Marghretta Hagood Shisko joined Harrison White in 2011 shortly after graduating cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law and is focusing her practice on complex civil litigation and business litigation.
Her work on behalf of clients spans a wide range of functions, including writing of briefs, research, discovery coordination, and preparation work for depositions and hearings.
“I love complex cases,” says Marghretta. “They present complicated and interesting legal issues.”
Shisko received her undergraduate degree from Wofford College, summa cum laude, in 2008, with majors in government (with concentrations on political thought and international politics) and Spanish, and a minor in economics.
She was a Congressional intern for a time in Washington, D.C. and by her senior year had decided that she wanted to become a lawyer. As a student at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Hagood served as associate editor-in-chief of the South Carolina Law Review, and was a member of the Order of Wig and Robe as well as the Calhoun Inn of Phi Delta Phi.
In her spare time, Shisko enjoys cooking and interior decoration.
Why did you become an attorney?
I was a Government/Spanish major and Economics minor at Wofford. In my Government classes, we did a lot of reading and writing, and law school seemed like a natural fit. I also enjoyed the pre-law classes I took as an undergraduate.
What do you like the most about the law?
I’m a big believer in the rule of law. As a society, we’ve decided to have a set of rules that everyone has to abide by, no matter who you are, where you come from, or how much money you have. Everyone should be equal under the law, at least in theory.
Of all the firms in the Carolinas, whey should someone come to Harrison White?
We have a lot to offer and our attorneys genuinely care about their clients and their cases. I’m very fortunate to be a part of such a dedicated, hardworking group of individuals.
South Carolina Bar, 2011
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2013
Wofford College, 2008
University of South Carolina School of Law, 2011, Columbia, South Carolina – J.D.
American Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
Charleston County Bar
Phi Beta Kappa
Kappa Delta, Epsilon Sigma
Academy Fellow of the Inaugural Class of the South Carolina Legal Writing Academy, 2014
Student Note, Constitutional Law: Lawrence v. Texas, 61 S.C. L. Rev. 779 (Summer 2010)
Annual Fourth Circuit Survey: United States v. Chester, 62 S.C. L. Rev. 557 (Spring 2011)
South Carolina Law Review
Associate Editor in Chief, Volume 62, Staff, Volume 61
Areas of Practice:
Complex Civil Litigation