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Krista M. McGuire

Charleston | 843.727.2643
Fax | 843.727.2680

Krista McGuire is a litigator who focuses on the defense of a broad range of clients, including officers and directors, professionals accused of malpractice or negligence, transportation companies, utilities, and management in employment-related claims. Her experience with complex litigation also includes personal injury and wrongful death defense. She has defended clients in class action claims, has successfully defeated class certification, and has represented clients in defending shareholder/member derivative actions.

With experience litigating claims in both state and federal courts, Krista is admitted to practice before the state courts of South Carolina and Florida, as well as the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Middle District of Florida. Krista serves on the Supreme Court of South Carolina's Character and Fitness committee. 

Representative Experience

  • Defended directors and officers of for-profit and nonprofit corporations against claims for breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and intentional torts, including officers and directors of homeowners' associations, private clubs, and corporations.
  • Defended a variety of professionals against professional negligence claims, including the defense of insurance agents and brokers, attorneys, real estate agents, and appraisers.
  • Defended utilities in claims for personal injury and in tendering such claims to responsible subcontractors. 
  • Defended corporations in serious personal injury and wrongful death matters, including the defense of bus and trucking companies.
  • Defended employers against claims for sexual harassment, all forms of discrimination, and wrongful discharge.

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Honors & Awards

  • Order of the Coif


  • The Supreme Court of South Carolina, Character and Fitness Committee, 2022
  • Lowcountry Warrior Moms, Founding Member and Officer
  • Lonon Foundation, Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Leadership Charleston, Class of 2010
  • Charleston School of Law, Adjunct Legal Research and Writing Professor, 2007-2008