law Mock Trial Bar since 2013. During that time the Mock Trial Bar has won nine regional and national championships, repeatedly placed as finalists or semifinalists in numerous competitions, and his students have won multiple outstanding advocate awards. The Mock Trial Bar was also recently ranked 13th in the country.

Outside of the office, Brett can be found spending time with his wife and two daughters (Molly and Lucy). A Texas native, he believes the only proper barbecue is brisket. Brett enjoys smoking all varieties of meats, dining on only the highest quality Mexican food, and all things Baylor. On occasion, he plays golf so poorly that he sets the game back decades.

Practice Areas

  • Adulterated Food
  • Alcohol Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Coverage
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Governmental Liability
  • Litigation
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • SIU/Arson and Fraud
  • Slander/Defamation
  • Trucking


  • University of South Carolina School of Law (JD)
  • Baylor University (BA)

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Bar Admissions

  • 2011 South Carolina
  • 2014 US District Court, District of South Carolina
  • 2017 US Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit
  • 2019 US Supreme Court


  • Certified Circuit Court Arbitrator


  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year (2019)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star (2018 and 2019)
  • Columbia Business Monthly's Legal Elite of the Midlands - Insurance Law - Top Attorney Vote (2017, 2018 and 2019)
  • South Carolina Bar Trial and Appellate Advocacy Award (2018)
  • Greenville Business Magazine's Legal Elite of the Upstate (2018)
  • Columbia Business Monthly's Best & Brightest 35 and Under (2018)