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Mary B. Ramsay

176 Croghan Spur Road
Suite 400
P.O. Box 22207 (29413)
Charleston, SC 29407


Wendy Price

A member of the firm's Litigation practice group, Mary handles a variety of cases in state and federal court, including general insurance law, contract disputes, products and premises liability actions, life insurance and financial services litigation, including Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). She also practices in the regulatory and administrative arena in the areas of health care provider licensing, facility licensing, and certificate of need.

Prior to attending law school, Mary worked in public relations and marketing in New York. Her time there gave her real world experience on how companies work and communicate with the outside world. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Judge Roger M. Young of the Circuit Court of South Carolina for two years, which was invaluable in helping her learn what to do and not do in the courtroom. Since joining Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, she has had the opportunity to assist with a myriad of legal matters that have allowed her to become a well-rounded attorney.

According to Mary, involvement in one’s community is the difference between living somewhere and making a place a home. This is why she currently serves on the board of the Ronald McDonald House Charity of Charleston and the Society 1858 Board of the Gibbes Museum.

Despite Mary’s busy schedule, she makes time to spend with her family, play tennis, and visit the beaches, sites, and restaurants of Charleston.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully argued contractual limit to damages in Magistrate’s Court trial, limiting moving company’s liability exposure to nominal damages.
  • Co-authored briefs in support of summary judgment on behalf of convenience store client defeating premises liability suits in United States District Court of South Carolina.
  • Co-authored appellate briefs supporting District Court’s grant of summary judgment in premise liability suits which was affirmed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented health care clients in licensing and regulatory disputes with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
  • Assisted with the mergers and acquisitions of medical practices, including conducting due diligence and drafting asset purchase agreements.


  • Charleston Regional Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" (2017)
  • Charleston Business Magazine, Legal Elite of the Lowcountry, Business Litigation (2017)

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Charleston County Bar
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Ronald McDonald House, Charleston, South Carolina
    • Secretary of the Executive Board, 2017 – present
    • Board of Directors, 2016 – present
  • Lowcountry Youth Tennis Association (LYTA)
    • Co-Vice President, 2017 – present
    • Board of Directors, 2016 – present
  • Spoleto Festival USA, SCENE Board member, 2007 – 2013
  • Gibbes Museum, Society 1858 Board Member, 2010 – current
  • Ashley Hall, Alumni Board Member 2011 – 2012

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Alternate biographies




  • J.D., cum laude, Charleston School of Law, Senior Articles Editor, Federal Courts Law Review, 2010
  • B.A., Communications, Wake Forest University, 2002

Bar and Court Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2010
  • United States District Court District of South Carolina, 2012