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Mary B. Ramsay

Mary B. Ramsay


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Mary is a member of the firm's litigation practice group. She handles a variety of cases in state and federal court, including general insurance law, contract disputes, products and premises liability actions and life insurance and financial services litigation, including ERISA.  She also practices in the regulatory and administrative arena in the areas of healthcare provider licensing, facility licensing and certificate of need.  Mary is also a member of the firm's "Benefit Corporation Team." The "B Team" focuses on exploring and serving the legal needs of aspiring or existing "benefit" or "B Corp" companies –for-profit businesses that seek to better the world through identified social missions and by focusing on sustainability and TPL/3BL (the "triple bottom line" pillars of profits, people, and planet.)

Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, Mary clerked for the Honorable Judge Roger M. Young of the Circuit Court of South Carolina from 2011-2012.  She earned her law degree from the Charleston School of Law in 2010, where she was the Senior Articles Editor of the Federal Courts Law Review.

  • Charleston Regional Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" (2017)
  • Charleston Business Magazine's Legal Elite of the Lowcountry, Business Litigation (2017)
  • Served as the Senior Articles Editor of the Federal Courts Law Review


  • Clerkship, Judge Roger M. Young, Circuit Court of South Carolina (2011-2012)
Thought Leadership


November, 2016
November, 2016
April, 2016
Adverse Tax Impact Not Remediable under ERISA , ERISA and Life Insurance News
April, 2016
September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015
May 12, 2015
  • Ronald McDonald House Charleston, SC, Board of Directors, 2016 – present, Secretary of the Executive Board, 2017 – present
  • Lowcountry Youth Tennis Association (LYTA), Board of Directors, 2016 – present, Co-Vice President, 2017 - present
  • Spoleto Festival USA, SCENE Board member, 2007-2013
  • Gibbes Museum, Society 1858 Board Member, 2010-current
  • Ashley Hall, Alumni Board Member 2011-2012
  • Smith Moore Leatherwood's PINK ("Promoting Inspiration, Networking, and Knowledge") Group
  • Charleston School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., Communications, 2002
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 2012
  • South Carolina, 2010
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Charleston County Bar
Academic Honors
  • Graduated law school Cum Laude

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