Jacqueline LaPan Edgerton

Charleston & Columbia Personal Injury Attorney

Jacqueline LaPan Edgerton

Jackie Edgerton joined McLeod Law Group, LLC in 2013 with over seven years of litigation experience practicing in the private and public sectors. She most recently served for four years as the Labor Counselor for the Department of the Army at Fort Gordon, Georgia where she counseled management on all matters of labor and employment law, represented the Army in dozens of administrative complaints and appeals before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Merit Systems Protection Board, and Federal Labor Relations Authority, and represented the Army in negotiations with the local union. Jackie also has experience as a prosecutor with the Office of the Solicitor General for the State Court of Richmond County, Georgia and the District of Columbia's Office of the Attorney General, as well as in private practice as an associate at Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, D.C., practicing in civil litigation and securities defense.

Jackie received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1998, graduating magna cum laude, and earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002, where she competed in the Cardozo/BMI Entertainment & Communications Law Moot Court Competition, winning Best Oral Advocate Team and Best Brief. She also participated in Georgetown's Criminal Justice Clinic during her third year, working as a student attorney representing individuals charged with misdemeanor crimes in D.C. Superior Court. Following graduation, Jackie clerked for the Honorable Barbara A. Madsen, Justice on Washington State's Supreme Court, where she worked on an array of complex civil and criminal issues appealed to Washington State's highest appellate court for a decision.

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, January 2003
  • District of Columbia, May 2004
  • South Carolina, May 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 2013
  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013