Geoffrey Waggoner

  • Geoff Waggoner was born in Washington, D.C. and lived in Europe until the age of twelve, while his father was assigned as a foreign correspondent with The New York Times.
  • From the age of four, when he got his first doctor’s kit, Mr. Waggoner has been interested in medicine. During his high school years, he worked in the pathology lab of a large hospital, assisting pathologists with autopsies.
  • A graduate of Duke University, he began as a pre-med student, before attaining a degree in psychology in 1973. After a year as a Criminal Investigator for the State of New Jersey, he entered the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating in 1977 and beginning his practice as a civil litigator in Charleston that year.
  • Mr. Waggoner is a member of local, state and national professional associations and has written and lectured to lawyers on various negligence and trial topics. He was co-author of the “Negligence” volume of South Carolina Jurisprudence, published by the South Carolina Bar. He was also a contributor to “Evaluating Personal Injury Cases in South Carolina.” Some of his courtroom arguments are included in “The Lost Art – An Advocate’s Guide to Effective Closing Arguments,” by Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., of the United States District Court.  Mr. Waggoner has lectured to legal and other professional groups on civil claims arising out of inadequate security against criminal acts, tavern liability, medical negligence, and litigation strategies.
  • He is included among the personal injury litigation lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America and South Carolina Super Lawyers. He is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Waggoner is also on the board of directors of Crime Stoppers of The Low Country and The Exchange Club of Mt. Pleasant.
  • Mr. Waggoner has been rated AV Preeminent®, which is the highest level of the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings.  This rating signifies that the lawyer’s reviewed peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ enables members of the legal community to benefit from the candid and objective peer-to-peer feedback of other lawyers. Mr. Waggoner is part of a very select group of lawyers recognized for their legal ability and professional ethical standards.
  • He lives in Mount Pleasant and has three grown daughters.

Mr. Waggoner is a member of the American Bar Association.