Rusty is a founding member of MGC. He has been representing business interests in workers’ compensation and related matters exclusively for more than 35 years. He prides himself in understanding his clients’ workforce, products, services and industry. He is an active member in key national professional organizations devoted to workers’ compensation and claims industry issues. In addition, Rusty has served the bar and community as president of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association, treasurer of Kids Chance of SC, chair of the SC Bar’s Workers’ Compensation Section and Advisory Board member of USO South Carolina. He regularly lectures before various organizations on issues related to workers’ compensation and litigation management issues.  Rusty frequently appears before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission and in state courts representing employers, self-insureds and insurance carriers.

Outside of MGC, Rusty can be found spending time with his family, including his wife and three daughters. He and his family enjoy college football together, spending time at the beach and traveling. Rusty enjoys fishing and flying. He has been a licensed pilot since age 17 and volunteers to support medical air transport missions for Mercy Flight. He is a US Army veteran.

Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Workers' Compensation

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law (JD)
  • The Citadel (BSBA)

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association (Past Chair and Board Member of Workers' Compensation Section; Member of Workers' Compensation and Labor and Employment Law Sections)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (Past President and Board Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Committees on Workers’ Compensation Law and Employment Law)
  • • USO South Carolina (Advisory Board Member)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Bar Admissions

  • 1987 US Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • 1987 US District Court, District of South Carolina
  • 1986 South Carolina

Awards

Community Involvement

  • Kids' Chance of South Carolina (Past Treasurer, Past Board Member)
  • Richland County Airport Commission (Former Commissioner)
  • Mercy Flight