John O. McDougall


McDougall, Self, Currence & McLeod, LLP


791 Greenlawn Dr., Suite 4 PO Box 90860
Columbia SC, 29290
Phone: (803) 776-3130
Fax: (803) 776-7748
Sumter Office
21 E. Calhoun Street
Sumter SC, 29150
Phone: (803) 778-5062


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

Legal Organizations

International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, USA Chapter, one of the Vice Presidents, 2007-09, Secretary, 2006-07; South Carolina Association for Justice, President, 1993-94, Family Law Section, Chairman, 1985-86; South Carolina Bar, President, 1998-99, Member Board of Governors, 1987-90 and 1993-97, House of Delegates (Third Judicial Circuit), 1990-94, Chairman, Public Affairs Committee, 1991-92, Chairman, Professional Responsiblity Committee, 1992-93, Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the S.C. Supreme Court, 1984-96, Judicial Qualifications Committee, 2001-03, Family Law Section Council Chairman, 1989-90; South Carolina Bar Foundation, Board Member, 2004-06, President, 2007-08; Diplomate, American College of Family Trial Lawyers, 1995-present.


SC "Best Lawyers" Family Lawyer of the Year, The Columbia, 2009; South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2009: South Carolina Bar Foundation/Life Fellow; "Best Lawyers in America,", 1991-present, Woodward/White, Inc., Family Law Designation; Who's Who in American Law, Marquis Publication; Steven's Who's Who in Practicing Attorneys; National Registry of Who's Who; Strathmore's Who's Who.

CLE Presentations

AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce, 2008; Developing A Successful Relationship Between Attorney and Clients, 2007; Deal or No Deal" (Record or Don't Record) - 2006; Effective Use of Experts, Marketing - Becoming Involved, 2005.


"Does South Carolina Have Jurisdiction to Enforce Georgia Custody Decree" published in the South Carolina Trial Lawyer Bulletin, Spring 2000; "Business Valuation in Family Court" published in the South Carolina Lawyer, Sept/Oct. 2001; "Overview of the South Carolina Guardian ad Litem Reform Act" published in the South Carolina Trial Lawyer Bulletin, Summer 2002; "Overview of Amended Name Change Statute" submitted for publication in the South Carolina Lawyer, Jan./Feb. 2003.

AAML Chapter

South Carolina Chapter, President, 1991-94.