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Jimmy C. Powell Jr.

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(843) 448-4005


Jim was born and raised in Loris, South Carolina and has spent his entire legal career practicing in Horry County. After graduating from Clemson University, he attended the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where he graduated in 1999. After graduation, Jim began a career that has involved the handling of significant litigation across many practice areas. Jim has spent the most part of his career focusing on complex litigation involving significant personal injury, catastrophic motor vehicle accident and negligence claims involving premises liability. Jim has also devoted his practice to the handling of suits related to wrongful death, product liability injury and insurance litigation. For the most part, Jim has represented corporations, insurance companies and their insureds and now brings his extensive litigation experience to work for those who have suffered from injuries in our community and state.

Most recently, Jim was a shareholder in the statewide litigation firm of Turner Padget Graham and Laney where he served as the managing shareholder of the Myrtle Beach office. Jim lives in Myrtle Beach and is married to Mary Kate Powell and is the proud parent of Jack and Riley Powell.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation/ Motorcycle Accident Litigation
  • Premises Liability Litigation / Slip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Cases Involving Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2000


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1999
  • Clemson University
    • B.A. - 1994


  • Presented seminars to clients concerning Motor Vehicle Coverage and Litigation. Presentations on “Tort Reform in South Carolina” and its effect on the claims handling process
  • Tort Reform in South Carolina and Its Effect on Claims Analysis, Geico Insurance Company, 2005 to 2005
  • Recent Medicare/Medicaid Issues, Geico Insurance Company, 2009 to 2009

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association , Former Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Former Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Turner Padget Graham & Laney, Shareholder, 01/2007 to 05/2018
  • Lawson and Associates, PC, Litigation Attorney, 08/1999 to 12/2006