W. Mullins McLeod Jr.
Columbia & Charleston Injury Attorney and Founding Member
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. He also has extensive
experience in mass tort litigation having served as co-Class Counsel in
In re Graniteville, Civil Action No.: 1:05-00115-MBS, which provided relief
to over 3,000 injured persons in the second largest railroad chemical
spill in United States history. In addition, Mullins represented and was
the lead trial attorney for 100 victims of a disastrous chemical spill
that occurred in Hartsville, South Carolina.
Mullins was born on March 4th 1972 and is from Walterboro, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Woodberry
Forest School (1990), Wofford College (1994) and the University Of South
Carolina School Of Law (J.D. 1997). He was admitted to the South Carolina
Bar in 1997, the United States District Court for the District of South
Carolina in 1998, and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
in 1998. Following law school, Mullins served as law clerk to then Circuit
Court Judge, Costa M. Pleicones, now Chief Justice of the South Carolina
Supreme Court. Additionally, Mullins was admitted to the United States
Supreme Court in 2014.
Having come from a long line of attorneys who have served South Carolina
in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of State Government,
Mullins has a deep commitment to the State of South Carolina. Mullins
served two terms as the Chairman of the Charleston County Democratic Party
and was a Democratic Candidate for Governor in 2010.