Attorney Profile:

Born 1950 in Rock Hill, S.C.; B.S. Davidson College 1972; Performed post graduate studies in psychology at Appalachian State University 1973; J.D. University of South Carolina School of Law 1977, member of South Carolina Law Review and Wig and Robe honorary societies; Admitted to South Carolina Bar 1977. 

Mission Statement:

Our commitment is to provide personal, trustworthy, compassionate and effective legal representation to our clients. Our goal is to help clients through their crises and to obtain for them the relief they deserve. The firm provides hands-on, personal counsel and advocacy to clients facing difficult real life problems. We work closely with clients to identify their goals and to pursue effective outcomes. The firm has established access to highly respected qualified experts in medicine, engineering, business and accounting, vocational capacity, psychology, and neuropsychology to assist us in meeting clients’ needs.

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury:

Automobile collisions  •  Avaulta Pelvic Support Litigation  •  Motorcycle wrecks  •  Traumatic brain injuries  •  Products liability  •  Fraud  •  Dog bites  •  Workers’ Compensation  •  Sex abuse  •  Libel & slander  •  Wrongful death

Over the past thirty-three years we have obtained multiple million dollar settlements and tried cases to verdicts up to $50,000,000. High profile cases of our clients have been reported nationally in media such as the N.Y. Times, Pittsburgh Press, GQ Magazine, and national television networks. We are experienced with injuries ranging from soft-tissue injuries to catastrophic trauma including traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, orthopedic trauma, burns and wrongful deaths.

Family Law:

Divorce  •  Custody  •  Support  •  Apportionment of marital property

We represent clients in family law matters ranging from simple separations to complex high-asset fault divorces. The firm recognizes the importance of thorough client counseling and provides focused, goal-oriented advocacy. Our practice is highly experienced in all aspects of resolution of family law matters, including negotiations, mediation, arbitration and trial. We work closely with professional counselors, custody evaluators, guardians and financial experts to guide families through these difficult passages in their lives. Clients have round-the-clock access.

Equine Law:

Contracts  •  Equine liability  •  Transactions  •  Liens and collections

Attorney Sturgis is Past President of the South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association; Past Member Board of Trustees of John A. Ancrum SPCA; Member American College of Equine Law Practitioners; Owner of Brick Church Farm, a successful hunter-jumper training facility in Cainhoy, South Carolina; Equine Law presenter for American Horse Council, South Carolina Horse Council, and Clemson University Extension seminars.