McAngus Goudelock & Courie, a regional insurance defense firm, is pleased to announce that Hugh McAngus, founding member of MGC, is the recipient of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association’s (SCDTAA) Hemphill Award. The award was given at the SCDTAA’s annual meeting in Pinehurst, NC on Friday, November 7.
The Hemphill Award is given to a member or former member of the SCDTAA who has shown distinguished and meritorious conduct or service to the legal professiona and/or the public. This person has been instrument in developing, implementing and carrying through the objectives of the SCDTAA. In the 46 year history of the SCDTAA, Mr. McAngus is the 16th recipient of the Hemphill Award.
“Hugh has served the legal community and the SCDTAA selflessly,” said Jay Courie, MGC’s Managing Member. “I am proud to call Hugh not only a dedicated colleague, but also a friend. He demonstrates integrity and professionalism to all of us in the legal profession.”
Mr. McAngus has been an active member of SCDTAA for over three decades, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, as well as President. He remains active on the nominating committee. Mr. McAngus has been practicing workers’ compensation defense for over thirty years, focusing on defending complex workers’ compensation claims, catastrophic losses, toxic exposure and occupational disease claims as well as mediation. He is recognized by the Supreme Court of South Carolina as a certified mediator, and has been actively involved in the development of workers’ compensation law on both a state and national level.