Sterling Davies has practiced law since 1994 and focuses on general litigation, with an emphasis on construction litigation, products liability, premises liability, insurance litigation, professional liability, coverage and bad faith, transportation and major loss cases. He joined MGC in 1995 and currently serves on the firm’s Management Committee. Sterling is also a Past President of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association and a Past Chair of the National DRI Construction Law Conference. Sterling believes truth to be one of the most important things his clients expect from him, and he strives to provide efficient and practical advice as a counselor and zealous representation as an advocate.

Outside of work, Sterling spends time with his immediate and extended family, coaching youth sports, trying to make time to play golf and following the South Carolina Gamecocks and Green Bay Packers.

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
  • Transportation
  • Trucking


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

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association (Past-President Advisory Committee)
  • Defense Research Institute (Program Steering Committee - Construction Law Committee)
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence

Bar Admissions

  • 1994 South Carolina
  • US District Court, District of South Carolina
  • US Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • The Best Lawyers in America Columbia, SC Lawyer of the Year - Litigation - Insurance (2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Insurance, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2013-2020)
  • Columbia Business Monthly’s Legal Elite of the Midlands - Construction Law - Top Attorney Vote (2018 and 2019)
  • America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators in South Carolina (2018)
  • Columbia Business Monthly’s Legal Elite of the Midlands - Business Litigation Law - Top Attorney Vote (2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in the Midlands (2014-2016)
  • Columbia Business Monthly’s Legal Elite of the Midlands - Civil Litigation Law - Top Attorney (2015)
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence Premier 20 Over 20 Trial Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating - AV Preeminent
  • Lawyer Designation from the Expert Network

Community Involvement

  • Wills for Heroes
  • Youth Coach
  • Trinity Cathedral (Youth Committee)