O. Fayrell Furr, Jr.

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Myrtle Beach, SC

Furr & Henshaw
 | 1900 Oak Street, PO Box 2909
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
Phone: 843-626-7621
Fax: 843-448-6445
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

O. Fayrell Furr Jr. is a founding partner of Furr & Henshaw, a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, law firm devoted exclusively to representing injured plaintiffs in medical malpractice and personal injury cases statewide. Mr. Furr is one of the very few lawyers who have been board certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in the field of medical professional negligence, a certification of competency in handling medical malpractice cases. He has also been board certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1984.

Mr. Furr earned both his bachelor’s degree and his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina. He is the author of numerous articles on medical negligence cases and trial practice, a frequent lecturer on those topics for various organizations and an active member of several legal associations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has received a number of other honors from his peers in the legal community as well, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association's Warhorse Award in 2010 and the South Carolina Association for Justice's Founders Award in 2003.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.


About Fayrell Furr, Jr.

Admitted: 1968, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.scmedicalmalpractice.com/About/Fayrell-Furr-Jr.s...


  • STLA Warhorse Award
  • SCAJ Founders Award
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (AAJ), 2008 - Present
  • Wiedemann Wysocki National Finance Council Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
  • Victim Voice Award, South Carolina Jury Trial Foundation, 1993
  • Who's Who in American Law, 1983 - 1984
  • International Who's Who of Professionals
  • Who's Who in The South
  • Who's Who in the World, 1984 - 1985
  • President's Award from SCAJ, 2005
  • Founders Award, SCAJ, 2003
  • Most Valuable Member, SCAJ (South Carolina Association for Justice), 1974
  • Bronze Star, 1971

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial, Advocacy, 1984

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • President, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 - 2006
  • Vice President, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2003 - 2004
  • Treasurer, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 - 2003
  • Secretary, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2001 - 2002
  • Parliamentarian, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 1999 - 2000
  • Board of Governors, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 1992 - Present
  • Board of Governors, South Carolina Association for Justice, 1986 - Present
  • President, South Carolina Association for Justice, 1979 - 1980
  • Horry County Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Coordinator, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2003 - 2004
  • Leaders Forum, American Association for Justice, 2002 - Present
  • Charter Member, American Association for Justice, 1999 - Present
  • Presidents Club, American Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2005 - Present
  • State Delegate, American Association for Justice, 2000 - 2005
  • State Committeeman, American Association for Justice, 1977 - 1979
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • South Carolina, 1968

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editor of The Bulletin, South Carolina Association for Justice, 1975 - 1977
  • Frequent Lecturer on Medicine and the Law, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Frequent Lecturer on Medicine and the Law, USC Law School
  • Numerous CLE presentations for South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ), American Association for Justice (AAJ), Civil Trial Lawyer's Association, ABOTA, South Carolina Bar Association
  • Visiting Lecturer, Comparative Constitutional Law, University of Saigon Law School, Saigon, S. Vietnam, 1970 - 1971
  • Permissible Arguments on Damages in Closing Arguments, 2002
  • "Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff's Perspective", South Carolina Practice Manual, 2000
  • Co-Author, Medical and Health Professionals, South Carolina Jurisprudence, 1996
  • "Final Argument", Section, South Carolina Civil Trial, Techniques Handbook, 1997

Educational Background:

  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 1965
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Office Location for O. Fayrell Furr, Jr.

1900 Oak Street
PO Box 2909
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

Phone: 843-626-7621

Fax: 843-448-6445

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Last Updated: 10/25/2018

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