William Hugh McAngus Jr

William Hugh McAngus Jr

Chappell, Smith & Arden
  • Products Liability, Nursing Home Abuse
  • North Carolina, South Carolina
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Summary

Hugh McAngus leads Chappell, Smith & Arden’s Litigation team, overseeing all files in active litigation. Hugh’s primary practice involves trucking litigation, representing individuals who have been injured or had family members killed in collisions involving commercial vehicles. Although focusing primarily on trucking cases, Hugh handles many other types of personal injury and wrongful death matters, including automobile collision, nursing home negligence, premises liability, dram shop, and products liability cases. Hugh’s trial victories include a $12,000,000.00 verdict in a personal injury case arising out of a shooting at a nightclub that left his client paralyzed from the chest down and a $5,000,000.00 settlement in a personal injury case in what is widely considered one of South Carolina’s most conservative counties. In addition to his trial level work, Hugh has also briefed and argued cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Hugh joined Chappell, Smith & Arden as a law clerk and has practiced as an attorney since 2006. Hugh also maintains leadership positions in many professional associations. He is the current Vice President of the South Carolina Association for Justice and is South Carolina’s Revitalization Board Member of the American Association for Justice. He has also served on the Membership and Underride Committees of the AAJ’s Trucking Litigation Group. Hugh has 10 and 7 year-old sons and enjoys traveling and attending concerts with his wife, Alicia.

Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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University of South Carolina - Columbia
B.A. (2001) | English & Religious Studies
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Chappell, Smith & Arden
- Current
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
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South Carolina Bar  # 74941
Member
Current
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AAJ Trucking Litigation Group
Member
Current
Activities: Membership Committee, Underride Committee
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AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group
Member
Current
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AAJ Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises LiabilitySection
Member
Current
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AAJ Attorneys Information Exchange Group
Member
Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
Current
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Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Harmony Schoo
Former Board of Directors
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South Carolina Association for Justice
Member
Current
Activities: Vice President (2015-2016), Secretary-Treasurer (2014-2015), 5th Circuit Governor (2010-2014), Young Lawyers Chair (2008-2011)
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American Association for Justice
Revitalization Board Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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South Carolina
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U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
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U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
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Practice Areas
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Abuse
Additional Practice Areas
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • General Litigation
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Chappell, Smith & Arden
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Sumter Office
27 W. Calhoun St.
Sumter, SC 29150
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Florence Office
181 S. Coit St.
Florence, SC 29501
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Aiken Office
322 Laurens St. NW
Aiken, SC 29801
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Rock Hill Office
1770 India Hook Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732
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