O. Fayrell Furr, Jr.

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Furr & Henshaw
O. Fayrell Furr, Jr.
Furr & Henshaw

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1968

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

Furr & Henshaw

1900 North Oak Street
PO Box 2909
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Visit website


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.

Practice areas

Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 100% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1968, South Carolina

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

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Committeeman, American Association for Justice, 1977 - 1979
  • Treasurer, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 - 2003
  • Presidents Club, American Association for Justice
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • State Coordinator, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2003 - 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Board of Governors, South Carolina Association for Justice, 1986 - Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Secretary, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2001 - 2002
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2005 - Present
  • President, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 - 2006
  • Leaders Forum, American Association for Justice, 2002 - Present
  • South Carolina, 1968
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • President, South Carolina Association for Justice, 1979 - 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • Parliamentarian, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 1999 - 2000
  • State Delegate, American Association for Justice, 2000 - 2005
  • Vice President, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2003 - 2004
  • Charter Member, American Association for Justice, 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Horry County Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Board of Governors, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 1992 - Present
  • Founders Award, SCAJ, 2003
  • Who's Who in The South
  • Victim Voice Award, South Carolina Jury Trial Foundation, 1993
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (AAJ), 2008 - Present
  • Bronze Star, 1971
  • President's Award from SCAJ, 2005
  • International Who's Who of Professionals
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
  • STLA Warhorse Award
  • Most Valuable Member, SCAJ (South Carolina Association for Justice), 1974
  • Who's Who in the World, 1984 - 1985
  • Who's Who in American Law, 1983 - 1984
  • Wiedemann Wysocki National Finance Council Award
  • SCAJ Founders Award
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Frequent Lecturer on Medicine and the Law, USC Law School
  • Frequent Lecturer on Medicine and the Law, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Editor of The Bulletin, South Carolina Association for Justice, 1975 - 1977
  • "Final Argument", Section, South Carolina Civil Trial, Techniques Handbook, 1997
  • Co-Author, Medical and Health Professionals, South Carolina Jurisprudence, 1996
  • "Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff's Perspective", South Carolina Practice Manual, 2000
  • Permissible Arguments on Damages in Closing Arguments, 2002
  • Visiting Lecturer, Comparative Constitutional Law, University of Saigon Law School, Saigon, S. Vietnam, 1970 - 1971
  • 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
Educational Background:
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 1965
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial, Advocacy, 1984

Office location for O. Fayrell Furr, Jr.

1900 North Oak Street
PO Box 2909
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Phone: 800-648-2947

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