COLUMBIA, SC – Attorney Brett Bayne, located in MGC’s Columbia office, was named Young Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates’ (ABOTA) South Carolina chapter. ABOTA is an invitation-only national organization of experienced trial lawyers and judges. The association and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Brett Bayne received a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University. He has practiced law for almost a decade and currently focuses on general civil litigation defense while specializing in trial litigation. Outside of MGC, Bayne teaches Trial Advocacy at the University of South Carolina School of Law, and has served as the Director and Head Coach of the school’s Mock Trial Bar since 2013. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, South Carolina Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association and Defense Research Institute. Bayne is also a Certified Circuit Court Arbitrator.

Bayne accepting the Young Lawyer of the Year award.


Brett H. Bayne

Columbia, SC