W. Hugh McAngus, Jr.
Trucking Litigation | Personal Injury | Wrongful Death
Hugh McAngus is a partner on Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A.’s Litigation team, 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. Hugh has tried numerous cases to verdict, and his trial experience earned him membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national association of both plaintiff and defense attorneys who promote access to jury trials.
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 also maintains leadership positions in many professional associations. He is the Past President of the South Carolina Association for Justice, served as South Carolina’s Revitalization Board Member of the American Association for Justice, and is a member of the Executive Board of AAJ’s Trucking Litigation Group, a group of the nation’s preeminent trucking lawyers.
Hugh has 15 and 12-year-old sons and enjoys traveling and attending concerts with his wife, Alicia.