The lawyers and employees of PMPED live and work in Hampton, Jasper, Colleton and Beaufort counties. Most of us grew up in the area, attended local schools, worship at area churches and continue involvement with local civic organizations and charities.

We are proud of our communities and are distressed by the tragic situation involving our former partner, Alex Murdaugh. The negative attention that this has brought to the community and to our firm is regrettable.

PMPED is a robust firm with skilled, experienced attorneys who represent our clients with a fierce commitment to obtaining justice. We were shocked and dismayed to learn that Alex violated our principles and code of ethics. He lied and he stole from us. No member of PMPED was aware of Alex’s scheme. When we learned he betrayed our trust, we requested his resignation immediately. We have yet to speak to anyone who was aware of his addiction to opioids.

While Alex’s situation is tragic, be assured the firm is strong and focused on representing its many clients. We provide legal services locally and statewide. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards in handling our clients’ cases. Despite the widespread recent publicity, we continue to work to represent our clients with the same diligence and professionalism as prior to the discovery of Alex’s misdeeds. The funds taken by Alex will not affect current or future PMPED operations. No client of PMPED will suffer a financial loss as a result of Alex’s misconduct.

We have read the media reports about the lawsuit and settlement resulting from the death of Gloria Satterfield. If these reports are accurate, we are stunned at what occurred. It’s important for everyone to know that PMPED did not represent Alex in that case. His insurance company hired counsel to represent him.

Like many of you, we have lots of questions about Alex and what has recently come to light. We don’t know the answers, but we will continue assisting law enforcement and other authorities in efforts to find the truth.

PMPED is committed to our clients and community. You can count on us to operate our firm in an honorable and transparent fashion.


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101 Mulberry Street East

P.O. Box 457

Hampton, SC 29924

Fax: (803) 943-3943

(803) 943-2111


690 North Green Street

P.O. Box 2500

Ridgeland, SC 29936

Fax: (843) 726-6057

(843) 726-6131


123 South Walter Street

P.O. Box 1164

Walterboro, SC 29488

Fax: (843) 549-9546

(843) 549-9544