COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia attorney Brett Bayne was named a 2023 recipient of the Silver Compleat Lawyer Award by the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council. Recipients are individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standards of professional competence, ethics and integrity. The Silver recipients, specifically, have been in practice for 15 years or less.

“We are so proud of Brett and his accomplishments,” says MGC managing member Jay Courie. “Not only is Brett an outstanding lawyer but he is a great mentor for young lawyers and law students. I don’t know of anyone more deserving to be recognized for his outstanding commitment to the Bar and our community.”

Brett Bayne’s practice focuses on general civil litigation defense including automobile negligence, premises liability, products liability and construction defects. He specializes in trial litigation and seeing cases through to verdict. Bayne received a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina and Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, Defense Research Institute and American Board of Trial Advocates. Outside of the firm, Bayne teaches Trial Advocacy at the University of South Carolina School of Law and has served as the director and head coach of the USC School of Law Mock Trial Bar since 2013.


Brett H. Bayne

Columbia, SC