COLUMBIA, SC – McAngus Goudelock & Courie, a regional insurance defense firm, is pleased to announce Brett Bayne as the recipient of the South Carolina Bar Trial and Appellate Advocacy Award. This award is given to an individual who demonstrates dedication to promoting the art and techniques of trial and appellate advocacy in South Carolina. The recipient displays exemplary skill and conduct in the practice of trial and appellate advocacy as well as, devotes substantial time and effort to training of lawyers in these areas.

“We are very proud of Brett,” said Jay Courie, managing member of McAngus, Goudelock and Courie. “This is a well-deserved accomplishment. Not only is Brett an outstanding trial attorney, he is very dedicated to improving his craft and teaching younger lawyers and students through his volunteer work with various trial advocacy teams.”  

Bayne focuses his practice on general litigation, including automobile negligence, premises liability, products liability and construction defects. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina and his Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, Defense Research Institute and the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance. He was recently recognized in Columbia Business Monthly’s 2018 “Best & Brightest 35 and Under” as well as “Midlands Legal Elite” as the Insurance Law Top Attorney Vote. He was also recognized in the 2018 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” He serves as an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of South Carolina School of Law and as the faculty advisor and coach of the USC School of Law Mock Trial Program.



Brett H. Bayne

Columbia, SC