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McDougall Law Firm
J. Olin McDougall

Post Office Box 1336
Beaufort SC 2991

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McDougall Law Firm

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Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys | Beaufort | Hilton Head

A person's life can change in an instant as a result of the carelessness or negligence of someone else. Every day, we see victims come into our office after losing a loved one or suffering a catastrophic injury.

Our emphasis at McDougall Law Firm, LLC is on helping our clients overcome the challenges they are left with after an accident. Our Beaufort and Hilton Head personal injury attorneys offer clients a personal commitment to represent them and fight for full and fair compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering for what they have endured.

Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers Who Are Here For You

We realize that after a major loss, clients look to us not just for compensation, but for help in rebuilding their lives. Throughout the course of the case and beyond, we are available to clients and will listen to any concerns they might have about the future. We understand that moving on after injury or loss can be difficult, and we see our job as more than winning the monetary awards.

Our goal is to provide stress-free legal service that allows our clients to heal both physically and emotionally. Loss usually takes a physical, financial, and psychological toll on people, so we offer whatever relief we can through our high-quality representation and the care and support we extend.

Serious Injuries and Wrongful Death Claims in South Carolina

Over the years, our clients have trusted us to handle a wide array of cases where negligence led to disaster.

Our personal injury lawyers represent South Carolina clients in workers' compensation cases and personal injury matters that include car accidents, swimming pool accidents and dangerous products claims. We also handle professional negligence and medical/nursing home malpracticematters that include nursing home abuse and malnutrition/dehydration.

Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers Who Are Here For You

Our clients have trusted us to represent them for a number of personal injury cases throughout South Carolina. We handle workers' compensation cases and personal injury cases where injury or death results from negligence:

  • car accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Dangerous products claims
  • Professional negligence
  • Medical/nursing home malpractice matters, including nursing home abuse and malnutrition/dehydration

Contact Our Team Of Experienced
Personal Injury Attorneys

If you are ready to take the first step to move forward after injury or loss from a car accident, or an incident off the road due to someone's negligence, email us or call us at 843-379-7000 for a complimentary consultation. Our knowledgeable attorneys, who serve clients in Hilton Head, Bluffton and throughout South Carolina, are here to help. We are looking forward to discussing your case and to serving you.

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Attorney Profile

J. Olin McDougall, II, Esquire

Location: Beaufort, South Carolina

Phone: 843-379-7000

Fax: 843-379-7007

J. Olin "Lin" McDougall, II, Esquire, graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1994, and has actively represented the rights of injured victims since 1996. Mr. McDougall has been practicing law in Beaufort, South Carolina since 1996, concentrating in the areas of Serious Injury and Death Claims, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers Compensation Claims, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Claims and Litigation, Premises Liability, Defective and Dangerous Products, School and Education Litigation, and Boating and Water Accidents.

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Mr. McDougall was raised in Sumter, South Carolina, graduating High School from Wilson Hall in May, 1987.

Mr. McDougall continued his education at Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, starting the Fall of 1987. While at Wake Forest, Mr. McDougall majored in English, and made the Dean's List. In addition to his studies, Mr. McDougall remained active in the Kappa Alpha Order as a Rush Chairman, and being elected to the office of Historian his Senior Year.

Mr. McDougall graduated from Wake Forest in May of 1991, with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Mr. McDougall entered the University of South Carolina School of Law in the Fall of 1991. While at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Mr. McDougall made the Dean's List and, in addition to his regular course load, engaged in a number of independent legal studies in his particular areas of interest, which included, among others, a survey of International legal issues and an analysis of the propriety of corporal punishment.

Mr. McDougall also remained involved in a number of Legal Societies. Most notably, as a member of the Student Chapter of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. McDougall was the Legal Research Coordinator for the Association.

During Law School, Mr. McDougall also clerked for Furr & Henshaw, a firm specializing in Medical Malpractice. In addition to Medical Malpractice issues, Mr. McDougall also gained substantial exposure to Nursing Home and Assisted Living Malpractice, catastrophic injury and Defective Products cases.

After graduating from Law School, in August 1994, Mr. McDougall was employed by the South Carolina Judicial Department, as Law Clerk to the Honorable Henry F. Floyd. At the time Judge Floyd was a State Circuit Court Judge, and subsequently a United States District Court Judge for the District of South Carolina, Spartanburg Division. Judge Floyd is now a Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, having received his commission to serve in that capacity on October 5, 2011.

After a one year clerkship with Judge Floyd, Mr. McDougall entered private practice as an Associate with McDougall & Self, LLP, a firm specializing in litigating matters in the Family Courts of South Carolina.

In 1996, Mr. McDougall moved to Beaufort, South Carolina and began the practice that ultimately evolved into the McDougall LawFirm. Initially, Mr. McDougall began representing injured victims in the firm that was ultimately known as Daugs, Tedder, Newman & McDougall. At that time, Mr. McDougall began litigating Serious Injury and Death Claims, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers Compensation Claims, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Claims and Litigation, Premises Liability, Defective and Dangerous Products, School and Education Litigation, and Boating and Water Accidents.

Subsequently, after practicing with Harvey & Battey, then Newman & McDougall, LLC, Mr. McDougall opened the McDougall LawFirm, LLC in July, 2007. This practice is limited to Personal Injury (including Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents, Commercial Truck & Emergency Vehicle Accidents, Bicycle / Pedestrian Accidents, Distracted Driver Accidents, Rollover Accidents, Golf Course/Cart Accidents, Swimming Pool Accidents, Defective & Dangerous Products, Insurance Claims & Litigation, School & Education Litigation, Serious Injury & Death Claims and Special Needs Injury), Medical & Nursing Home Malpractice (including Nursing Home Abuse, Medical Devices & Pharmaceutical Drugs, Dental & Chiropractic, Malnutrition/Dehydration), Professional Negligence, Sexual Assault, Workers Compensation, Commercial & Corporate Law, Real Estate Litigation and Time Share Litigation.

Mr. McDougall has been successful in making a personal commitment to his clients while providing professional representation, aggressively protecting his clients' interests and their legal matters.

With offices located in Beaufort, South Carolina, The McDougall LawFirm, LLC consists of Mr. McDougall, one Associate and a support staff of 6 assistants and paralegals.

Mr. McDougall's family consists of his wife, Shawn, his sons Jack and Thomas, and his daughter, Madison.

In Mr. McDougall's limited amount of time outside of the law office, he enjoys spending time with his family, running, and reading.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury
Auto Accidents
Truck Accidents
Commercial Truck & Emergency Vehicle Accidents
Bicycle / Pedestrian Accidents
Distracted Driver Accidents
Rollover Accidents
Golf Course/Cart Accidents
Swimming Pool Accidents
Defective & Dangerous Products
Insurance Claims & Litigation
School & Education Litigation
Serious Injury & Death Claims
Special Needs Injury
Medical & Nursing Home Malpractice
Nursing Home Abuse
Medical Devices & Pharmaceutical Drugs
Dental & Chiropractic
Professional Negligence
Sexual Assault
Workers Compensation
Commercial & Corporate Law
Real Estate Litigation
Time Share Litigation
Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

South Carolina, 1994
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1996
U.S. Supreme Court, 1998


University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
J.D. - 1994
Honors: Dean's List

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
B.A. - 1991
Honors: Dean's List

Featured and Recognized

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell list of Top Lawyers in South Carolina, 2013
Cambridge Who's Who, Lifetime Member
Continental Who's Who, Honored Member
Presidential Who's Who Among Business and Professional Achievers, 2008 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
Leadership Beaufort Class of 1999, Member
Pan European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers, Member
Advisory Board of the Litigation Counsel of America's Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America, Barrister, Order of Veritas
Hilton Head Monthly list of Top Lawyers, April, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Association of Justice, Member, 1996 - Present
Beaufort County Bar Association, Member, 1996 - Present
South Carolina Bar Association, Member, 1994 - Present
South Carolina Bar Association, House of Delegates, July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2001
South Carolina Association for Justice, Member, 1996 - Present
South Carolina Association for Justice, Student Research Coordinator, 1993 - 1994
Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 - Present
The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2012 - Present
Injured Workers’ Advocates, Member, 2013
Diversity Law Institute, Member
Trial Law Institute, Member

Past Employment Positions

Newman & McDougall, LLC, 2002 - 2007
Harvey & Battey, P.A., Associate, 2001 - 2002
Daugs, Tedder, Newman & McDougall, Partner, 1996 - 2001
McDougall & Self, Associate, 1995 - 1996
Hon. Henry F. Floyd, 13th Judicial Circuit, Law Clerk, 1994 - 1995
Furr & Henshaw, Law Clerk, 1993 - 1994
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Student Research Coordinator, 1993 - 1994

Pro Bono Activities

South Carolina Bar Association, Assistant Chairman of the Pro Bono Divorce Clinic of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Member, 1997 - Present
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Pro Bono Attorney for the Beaufort/Dale/Burton branch on an as needed basis
Franciscan Center, Pro Bono Attorney on an as needed basis
Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry, Tutor, 1997 - 1999
Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry, Board Member, 1998 - 2002
American Civil Liberties Union, Member, 1998 - Present


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