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Attorney O. Grady Query

O. Grady Query

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Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Personal Injury (vehicular and industrial accidents)
  • Medical Malpractice


Mr Query has tried over fifty cases to a final verdict in state and federal courts. He has obtained verdicts in excess of $1,000,000 in both state and federal courts. He has successfully argued cases before the South Carolina Supreme Court, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has submitted briefs for consideration by the United States Supreme Court. He is certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Advocacy.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. - 1971
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
    • B.S. - 1965
    • Major: Biology
    • Major: Psychology

Bar Admission

  • South Carolina, 1971
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1998


  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • “Super Lawyer,” 2015

Classes & Seminars

  • Presentation of Treatment of Evidence, 1987 to 1988

Past Positions

  • City of Folly Beach, Municipal Court Judge, 1984 to 1999

Professional Associations

  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Association of Justice
  • James L. Petigru Inn of the American Inns of Court, Charleston, SC
  • National Criminal Justice Association

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocacy, The National Board of Trial Advocacy

Current Employment Position

  • Partner