Overview

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.

Community & Professional

  • 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

Outside Nexsen Pruet

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

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • "Legal Elite of the Midlands" - Business Litigation, 2016
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, SC Chapter
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law - Management, Labor Law- Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment, Since 2005
  • Included in the South Carolina Super Lawyers list in the area of Personal Injury-Products, Professional Liability, Employment & Labor Law 2008-2018 
  • Recognized by Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial, South Carolina 2009-2020 and Labor & Employment, South Carolina 2009-2018
  • 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

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
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What is it about your practice that you enjoy most?

I enjoy telling the story behind a client's product and helping a jury understand that story and why products are designed to succeed, not fail. And if they do fail, the reason is not that the product was defective.

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