Workers’ compensation attorney Mundi George joined MGC in June of 1999, four years after the firm was founded. “Columbia was a very small office of about a dozen attorneys, and Charlotte had just opened and had only three attorneys,” she says “We were in a much smaller building then, and I spent a lot of time just sitting in Hugh’s office or Rusty’s office listening to them talk on the phone.” At the time, Mundi was growing her understanding of the practice and “…learning how to be an actual lawyer (the stuff they don’t teach you in law school),” she adds.
“Over the years we have grown in size and geography, but there are still influences of that small office mentality that make us a family.”
Growing up in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Mundi was active in high school sports and a number of organizations. She went on study at the University of South Carolina and received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Marketing. “For many years I wanted to be a news anchor, and by my junior year I had decided I wanted to teach college English,” she adds. With the goal of applying to graduate school to work towards her Masters, Mundi came across the LSAT exam while signing up for the GRE. “I figured it was good to have options, so I signed up for both,” she says. “My decision to actually go into the legal field came about because I did well on the LSAT.” In 1998, Mundi graduated from the University of South Carolina’s School of Law. Prior to joining MGC, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable E. S. Swearingen, United States Magistrate Judge.
“There are many more woman attorneys, and many more in management positions, than there were when I graduated from law school,” says Mundi. “’Back then’” the challenge was just being taken seriously and successfully competing with men for the same jobs and same success. WIN @ MGC not only serves to pull women up to the levels of their male counterparts, but it aims to push them forward on the path to success. Keeping that conversation constant helps never lose sight of making sure women are valued for their accomplishments and motivates others to be successful because they know they will receive the support and resources they need.”
“Figuring out how to have children, raise a family and be a working lawyer-mom will always be difficult,” Mundi adds. “Fortunately, there are so many of us lawyer-moms these days, that we have a natural support group.” As far as guidance and influence in her career and life over the years, Mundi has been naturally drawn to and supported by those closest to her. “I have always been influenced by everyone around me: friends, family, teachers, bosses, co-workers,” she says.
“I know that no matter what challenges I face in my practice or in my life, my MGC family supports me. Our amazing group of women makes me proud to be a part of this firm.”