Jay McMillian


I chose to build my law practice in the areas of Auto Accident and Personal Injury because these areas of the law are the most accurate reflection of my values and my upbringing. Being the son of a breakfast hostess and a retired US Army Sergeant turned construction worker, the values instilled upon me by my parents were that of hard work, loyalty, and compassion. Personal Injury is the area of the law where I see clients at their most vulnerable. Whether it be at the hands of a multi-billion dollar insurance company or a negligent individual, I want to build my practice protecting those of us who need the protection the most. 

The personal and professional bonds built with the client allow for all of these qualities to shine. It is these virtues, instilled in me at a young age, that drives everything that I do for each client at my firm.


I am a 2000 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. My legal experience includes extensive work in the areas of Personal Injury, Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Estate Planning. The years leading up to this point took me on an incredible journey through larger law firms. Yet, despite the experience I gained and the expertise I acquired in practice, one thing was always missing. The lack of personal attention and detail that each client expects and deserves. I became convinced that by entering a solo practice where I could dedicate more time and attention directly to the client I would not only improve my ability to be a lawyer, but more importantly improve the experience of the client.

My Mission

My path to a career in law is driven by one idea, the law is the forum that best allows me to use my talents and God given skills to help the most people. Though it is important for lawyers to be versed and be experts in what they do, the single biggest attribute that I bring into the practice of law is empathy. I work for you, not the other way around. A lot of lawyers have forgotten that point. I'm here to counsel, to write, to advocate, and to argue, but my most important job requirement is to listen.  


Of course, I would not be anywhere near where I am today without my family. I've only gotten to this point by being a part of something special and larger than myself. To my enduring wife and to my beautiful children, I say thank you for giving me the daily inspiration to pursue this path and translate the compassion and loyalty you have shown me into the lives of the people I am allowed to serve.

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  • Highly Recommended

    “Mr. McMillian always made me feel like I was his highest priority. I highly recommend for personal, professional and confidential assistance.I have hired him to handle several personal and business matters for me and can't imagine getting the quality of service I have received from another lawyer.”
  • Thank You For The Personal Touch!

    “Jay took the time to clearly explain the process, from required documents, to important dates straight through the final hearing. He always made time to address my concerns and clearly explain what I should expect during the divorce process. I couldn't imagine going through this process without ...
  • Treated Me Like Family!!

    “Jay took over my personal injury case from another law firm. He immediately hit the ground running and was always in communication with me to update me on the status of my claim. By his efforts alone, my settlement was over double the initial offer that I received when the case was in the hands ...
  • My Highest Endorsement

    “Jay is spot on in his counsel as it concerned my injuries from a car accident. More importantly, he is a good man who took a genuine interest in my life outside of my legal concerns. As a former Marine, I give him my highest endorsement and recommend him to all my brothers and sisters in arms.”

The McMillian Law Firm

Attorney Jay McMillian operates a solo practice with an emphasis on two core principles. First, to provide competent legal advice in the areas of Auto Accident and Personal Injury Law to the people he is proudest to serve, the people of the South Carolina Low Country. Second, to provide the most personal and intimate service to each and every client and give them the attention and compassion that they deserve while going through the stress and strain of negotiating or litigating an injury claim. If you live in Charleston, Summerville, Mount Pleasant, Goose Creek, James Island, Walterboro, Moncks Corner, and you or someone you love has been injured by the negligence of another, please call Jay at The McMillian Law Firm today.

The McMillian Law Firm
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