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Douglas Jennings, Jr.

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bennettsville, SC

Douglas Jennings Law Firm, LLC
151 Broad Street, PO Drawer 995
Bennettsville, SC 29512
Phone: 843-479-2865
Fax: 843-479-2866
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), General Litigation (20%), Business Litigation (10%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
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At the Douglas Jennings Law Firm, LLC, located in Bennettsville, South Carolina, Douglas Jennings Jr. concentrates his practice on litigation, personal injury, Wrongful Death,  handling cases involving serious motor vehicle accidents and trucking accidents.  With more than 37 years of experience, he serves clients throughout the state of South Carolina.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Clemson University, Mr. Jennings attended the University of South Carolina School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1982. Admitted to practice in South Carolina, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Prior to entering private practice in 1984, Mr. Jennings was an assistant solicitor for the 4th Judicial Circuit of South Carolina, helping to prosecute criminal cases in Dillon County, Marlboro County, Darlington County, Chesterfield County and surrounding areas. A member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1991 until 2010, he served on its Judiciary Committee and is the former chairman of that committee's Criminal Laws Subcommittee and Special Laws Subcommittee.

Due to his experience and track record, Mr. Jennings has frequently been asked to give presentations at various continuing legal education programs and has authored articles for legal publications. A recipient of the Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Association, he has been named Legislator of the Year by both the South Carolina Department of Revenue and the South Carolina Troopers Association. Mr. Jennings gives further of his time unselfishly to his community in a variety of ways.  He was a founding member of Executive Committee and Board of the North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA), an economic development organization that serves a nine-county region in the northeast corner of South Carolina.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%General Litigation
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About Douglas Jennings, Jr.

First Admitted: 1982, South Carolina

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  • Community Service Award, Marlboro County High School Bulldogs Athletic
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Troopers' Association, 1997
  • Bennettsville Downtown Development Association Public Service Award, 2006
  • Wofford B. Camp Award given by Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, 1978
  • Peer Review Rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Award of Appreciation, Dedicated Support, South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations, September 2001
  • President's Award from the Marlboro County Branch of the NAACP in 1998
  • Legislator of the Year by the SC Association of School Librarians for his support of school library medical centers, 2000
  • South Carolina House of Representatives representing District 54 (Marlboro and Chesterfield counties), March - 1991
  • Compleat Lawyer Award, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1993
  • Governor's Rural Economic Development Leadership Award, 1999
  • The Order of the Palmetto, Governor Mark Sanford, July - 2010
  • Charter President, Student Chapter of South Carolina Association for Justice, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • "Top Attorneys in SC", Columbia Living Magazine, May 2013
  • Marlboro County Board of Education Spotlight Award Honoring him for his dedicated service to Public Education on behalf of the citizens of Marlboro County
  • President's Award from the Marlboro County Branch of the NAACP in 1998
  • Legislator of the Year by the SC Association of School Librarians for his support of school library medical centers, 2000
  • House Judiciary Committee
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Department of Revenue, 1995
  • Honorary Doctorate, Francis Marion University, 2002
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Campaign Chairman, United Way Campaign for Marlboro County, 1987 - 1988
  • Distinguished Service Award from "Save the Seed Ministry" of The Bennettsville Circuit 1 of the United Methodist Church, December, 2001
  • Governor's Rural Economic Development Leadership Award, 1999
  • Named Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Human Services Providers Association, 2000
  • Legislator of the Year by the SC Recreation and Parks Association

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Criminal Law Section Council
  • Member, SC House Judiciary Committee, 1992 - Present  
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1982
  • Member, SC House of Representatives, 1991 - Present  
  • Board of Visitors, Clemson University, 1997 - 2000
  • Member, Young Lawyers Division Executive Council
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • South Carolina, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • Board of Visitors, Francis Marion University, 1985 - 1991
  • Member, South Carolina Bar
  • Member, South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Chairman, SC House Criminal Law Subcommittee, 1998 - 2004  
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1988
  • President, United Way of Marlboro County, 1988 - 1989
  • Board Member, Legal Services of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, 1990 - 1992

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Board and Executive Committee, Northeastern Strategic Alliance (NESA), 2004 - Present
  • Chairman, Marlboro County Election Commission, 1986 - 1991
  • Vice-Chairman, Pee Dee Tourism Commission, 1984 - 1991
  • Vice-President, Bennettsville Jaycees, 1983 - 1984
  • Board Member, Wallace Family Life Center, 1990 - 1991
  • Co-Chairman, Marian Wright Edeiman Public Library of Marlboro County Finance Committee, 2004 - 2010
  • Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline from 1989 - 1991
  • President, Bennettsville Rotary Club, 1988 - 1989
  • Chairman, Troop Committee of Boy Scout Troop 625, 1983 - 1985
  • Chairman, Economic Recovery Committee, 1987
  • Member of Advisory Board, Carolina Bank & Trust, 1988 - Present
  • Chairman, NESA i-73 Committee, 2004 - Present
  • Finance Chairman, Marlboro Civic Center Foundation, 1988 - 1994
  • Chairman, Marlboro County Heart Fund, 1983
  • Elder, First Presbyterian Church of Bennettsville
  • Advisor and Coach, Mock Trial Team at Bennettsville High School

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator, SC Supreme Court's Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 16

Educational Background

  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, B.A., in Political Science, 1978

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Corporate Litigation: Clarifying Service of Process by Mail", South Carolina Lawyer, 1993
  • "ALJ Division Will Be a Big Change", Trial Lawyer Bulletin, 1993
  • "AD Division Will Be a Big Change," Trial Lawyer Bulletin Fall/1993

Representative Clients

  • 1) Carolina Canners, Inc., Cheraw, SC; 2) Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Bennettsville, Inc.; 3) Marlboro Electric Cooperative, Inc., 2019

Industry Groups

  • Carolina Canners
  • Inc.
  • Soft drink bottlers
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Office Location for Douglas Jennings, Jr.

151 Broad Street
PO Drawer 995
Bennettsville, SC 29512

Phone: 843-479-2865

Fax: 843-479-2866

Last Updated: 11/18/2021

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