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 President of the South Carolina Association for Justice and is South Carolina’s Revitalization Board Member of theAmerican Association for Justice. He has also served on the Membership and Underride Committees of the AAJ’s Trucking Litigation Group.
Hugh has 12 and 9-year-old sons and enjoys traveling and attending concerts with his wife, Alicia.
South Carolina, 2006
North Carolina, 2007
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2007
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2012
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2012
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude, 2006
University of South Carolina, B.A. (English and Religious Studies) 2001
South Carolina Association for Justice, President (2017-present), Vice President (2015-2016), Secretary-Treasurer (2014-2015), 5th Circuit Governor (2010-2014), Young Lawyers Chair (2008-2011)
American Association for Justice, Revitalization Board Member 2012-Present