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Susan P. McWilliams


  • (T) 803.253.8221
  • (F) 803.727.1476

Susan P. McWilliams has more than 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer defending individuals and corporations in business torts, employment, products liability, professional liability, contract, and many other commercial disputes.  She is a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. 

Susi graduated with high honor from Agnes Scott College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the Mercer University Law School, where she was the Student Writing Editor of the law review.


  • W.F. George School of Law, Mercer University, J.D., 1982, magna cum laude
  • Agnes Scott College, B.A., 1977, high honor
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Civic & Professional Memberships
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association

Lawyer of the Year, 2013 - S. McWilliams

 Martindale Hubbell-AVBest Lawyers 

  • "Legal Elite of the Midlands" - Business Litigation, 2016
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, SC Chapter
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2005
  • South Carolina Super Lawyer in Employment and Labor Law 2008 - 2016; Personal Injury; Products, Professional Liability 2017
  • Listed as "Leading Individual" in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers for Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial
  • Benchmark Litigation, "Local Litigation Star" - Columbia
  • South Carolina Ethics Commission - Board Member, 2005-2008; Chair, 2009-2010
  • YWCA - TWIN (Tribute to Women in Industry) Award - 1997
  • Richland County Bar Association - Past President

Married and the mother of three children, Susi is active in her church and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Columbia.


Susi McWilliams outside NP photo