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Kenneth M. Suggs - Columbia, SC

801 Gervais StreetSuite B Columbia, SC 29201

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Updated: 06/21/2023

Columbia Medical Malpractice Lawyer


Kenneth M. Suggs, a principal in the firm of Janet, Janet & Suggs, has been a tireless champion of consumer legal rights for over 40 years. Known for his advocacy in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death, he has been recognized nationally as one of the nation's finest trial lawyers...

About Kenneth M. Suggs

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Litigation Principal


Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice, President 2005-2006
  • The Summit Council
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1980 – 1981
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers Division, President, 1980
  • Richland County Bar Association, President, 1999
  • South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates, 1982 and 1996 – 1997
  • Public Justice Foundation, executive committee, 2009
  • Founding Fellow, Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1975
  • Clemson University, 1968
    Major: Economics

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Carolina Sunshine Children, Inc.
  • Team Captain, Trinity Cathedral Free Breakfast Program
  • Advisory Board, City Year Columbia
  • Advisory Board, South Carolina Center for Capital Litigation
  • Advisory Board, South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  • Advisory Board, St. Lawrence Place
  • Member, South Carolina Commission on Judicial Conduct
  • President’s Advisory Council, Clemson University


Other Sources of Feedback About Kenneth M. Suggs

Included on the 2023 South Carolina list

Past Lists

  • 2022 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 South Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Kenneth M. Suggs on Super Lawyers


  • Lawdragon, 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers – 2022-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 1991 - 2023
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® 2008-2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™
  • Best Lawyers® 2010, 2012, 2016 Lawyer of the Year – Product Liability Litigation, Plaintiffs – Columbia, SC
  • Best Lawyers® 2009, 2014 Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs – Columbia, SC
  • 2016 War Horse Award – Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2010 Lawyer of the Year, South Carolina
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® 2008 Lawyer of the Year
  • American Association for Justice – 2005-2006 President
  • Founders Award from South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • LinkedIn – Top 1% Most Endorsed in United States for Litigation
  • The Summit Council – Top Civil Justice Attorneys
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association President’s Award, 1988
  • South Carolina School of Law Alumni Association, “Compleat Lawyer” Award
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff, - 2023
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Medical Malpractice, - 2023

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Office Information


801 Gervais StreetSuite B Columbia, SC 29201


  • (803) 727-1059

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Author, “The Heart of Darkness: The Modern Nursing Home,” S.C.T.L.A. Bulletin, September, 1986
  • Author, “Failure Analysis of a Plastic Boat Seat,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pub. 87-DE-8
  • Author, “Recovery for Emotional Distress,” S.C.T.L.A. Bulletin, January, 1984
  • Author, “Secret Settlements,” South Carolina Lawyer, November – December, 1993
  • Co-author, South Carolina Appellate Practice Handbook
  • Co-author, Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury Claims in South Carolina
  • Co-author, The Law of Automobile Insurance in South Carolina

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