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Chicago, IL 60601

The President

James T. McLaren has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than a decade. He is listed in the S.C. Super Lawyers publication under the Family Law designation. He and his firm have received the highest rating (“AV”), afforded to lawyers for legal ability and ethics, in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. His statewide practice primarily involves complex matrimonial litigation and trial work in addition to dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration as an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-Certified Mediator and Arbitrator. He has held numerous positions affiliated with Family Law including admission as a certified Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where he is currently serving as National President and on various committees. He has served as President of the South Carolina Chapter and National Delegate.  He is a Fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  He has served as President of the South Carolina Chapter of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms since 2007. He is a Diplomate in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. He has served as chair of the Family Law Sections of the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina, Association For Justice, and he Richland County Bar Association. He is a longstanding member of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the American Association For Justice, the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Association For Justice, and the Richland County Bar Association. Mr. McLaren has authored numerous articles and has been a speaker in over 95 Family Law Continuing Legal Education Seminars, including state and national Judicial Conferences and New Family Court Judges Schools. He has also co-authored important Legislation that impacts Family Law in South Carolina.


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