Megan  Rushton

Megan Rushton

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Megan’s practice focuses on general civil litigation with an emphasis on complex products defense.

Prior to joining Turner Padget, Megan served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. of the United States District Court in the District of South Carolina. This opportunity allowed Megan to hone her research and writing skills and assist with federal proceedings including dispositive motions as well as jury and non-jury trials. During her clerkship, she learned how to approach legal matters from a judicial point of view which is a skill she looks forward to using to her advantage in practice.

Megan graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in English and History. She attended law school at the University of South Carolina School of Law where she graduated cum laude in 2019.

While in law school, Megan served as a Justice for the Mock Trial Bar and competed in multiple competitions across the country. Megan received numerous awards for her trial advocacy skills. Additionally, she was a member of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust, and Estate Journal.

Megan’s skills in trial advocacy as well as her experience assisting a federal judge have led her to approach each case strategically. She closely examines each case by looking at it from every angle to determine the best outcome for her client and then prepares a plan to achieve that result. Megan is dedicated to her clients and to solving their problems. 

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2019, Cum Laude
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 2015, Magna Cum Laude
  • South Carolina Bar, 2019
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 2020
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, Board Member, 2021
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division-Membership Events Committee, Member, 2020
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division- Protecting Our Youth Committee, Member, 2020
  • Most Professional Team, 18th Annual William Daniel Mock Trial Competition (2017)
  • Best Advocate, Robert McCormick Figg Jr. Trial Advocacy Award (2017)
  • Outstanding Advocate, National Trial Competition (2018)
  • Best overall Advocate, Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition (2019)
  • Outstanding Advocate, National Trial Competition (2019)
  • Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy (2019)

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • "Unathorized Practice of Law," South Carolina Upstate Paralegals Association