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Biography

Hugh McAngus leads Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A.’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.

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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, P.A. as a law clerk and has practiced as an attorney since 2006.

Hugh also maintains leadership positions in many professional associations. He is the Immediate Past 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 and is on the Executive Board of AAJ’s Trucking Litigation Group, a group of the nation’s preeminent trucking lawyers.

Hugh has 12 and 9-year-old sons and enjoys traveling and attending concerts with his wife, Alicia.

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