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Pat McWhirter

Workers compensation Attorney at Columbia, SC

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also known as H. Patterson McWhirter


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was born and raised in Walterboro, South Carolina.  After graduating in 1969 with a BS in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, I went to the University of South Carolina School of Law, where I earned my Juris Doctorate Degree in 1973.  After graduation from law school, I formed the partnership of Hunter & McWhirter with James Earl Hunter.  Hunter & McWhirter was a general practice law firm with an emphasis on personal injury law.  That same year I was admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of the State of South Carolina, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and, later, was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

 

In 1977, I was elected by the Lexington County Bar Association to the position of Public Defender for Lexington County.  The office was formed for the purpose of providing legal representation to indigent criminal defendants, and I held that position for fourteen years.

 

While working part-time as Public Defender for Lexington County, I continued to build our law practice, and in 1986, formed the firm which became McWhirter & Associates.  At that time, our practice focused on the various areas of personal injury law, including workers' compensation, auto accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability and products liability.  In 1988, we expanded the firm to include an office in Columbia, South Carolina.  Since then, we have added offices in Orangeburg, Sumter, Newberry, Camden and Aiken.

 

We continue to strive to give the very best legal service to the thousands of clients we have been honored to serve over the past 40 years.

 

Any result our firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

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Licensed for 49 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1973
Updated 01/22/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Mcwhirter Bellinger & Associates, PA
1807 Hampton St
Columbia, SC, 29201-3533
McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A.
1807 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC, 29201
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Shareholder
  • McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A.
  • 1973 - Present

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • University of South Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969

Legal Cases

  • Tractor-Trailer Ran a Red Light
  • $ 4,000,000.00
  • Medical Malpractice - Misdiagnosed Ulcer
  • $ 2,000,000.00
  • Workers' Compensation - Foot Injury
  • $ 280,281.00

Associations

  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Recipient
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Recipient
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Recipient
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Recipient
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Recipient
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pat McWhirter is a skilled litigator and zealous advocate for his clients. I humbly recommend and endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and have known him for many years. Pat is a skilled attorney who is highly committed to serving his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his practice in auto accidents!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pat is a solid and talented personal injury lawyer that goes the extra mile for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Pat for many years. We have referred cases to Pat and his firm and they have always done a great job and gotten great results. Highly recommended!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Pat for years and I can attest that he brings a high level of commitment to serving his clients well."
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Columbia Workers compensation Lawyer Pat McWhirter
Pat McWhirter
Workers compensation Attorney
Columbia, SC
Licensed for 49 years