Mary D. LaFave, Esq.

marylafavePractice Areas:

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Personal Injury
  • Bad Faith
  • Coverage Disputes
  • Coverage Investigation
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Subrogation
  • Contract Disputes

Mary LaFave has practiced law in South Carolina since her admission to the Bar in November 2006. She received her B.A. degree (with a philosophy major) from a private liberal arts college located in Lexington, Kentucky in 2002 and her J.D. degree from Michigan State University in 2006 as president of her class. During her first two years as a lawyer, Mary was an attorney for the Richland County Public Defender’s Office where she obtained invaluable trial and courtroom experience. In 2008, Mary went into private practice focusing primarily on civil litigation in both State and Federal Courts.  She has represented individuals, businesses and insurance carriers all over the State of South Carolina. Mary has obtained favorable results in both State and Federal Courts for her clients and is also a certified mediator. She enjoys involvement in the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, South Carolina Mock Trial Association and National Trial Competition.

Mary focuses the majority of her practice in insurance defense, corporate premises liability, personal injury, coverage disputes and tort defense providing zealous advocacy using a proactive approach to litigation. As a certified mediator, Mary’s experience in the courtroom and with the juries of South Carolina is valuable in the alternative dispute resolution context. Contact Mary at (803) 726-6756 or mary@crowelafave.com if she can be of service in litigation or alternative dispute resolution.

Bar and Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court, 2014
4th Circuit United States District Court of Appeals, 2014
United States District Court – District of South Carolina, 2008
South Carolina Bar, 2006

Memberships/Recognitions/Honors

  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Martindale-Hubble® Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent™
  • 2013 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers South Carolina Rising Star
  • 2014 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers South Carolina Rising Star
  • 2016 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers South Carolina Rising Star
  • 2015 Columbia Business Magazine® Legal Elite of the Midlands – Civil Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubble® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™
  • 2014 Top Attorneys – South Carolina’s Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • South Carolina Judicial Qualifications Committee Fall 2014
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association Member – 2012 to present
  • Richland County Bar Association Member – 2006 to present
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association Membership Committee Member
  • South Carolina Mock Trial, Coach Meadow Glen Middle School 2014
  • South Carolina Mock Trial, Judge
  • National Trial Competition, Judge