COLUMBIA, SC – McAngus Goudelock & Courie (MGC), a regional insurance defense firm, is pleased to announce that founding member Rusty Goudelock is a recipient of the CLM Outside Counsel Professional of the Year Award.

Nominees were evaluated based on a series of criteria including a demonstrated passion for the industry and willingness to work hard for the greater claims or litigation management community, their development of a transformative or innovative process, their contribution to the success of their company or client(s) through strong claims or litigation management practices, their involvement within the great claims or litigation management community and the extent to which they exemplify CLM’s mission statement.

Goudelock received a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel. He has been representing business interests in workers’ compensation and related employment matters for over 30 years, while being an active member in key national professional programs devoted to workers’ compensation issues.

Goudelock is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association, Defense Research Institute and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. He has been named among Best Lawyers in America, Columbia Business Monthly’s Legal Elite of the Midlands, South Carolina Super Lawyers and was a recipient of the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Award and the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association’s Lifetime Service Award.

The CLM, a member of The Institutes, is dedicated to meeting the professional development needs of the claims and litigation management industries. As a part of their mission to promote and advance the claims and litigation management professions, the CLM sponsors the CLM Professionals of the Year Award program.