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Krista M. McGuire

Special Counsel
Charleston | 843.727.2643
Fax | 843.727.2680
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Krista McGuire is a litigator who focuses on the defense of a broad range of clients, including officers and directors, professionals accused of malpractice or negligence, and management in employment-related claims. Her experience with complex litigation also includes personal injury and wrongful death defense. She has defended clients in class action claims, has successfully defeated class certification, and has represented clients in shareholder/member derivative actions.

With experience litigating claims in both state and federal courts, Krista is admitted to practice before the state courts of South Carolina and Florida, as well as the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Middle District of Florida.

Representative Experience

  • Defended directors and officers of for-profit and nonprofit corporations against claims of breach of fiduciary and other duties, including officers and directors of homeowners’ associations, private clubs and corporations.
  • Defended a variety of professionals against professional negligence claims, including the defense of insurance agents and brokers, attorneys, real estate agents and appraisers.
  • Defended employers against claims for sexual harassment, all forms of discrimination and wrongful discharge.
  • Advised employers on human resources management, counseling and training issues.
  • Defended and prosecuted trade secret and breach of contract claims on behalf of employers.
  • Defended corporations in serious personal injury and wrongful death matters, including the defense of trucking companies, health care providers and others.
  • Defended banks in connection with lender liability claims.

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Honors & Awards

  • Order of the Coif

Memberships

  • Lowcountry Warrior Moms, Founding Member and Officer
  • Lonon Foundation, Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Leadership Charleston, Class of 2010
  • Charleston School of Law, Adjunct Legal Research and Writing Professor, 2007-2008