McAngus Goudelock & Courie, a regional insurance defense firm, is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Monica Yates to the firm’s Myrtle Beach office. Yates joins the litigation practice group.

Yates focuses on general litigation, including automobile and trucking defense, personal injury defense, premises liability and construction defect litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced business litigation in the Myrtle Beach area and was a Criminal Prosecutor for the Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Horry County. Yates earned a Juris Doctor from Charleston School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Wofford College, where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Horry County Bar Association, Coastal Inn of Court and the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association – Grand Strand Regional Chapter. Yates is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Grand Strand and serves on Leadership Grand Strand Board of Regents. She also serves as a team member for Horry County Mental Health Court and is a volunteer facilitator with Project LEAD.