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Mary Willis

Of Counsel
(843) 614-9552

Mary joined the Ethridge Law Group as an Attorney. She has a versatile civil litigation practice, including both plaintiff and defense work, in multiple areas of law including, but not limited to, education/special education, products liability, insurance coverage and bad faith, personal injury, construction defect, landlord/tenant disputes, and commercial transactions/business law.

Mary earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. Mary earned her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. During law school, Mary earned multiple awards including the Roberts Senior Class Writing Award and CALI Awards in Insurance, Evidence, Contracts, Civil Procedure, and Legal Research and Writing. Mary was inducted into the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Wig and Robe.

Following law school, Mary worked as a judicial law clerk for two United States District Court judges. Prior to joining the Ethridge Law Group, Mary worked at a large insurance defense law firm in Charleston.

Mary has a passion for writing about legal issues that impact her practices areas. She is the author of the following articles: To Defend or Not to Defend: The Dilemma For Insurers, Subcontractors and their Attorneys regarding Additional Insured Coverage in Construction Defect Litigation, The Defense Line (Fall 2020), Raising the Bar: The Standard of Education Required under the IDEA, S.C. Lawyer Mag. (Nov. 2017), and Utilizing Prosecutorial Discretion to Reduce the Number of Juveniles with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System, 2016 BYU Educ. & L.J. 191 (2016).

Mary is admitted to the South Carolina Supreme Court, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association and an active participant on the wellness committee. She gives back to the community by volunteering her time at local non-profits, and she often provides pro bono legal work. While away from the office, Mary enjoys spending time with her kids and family.