Angus M. Lawton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Mount Pleasant, SC

Lawton Law Firm
 | 496 Bramson Court, Suite 100
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: 843-881-9901
Fax: 843-881-8839
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Angus M. Lawton is the founding attorney of the Lawton Law Firm in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Mr. Lawton focuses his practice on personal injury law matters involving motor vehicle accidents, brain injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, trucking accidents and wrongful death. He serves South Carolina residents in Mount Pleasant, Charleston, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner and Summerville.

Mr. Lawton has more than 30 years of experience. He is a former insurance defense attorney, and he has acted as a fast track trial judge. His many years of experience and the team-based approach at his firm allow him to provide dedicated and thorough representation to each client.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Lawton has successfully recovered significant verdicts and settlements for his clients. In 2016, he was included in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” in recognition of his contributions to the legal profession.

A member of many professional legal organizations, Mr. Lawton belongs to the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is active in his local community and belongs to the North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati.

Mr. Lawton earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Duke University and received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is board-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a South Carolina board-certified civil court arbitrator and civil mediator. He holds a license to practice law before all South Carolina state courts.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General
  • 30%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice


Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Angus Lawton

Admitted: 1988, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • As Seen in Super Lawyers Magazine, Top 25 Lawyers in South Carolina, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • As seen in Charleston Magazine, Top 10 Lawyers in Charleston, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • ., Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2012
  • Selected as South Carolina Super Lawyer in 2011-2019, Super Lawyers
  • ., Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2011
  • Selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2016- 2019, Selectee, Best Lawyers in America

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBOTA) in the fields of Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
  • South Carolina Board Certified Circuit Court Arbitrator, 2007
  • South Carolina Board Certified Civil Mediator, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association, 1998- Present
  • Received Advocate Designation 2002
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • S.C. Bar Professional Responsibility Committee

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Sponsor, Mount Pleasant Recreation Department Little League Baseball and Soccer
  • Duke Alumni Association
  • French and American Scholars Committee
  • North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati
  • Saint Andrews Society of the City of Columbia
  • Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church
  • Carolina Alumni Association
  • Society of Colonial Wars

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker and Moderator for CLE, Moderator and Speaker, Effective Mediation Practice, South Carolina Bar, CLE, Continued Education, Law, Mediation, 2017
  • Attorney Lawton served as a judge in the Charleston School of Law Moot Court Competition. Twenty six (26) teams from schools in the southeast participated in the competition., Moot Court Judge, Charleston School of Law, 2018
  • Charleston County Bar Association CLE,  “The Changing Landscape of Medical Malpractice”, 2015
  • WCSC News, Charleston, South Carolina, “Drivers’ Duties at Railroad Crossings”, 2002
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association Convention, Hilton Head, South Carolina, “Liability in Tractor Trailer Cases”, 2006


  • $4,400,000.00 PI/ Trucking Accident. Client sustained brain injury from debris from an overloaded tractor trailer.
  • $500,000.00 PI/ Automobile Accident. Client was severely injured in an automobile accident.
  • $937,500.00 Medical Malpractice. Client had laparoscopic gall bladder surgery (Cholecystectomy), and common bile duct was perforated during surgery
  • $850,000.00 Medical Malpractice/ Wrongful death. Client suffered a perforated bowel that was misdiagnosed, leading to sepsis and death.
  • $2,000,000.00 PI/Motorcycle/Trucking Accident. Client on motorcycle struck by tractor trailer, resulting in client's death. 
  • $2,000,000.00 PI/ Motorcycle Accident. Client on motorcycle hit by car, resulting in amputated leg. 
  • $1,400,000.00 Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death. Patient died from sepsis after being seen at urgent care facility. Case also involved medical records that had been altered. 

Educational Background:

  • University of South Carolina School of law, J.D., 1988
  • Duke University, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, 1984
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Office Location for Angus M. Lawton

496 Bramson Court
Suite 100
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Phone: 843-881-9901

Fax: 843-881-8839

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Last Updated: 11/8/2019

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