Ian D. Maguire

Ian D. Maguire

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Ian Maguire was born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in New York City.  He and wife Jennifer have four children:  Erin, Brendan, Liam and Saoirse. He attended Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, where he received his B.S. in Business Administration. Thereafter, Ian received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1993. Since arriving on the Grand Strand in 1994, Ian has dedicated himself to seeking justice for injured individuals and their families.

Ian Maguire is a trial lawyer and practices in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation. He primarily represents individuals injured due to automobile collisions, nursing home negligence, products liability, and boating accidents. He has handled civil wrongful death claims. During his career he has represented death-row inmates in regards to their capital post-conviction relief cases.  His law practice is predicated on the core stance that consumers should be protected from unsafe products and individuals should receive fair treatment from the big powerful insurance companies. Ian is dedicated to holding corporations that refuse to abide by their duties accountable for the injuries and damages they cause.

Ian is active in the legal community and is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the South Carolina Association for Justice, and the Injured Workers’ Advocates of South Carolina. He also is the former Co-Chair for March of Dimes 2013 and a life-time member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forum.

Actively involved in the community and public service, Ian is past Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Myrtle Beach Rape Crisis Center and still presently serves on that Board. Ian is also the past area director for Horry County Special Olympics and past president of the North Myrtle Beach Civitans. He is a graduate of the Grand Strand Leadership Class of 2001 and served on its Board of Directors for three years. Ian is also an active member of Mensa and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Ian D. Maguire, of the Maguire Law Firm, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence.  Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. 

Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law.  Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. 

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1993
  • North Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina - 1993
  • Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Business Administration
  • Archbishop Molloy High School, Queens, New York

Honors and Awards

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forum, Member

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar, Past Chairman Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Injured Workers’ Advocates of South Carolina, Executive Committee Member, 2016 - Present
  • Member of Mensa
  • American Association for Justice
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Past Board of Regents Member Leadership Grand Strand

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past Coach of Socastee High School Mock Trial Team
  • Past Area Director Horry County Special Olympics
  • Past Board Member Grand Strand Rape Crisis Center
  • Coach: St. Andrew Middle School Mock Trial Team
  • Board Member St. Andrew Catholic Church Finance Committee
  • Community Kitchen Volunteer