COLUMBIA, SC – McAngus Goudelock & Courie (MGC), a regional insurance defense firm, is excited to be celebrating 25 years of service and dedication to their clients on March 6. MGC opened its first office in Columbia, South Carolina in 1995 and continues to expand their footprint across the Southeast, opening their most recent office in Richmond, Virginia. Today, the firm has 200 attorneys and 600 total employees, with 16 offices in six states.
“We are excited and proud of what we have accomplished over the last 25 years,” says MGC managing member, Jay Courie. “What started as four lawyers and five staff has grown to over 200 lawyers and 600 employees throughout the Southeast. Our growth and success can be directly attributed to the great people and culture that has made MGC a special place to work.”
MGC has received several accolades by local and national publications and organizations. In July of 2019, the firm was a recipient of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Outside Counsel of the Year Award. This award recognizes law firms that have consistently exemplified the goals of delivering pragmatic solutions that protect, defend and advance the interests of Liberty Mutual’s customers, policyholders and the company. Since 2014, MGC has been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings, based on a rigorous evaluation process by clients, lawyers and peers. From 2009 to 2016, the firm was spotlighted in “Best Places to Work in South Carolina” by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group. In 2015, MGC was also named to the “Best Employers in North Carolina” list by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – NC State Council and Best Companies Group.
“Our business has grown significantly over the last 25 years because we understand our industry and have focused on efficiency and client service,” says Courie. “Our profession continues to evolve and we have been willing to adapt to changing times and economic conditions. That is not always an easy thing for lawyers to do, but fortunately we have had a leadership model that listens to clients and delivers services based on their needs.”