Let’s cut to the chase.

Times have changed, yet many law firms have not. Instead of embracing modern demands for legal services, they continue with business as usual, hoping no one will notice. The old way feels safe, secure and comfortable. But it doesn’t work.

We decided to break the law firm mold.

We stripped away all of the tradition surrounding law - and built a firm based on the business of law. We don’t care about how it’s always been. We care about how it needs to be done. Less about the billable hour, more about the end result. We’re focused on metrics, efficiencies and client service. We’re not your typical law firm. 

We’re not your typical law firm.

Client Services

We have the experience and resources to provide our clients with the best possible representation and to deliver smart, strategic, forward-thinking legal counsel. Our practice areas include workers’ compensation, general litigation, civil litigation, construction litigation, products liability, premises liability, insurance litigation, ADR/mediation, transportation law, insurance coverage, professional liability and employment law.


The culture at MGC is one that has remained focused on its people. MGC is casual, yet professional and offers a challenging and rewarding work environment.

Together, our visionary leadership team exemplifies the core values of MGC Law Firm: excellence, integrity, innovation, and client-centricity. Their dedication and passion for the legal profession inspire every member of our firm to uphold these values and continuously strive for greatness.

Firm Recognitions
  • Best Law Firms® (2023 Edition) - 40 Metropolitan Tier Rankings, with 16 Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings
  • Best Lawyers® (2023 Edition) - 41 Attorneys Recognized in 14 Different Practice Areas
    • Recognized as Top-Listed National Awards for Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers
    • Recognized as Top-Listed City Awards for Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers (Columbia, SC)
    • 21 Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in Practice and Jurisdiction (Since 2012)
  • “Ones to Watch” (2023 Edition)
    • 29 Attorneys Recognized in 8 Different Practice Areas
    • Top-Listed National Awards (1)
    • Top-Listed State Awards (4)
    • Top-Listed City Awards (1)
  • Super Lawyers® - 14 Attorneys included in the 2022 or 2023 editions of Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”
  • Recognized Repeatedly by Best Places to Work in South Carolina
  • Recognized Repeatedly by Great Employers to Work for in North Carolina

Our Roots

MGC was founded in Columbia, SC in 1995 by Hugh McAngus, Rusty Goudelock and Jay Courie, three lawyers who wanted to practice law differently. Focusing on designing a firm that felt like family, they wanted to look forward to coming to work every single day. 

Our Core Values

Our Growth

Over the years, MGC’s footprint grew from that of a small, boutique workers’ compensation firm to what it is today - an insurance law firm serving clients from 12 states throughout the Southeast, East Coast and New England. Our growth came as a direct result of client demands, and finding the right people, in the right place and at the right time. MGC has nearly 300 lawyers and a strong team of legal and business professionals that focus on partnering with our clients to provide an innovative and client-centric solution.

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