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James Thomas McLaren

Family Attorney at Columbia, SC

2.0   2 reviews

also known as James T. McLaren

  • Licensed for 47 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Biography: James T. McLaren has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than a decade. He is also listed in the South Carolina Super Lawyers Publication. He and his firm have achieved the h...

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Location

McLaren & Lee
1508 Laurel Street
PO Box 11809
Columbia, SC, 29211

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2014
Ungodly Expensive
He represented me in my divorce and found an unbelievable amount of different ways to charge you money. Thousands of dollars for triple copies that were unnecessary, paying a paralegal $250 an hour to carry his folders to the courthouse, charging for his time while his secretary is typing up reports, and while you are paying for his time and her time, he's on the phone with other clients.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2014
Expensive and not really worth it
My divorce involved only property issues, no child custody. That is until Mr. McLaren got involved. In the end my fees were more than the entire marital estate of both mine and my husband. And my child got ripped apart by the battle for custody that was entirely of Mr. McLaren's making.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McLaren & Lee
  • 1900 - Present

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of South Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
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  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (South Carolina chapter)
  • Past President
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  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers
  • Diplomate
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  • South Carolina Bar, Family Law Section
  • Past Chair
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  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
  • Past Chair
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  • Richland County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Past Chair
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  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
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  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
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  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
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  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms, (South Carolina Chapter)
  • President
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  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 2008 - 2012
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Secretary
  • 2007 - 2007
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Executive Committee
  • 2007 - 2012
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Board of Governors
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse James
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim is an extremely knowledgeable and professional attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Friend
"Jim McLaren is undoubtedly one of American's best family law practitioners. I have known Jim nearly 20 years and know that he is also one of the most likable family lawyers anywhere. I give him my highest endorsement."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the most well respected minds in the legal profession. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked for Jim the summer after my first year of law school. He is what's known as a "lawyer's lawyer." In other words, Jim's peers admire the standard he has set. He is known across the country for the quality of his work and absolute commitment to client service. If you have a family law issue in South Carolina, Jim would be a great choice."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."

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Columbia Family Lawyer James Thomas McLaren
James Thomas McLaren
Family Attorney
Columbia, SC
Licensed for 47 years