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Michael W. Self

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Michael W. Self is a partner at McDougall Self Currence McLeod. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1985, and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in the same year. In addition to his work as a member of the family law section of the South Carolina Bar Association, he is also former president of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Michael W. Self completed the South Carolina Certification Training for Mediation in 1994.

His practice is in the areas of family and domestic law in South Carolina. Michael W. Self is an experienced mediator at our law firm who also happens to be on the Board of Directors at Palmetto Legal Services. Michael W. Self was named one of South Carolina's Super Lawyers in 2009 and 2010. He received a distinguished honor from Martindale-Hubbell in 2017 for being Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement.

OCCUPATION

  • Partner - Law Firm of McDougall Self Currence McLeod, offices in Sumter and Columbia, South Carolina

EDUCATION

  • 1976 - Wilson Hall Academy, Sumter, SC
  • 1980 - Undergraduate Degree, B.A. in Economics from Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
  • 1985 - J.D., USC School of Law
  • 1985 - Admitted to the South Carolina Bar

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

  • Former Deacon
  • Sumter Sertoma Club
  • Member of Alice Drive Baptist Church, Serve on Personnel Committee

LEGAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • South Carolina Bar (Member Family Law Section)
  • South Carolina Association For Justice
  • Sumter County Bar Association
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow since 1991
  • South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Past President, SC Chapter

FRATERNITIES/ORGANIZATIONS

  • Sigma Nu (Social)
  • Formerly a pilot in the South Carolina National Guard located at McEntire Air National Guard Base

HONORS

  • South Carolina Super Lawyers (2009, 2017)
  • Certified Arbitrator

CONCENTRATION OF PRACTICE

Practice limited to all areas of family and domestic law in all counties within South Carolina. Extensive mediation practice, having completed the South Carolina Certification Training for Mediation in 1994.

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