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J Olin McDougall II

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Firm Name
McDougall LawFirm, LLC
Address
PO Box 1336
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Beaufort, SC 29901

Website
http://www.mcdougalllawfirm.com
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury - $1 Million+ Recovered
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115 Lady's Island Commons, Beaufort, SC, USA
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32.415703
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-80.65814999999998
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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 was elected to the office of Historian during 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 was named to 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, he was a member of the Student Chapter of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association and served as the Chapter's Legal Research Coordinator.

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 of 1994, Mr. McDougall was employed by the South Carolina Judicial Department as Law Clerk to the Honorable Henry F. Floyd. Judge Floyd was a State Circuit Court Judge at the time, and was subsequently appointed as a United States District Court Judge for the District of South Carolina, Spartanburg Division. Judge Floyd is now a Judge on 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 represented injured victims in the firm that ultimately became 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 attorney and a support staff of six 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.

Practice Summary
Rep. Cases/Clients

Sample Million Dollar+ Results

Total Recovery Amount:
$1,500,000.00
Case Type: Personal Injury Due to Manufacturing Defect of a Surgical Tool Cart

Total Recovery Amount:
$1,158,812.77
Case Type: Trucking Accident for Deceased Plaintiff

Total Recovery Amount:
$1,200,000.00
Case Type: School/Education Case

Total Recovery Amount:
$1,200,000.00
Case Type: Personal Injury on Construction Site

Total Recovery Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Case Type: Auto vs. Trucking Accident Case

Total Recovery Amount:
$1,500,000.00
Case Type: Sexual Assault Case

Total Recovery Amount:
$1,250,000.00
Case Type: Auto Accident Case

Total Recovery Amount:
$2,500,000.00+
Case Type: Confidential Settlement

Media/Press

McDougall LawFirm in the News

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

Community

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

Admissions

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

Education

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

Google Reviews
Google Reviews
McDougall Law Firm: McDougall II J Olin

115 Lady's Island Commons, Beaufort, SC 29907, USA

(843) 379-7000

4.6 out of 5 stars

Billy Gavigan

5 out of 5 stars

posted a month ago

An amazing attorney! Olin is a beast

Crasandra Bihari

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

McDougall Law Firm Family invites you in. Completely makes sure you are comfortable and have what you need. They explain completely what is or isnt. What may or may not be. Very helpful and friendly.

Corey Mack

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

My experience with this Law Firm has been nothing short of an A+. They were very informative with every step of the case, whether prepping for a deposition or telling you the best option/options to get the most out of your claim. I not only recommend them, but I'd also use them again, should I need...

Tammy Stone Hicks

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 months ago

I don't know how I would be feeling today if it wasn't for McDougal Law Firm! He made sure that I got the care that I needed. Mrs. Sherill and Ms. Jen was always there to answer all my questions. Two thumbs up and thank you for everything!!!