Margaret Fanning Horn
Margaret (Meg) Fanning Horn, a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, joined Wilson & Heyward LLC in 2002, and focuses primarily on civil litigation, insurance defense, and domestic law. Ms. Horn received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, in 1989.
Upon graduation from law school, Meg began work as a prosecutor in General Sessions Court with the First Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s office in Orangeburg, SC. While there, she specialized in the prosecution of cases involving both violent crimes against women, as well as sex crimes against women and children. As lead chair, she tried numerous cases of criminal sexual conduct against women and children to verdict in Orangeburg, Calhoun and Dorchester Counties. She prosecuted murder cases solo, and served as second chair prosecutor in the death penalty case of State of South Carolina v. Myra Pearson, involving the murder of a child in Calhoun County, and State v. Herman Hughes, involving the robbery and murder of a video poker attendant. She served as second chair in State v. Duncan Proctor, the “Lowcountry Rapist” and State v. Phillip Therrien, the “Pillowcase Rapist”.
In 1998, Meg left the Solicitor’s office to develop a private practice with a focus on personal injury and construction defense matters. She tried dozens of civil matters to verdict in state court between 1998 and 2002, when she joined our firm.
Since joining Wilson & Heyward, Meg has continued to represent individuals and entities in personal injury, wrongful death, and construction defect litigation. Appellate cases of note include the trial work, record preparation, briefs and oral argument before the South Carolina appellate courts in the matters of Bradley v. Doe, 374 S.C. 622, 649 S.E.2d 153 (Ct.App.2007); and Ex Parte Government Employees Insurance Co., 373 S.C. 132, 644 S.E.2d 699 (2007).
Meg also takes a great interest in family law matters, and spends considerable time and energy representing litigants in family court. She has litigated equitable distribution, alimony issues, child support, custody matters, and has been trained as a family court mediator. She is a tenacious and supportive counselor who understands the value of cooperative resolution of stressful, expensive domestic issues, as well as the paramount value of focusing on the needs of children during divorce and custody disputes.
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