Charleston & Columbia Personal Injury Attorneys

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W. Mullins McLeod Jr.

A third generation lawyer in South Carolina, Mullins McLeod is a fearless trial lawyer and dedicated victims' rights advocate. He has successfully represented clients in a multitude of complex matters including mass toxic torts, civil rights violations, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, catastrophic injury, and irresponsible commercial practices. Mullins has extensive jury trial experience and has litigated and argued many cases against large corporations in various state and federal courts in the country. Because of his determination and emphasis on the art of advocacy, Mullins has settled or tried to verdict cases resulting in combined recoveries in excess of 150 million dollars. Mullins has achieved million dollar verdicts and settlements in a multitude of jurisdictions including South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and New Jersey.

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Michael Thomas Cooper

Michael Thomas Cooper joined the McLeod Law Group, LLC after serving three years with the Charleston County Public Defender's Office. As an Assistant Public Defender, Michael represented more than 750 individuals charged with serious crimes and misdemeanors. He fought to protect the rights of his clients and to ensure their chance for a fair trial. During his time with the Public Defender's Office, Michael successfully negotiated favorable plea deals and won jury trials for indigent clients with a variety of charges, including homicides, robberies, serious drug offenses, property-related offenses, and financial crimes.

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Jackie LaPan Edgerton

Jackie represents clients in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Her practice focuses on representing individuals who have suffered civil rights and constitutional violations, catastrophic bodily injuries, and families who have lost a loved one in wrongful death claims. She joined McLeod Law Group, LLC in 2013 and draws on her wide-range of litigation experience to vigorously advocate for her clients. Her background includes labor and employment law for the U.S. Department of the Army; criminal law as a prosecutor in Georgia and the District of Columbia; and civil litigation and securities defense in private practice as an associate at Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, D.C.

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Walton J. McLeod, IV

Attorney Walton J. "Tad" McLeod, IV is a South Carolina native dedicated to providing effective advocacy for any person in need. Born in Columbia, Tad grew up in Little Mountain, South Carolina. Tad graduated from Tulane University in 2001 with a B.A. in History. While at Tulane he was a member of the Tulane Naval ROTC. Prior to becoming an attorney, Tad served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy and was based out of Norfolk, Virginia. During his naval service Tad served as Strike Warfare Officer of USS Thorn (DD-988) and Navigator of USS Mitscher (DDG-57), participating in deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean supporting operations for the global war on terrorism. He is passionate about his state, country and serving fellow Americans through his legal practice.

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H. Cooper Wilson, III

Cooper Wilson joins McLeod Law Group, LLC after practicing law in Charleston at a respected civil defense firm where he was a partner. He has extensive civil litigation and trial experience and handles medical malpractice, products liability, automobile, sexual assault, and general negligence cases.

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Paralegals

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Brooke A. Dimeo

Brooke was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and graduated from Blair Academy in 1997. She moved to Charleston in 1997 to attend college and graduated from the College of Charleston in 2001 with a B.A. in Corporate Communications. While attending the College of Charleston she was a volunteer with the Family Christian Y for the Adaptive Aquatics Program.

Brooke has been the Senior Litigation paralegal in the Plaintiff's practice for Mullins McLeod for just over 10 years. She is responsible for assisting and supporting attorneys in trial preparation for multimillion dollar litigation cases, attending trials and managing trial organization for major cases. She is experienced in various areas of law, such as civil litigation, corporate law and estate planning.

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Sarah Lundquist Norton

Sarah was born in Annapolis, Maryland and grew up in Charleston, where she graduated from Ashley Hall. She went on to attend Columbia University in New York, earning a degree in Middle East Studies and serving as secretary of her class council.

Sarah has over twelve years of experience working in Charleston-area law firms on a diverse array of cases in state, federal, and appellate courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court. Her work has included assisting in civil litigation, family law, and criminal defense. For six years Sarah worked for a globally renowned law firm on international counter-terrorism cases brought on behalf of thousands of victims of terrorist attacks and directed against the alleged financiers of such incidents.

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Samantha J. Rhoades

Samantha is a South Carolina native. She was born in Columbia and raised in Southeast Columbia on Lake Murray in Lexington County. Samantha graduated Sloan School in Saint Andrews and attended Midlands Technical College in West Columbia. She later graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Criminal Justice in 1998.

Samantha became interested in the legal field while working in a law office during school. Her areas of experience include personal injury, family, criminal, workers’ compensation, collection and foreclosure law.

Samantha resides on Lake Murray in Lexington County and is a member of The Harvest Church in Lexington. She enjoys distance swimming, kayaking, and boating and loves spending time with her family. Samantha is passionate about dogs and animal welfare and enjoys her two dachshunds and shih-tzu.

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Legal Assistant

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Antoinette Robinson

Antoinette was born and raised in Goose Creek, SC where she attended Goose Creek High. She went on to attend the College of Charleston earning her BA degree in Communications. While attending the College of Charleston she was an active member and dancer of the Meira Belly Dance Troupe.

Antoinette has over five years of legal experience interning and working in the Charleston area. Her interest into the legal field began in high school while interning at the Magistrates Court. Her areas of experience include criminal defense, probate, personal injury and family law. At McLeod Law Group, LLC, Antoinette is responsible for all initial client intake, assisting in trial preparations and office administration.

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