J. Olin McDougall, II
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Attorney J. Olin McDougall, II

McDougall LawFirm, LLC

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Biographical Information
Attorney J. Olin McDougall, II

J. Olin "Lin" McDougall, II, Esquire, graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1994, and has actively represented the rights of injured victims since 1996. Mr. McDougall has been practicing law in Beaufort, South Carolina since 1996, concentrating in the areas of Serious Injury and Death Claims, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers Compensation Claims, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Claims and Litigation, Premises Liability, Defective and Dangerous Products, School and Education Litigation, and Boating and Water Accidents.

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Mr. McDougall was raised in Sumter, South Carolina, graduating High School from Wilson Hall in May, 1987.

Mr. McDougall continued his education at Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, starting the Fall of 1987. While at Wake Forest, Mr. McDougall majored in English, and made the Dean's List. In addition to his studies, Mr. McDougall remained active in the Kappa Alpha Order as a Rush Chairman, and being elected to the office of Historian his Senior Year.

Mr. McDougall graduated from Wake Forest in May of 1991, with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Mr. McDougall entered the University of South Carolina School of Law in the Fall of 1991. While at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Mr. McDougall made the Dean's List and, in addition to his regular course load, engaged in a number of independent legal studies in his particular areas of interest, which included, among others, a survey of International legal issues and an analysis of the propriety of corporal punishment.

Mr. McDougall also remained involved in a number of Legal Societies. Most notably, as a member of the Student Chapter of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. McDougall was the Legal Research Coordinator for the Association.

During Law School, Mr. McDougall also clerked for Furr & Henshaw [now Furr, Henshaw & Ohanesian], a firm specializing in Medical Malpractice. In addition to Medical Malpractice issues, Mr. McDougall also gained substantial exposure to Nursing Home and Assisted Living Malpractice, catastrophic injury and Defective Products cases.

After graduating from Law School, in August 1994, Mr. McDougall was employed by the South Carolina Judicial Department, as Law Clerk to the Honorable Henry F. Floyd. At the time Judge Floyd was a State Circuit Court Judge, and is now a United States District Court Judge for the District of South Carolina, Spartanburg Division. As Judge Floyd's Law Clerk, Mr. McDougall traveled the State monitoring both civil and criminal trials, assisting Judge Floyd in many different capacities.

After a one year clerkship with Judge Floyd, Mr. McDougall entered private practice as an Associate with McDougall & Self, LLP, a firm specializing in litigating matters in the Family Courts of South Carolina.

In 1996, Mr. McDougall moved to Beaufort, South Carolina and began the practice that ultimately evolved into the McDougall LawFirm. Initially, Mr. McDougall began representing injured victims in the firm that was ultimately known as Daugs, Tedder, Newman & McDougall. At that time, Mr. McDougall began litigating Serious Injury and Death Claims, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers Compensation Claims, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Claims and Litigation, Premises Liability, Defective and Dangerous Products, School and Education Litigation, and Boating and Water Accidents.

Subsequently, after practicing with Harvey & Battey, then Newman & McDougall, LLC, Mr. McDougall opened the McDougall LawFirm in July, 2007. This practice is limited to Serious Injury and Death Claims, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers Compensation Claims, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Claims and Litigation, Premises Liability, Defective and Dangerous Products, School and Education Litigation, and Boating and Water Accidents.

Mr. McDougall has been successful in making a personal commitment to his clients while providing professional representation, aggressively protecting his clients' interests and their legal matters.

With offices located in Beaufort, South Carolina, The McDougall LawFirm consists of Mr. McDougall, one Associate and a support staff of 6 assistants and paralegals.

Mr. McDougall's family consists of his wife, Shawn, his son, Jack, and his daughter, Madison.

In Mr. McDougall's limited amount of time outside of the law office, he enjoys spending time with his family, running, and reading.

Areas of Practice:

  • Serious Injury and Death Claims
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Workers' Compensation Claims
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Claims and Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Defective and Dangerous Products
  • School and Education Litigation

Litigation Percentage:

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

Education:

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, J.D. - 1994
  • Wake Forest University, B.A. - 1991

Honors:

  • Dean's List

Honors and Awards:

  • Cambridge Who's Who, Lifetime Member
  • Continental Who's Who, Honored Member
  • Presidential Who's Who Among Business and Professional Achievers, 2008 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
  • Successful Verdicts, Lifetime Member

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Association of Justice, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Beaufort County Bar Association, Member, 1996 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Member, 1994 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association, House of Delegates, July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2001
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Member, 1996 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Student Research Coordinator, 1993 - 1994
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 - Present

Past Employment Positions:

  • Newman & McDougall, LLC, 2002 - 2007
  • Harvey & Battey, P.A., Associate, 2001 - 2002
  • Daugs, Tedder, Newman & McDougall, Partner, 1996 - 2001
  • McDougall & Self, Associate, 1995 - 1996
  • Hon. Henry F. Floyd, 13th Judicial Circuit, Law Clerk, 1994 - 1995
  • Furr & Henshaw, Law Clerk, 1993 - 1994
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Student Research Coordinator, 1993 - 1994

Pro Bono Activities:

  • South Carolina Bar Association, Assistant Chairman of the Pro Bono Divorce Clinic of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Member, 1997 - Present
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Pro Bono Attorney for the Beaufort/Dale/Burton branch on an as needed basis
  • Franciscan Center, Pro Bono Attorney on an as needed basis
  • Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry, Tutor, 1997 - 1999
  • Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry, Board Member, 1998 - 2002
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Member, 1998 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities:

  • Kappa Alpha Order

Business Information

McDougall LawFirm, LLC, is a South Carolina law firm focused on helping injured clients obtain the full compensation available by law for their injuries, illnesses and losses. Attorneys from the firm represent injured clients in Allendale County, Colleton County, Hampton County, Jasper County and Beaufort County in a variety of workers' compensation and personal injury matters. The firm also represents clients in professional negligence litigation, corporate litigation and real estate litigation. The attorneys of the firm focus on helping clients obtain the best compensation award possible.

However, there is more to the firm's approach than simply obtaining compensation for clients. In many of the cases the firm handles, especially personal injury and workers' compensation cases, the firm's clients are rebuilding their lives after suffering serious injury or illness. The lost wages, medical bills, and personal pain and suffering can cause tremendous challenges. McDougall LawFirm lawyers provide a strategic approach that emphasizes early preparation for litigation. This approach is a great benefit to clients. Knowing that their attorneys are handling their legal affairs aggressively and skillfully affords them the peace of mind they need to begin rebuilding their lives after a serious injury or the wrongful death of a loved one.

Since 1996, McDougall LawFirm, LLC, has been helping people rebuild their lives. The firm takes personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Clients of McDougall LawFirm do not pay attorney fees until the firm obtains a favorable judgment or settlement for them. McDougall LawFirm, LLC, offers free initial consultations, affording South Carolina accident victims the opportunity to talk with a lawyer free of charge and learn about their rights and options.

More information available at: http://www.mcdougalllawfirm.com/


Phone

1-843-379-7000


Website


Address

P. O. Box 1336
Beaufort, SC 29901 US
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Practice Areas

Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Auto Accidents; Truck Accidents; Work Accidents; Premises Liability; Medical Malpractice; Products Liability; Drug Injuries; Libel/Slander; Bad Faith Insurance; Dram Shop Law; Class Action; Consumer Law; Nursing Home Abuse; Real Estate Law; Business Law


Law School

University of South Carolina School of Law
Graduated 1994

Certificate

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