COLUMBIA, SC – Attorney Brett Bayne, in MGC’s Columbia office, has joined the American Board of Trial Advocates’ South Carolina chapter. ABOTA is an invitation-only organization and requires its members to have at least five years of active experience as a trial lawyer, have tried at least 10 civil jury trials to conclusion and possess additional litigation experience.

Brett Bayne received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina and his Bachelor of Arts degree 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 Faculty Advisor and Head Coach of the school’s Mock Trial Bar since 2013. He is also a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association and Defense Research Institute.

American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA 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. ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,600 lawyers—equally balanced between plaintiff and defense—and judges spread among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


Brett H. Bayne

Columbia, SC