The Milligan Law Firm

The Milligan Law Firm

An Established Litigation Law Firm

Firm Overview

Serving Mt. Pleasant and Charleston communities for more than 20 years

The Milligan Law Firm is an established presence in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Our legal team skillfully negotiates equitable agreements through effective alternative dispute resolution techniques and obtains just results through aggressive litigation.

Avid volunteers in several Mt. Pleasant organizations, our lawyers are dedicated to resolving complex problems and improving their hometown communities. We make the same firm commitment to our clients to develop solid solutions to challenging issues.

Experienced civil trial lawyers focused on results
Our every action is focused on achieving results. We attentively guide you through the civil courts system, keeping you regularly updated on the status of your case and potential outcomes. Our experienced attorneys give you confidence that your case is being successfully resolved.

The Milligan Law Firm offers its clients:
-More than 20 years of legal experience
-Attorneys who have litigated more than 200 jury trials
-Experience guiding more than 100 clients to reach settlements through alternative dispute resolution methods
-Certified mediator
-Certified arbitrator
-Meteorology expert in personal injury cases
-Plaintiff and defendant representation in challenging cases
Civic-minded lawyers devoted to the community and their clients
-Local lawyers with the extensive resources and knowledge of a large firm

Contact experienced litigation and alternative dispute resolution lawyers
The Milligan Law Firm is located in Mt. Pleasant and primarily represents clients in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, including Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, Beaufort, Georgetown and Horry counties, but we can handle cases throughout the state.

Main Office

Main Office
721 Long Point Road, Suite 401
Mount Pleasant SC 29464




Civil Litigation Attorneys in Mt. Pleasant

Skilled representation for individuals and businesses in South Carolina
For more than two decades the Milligan Law Firm has served the litigation needs of clients around Charleston and throughout South Carolina. Our integrity and quest for excellence have earned us distinction as a premier civil litigation firm.

Extensive knowledge and professionalism
Litigation attorneys at the firm have tried more than 200 cases in jury and non-jury trials. We have developed a recognized talent for prevailing at the negotiation table and in court.
Litigation services at the Milligan Law Firm cover a broad spectrum of practice areas:

-Construction law
-Personal injury
-Insurance defense
-Auto accidents
-Commercial truck crashes
-Professional malpractice
-Nursing home litigation
-Contract disputes
-Unfair competition
-Business disputes

The firm enjoys a reputation among clients and the legal community for successfully litigating complex matters on behalf of individuals, insurance carriers, large corporations, financial institutions, regional businesses, municipalities and governmental entities.

We also provide assistance using methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including counseling, settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration and private judging alternatives.
Clients seek the firm's counsel because our attorneys' effective and professional representation consistently serves their litigation needs in state and federal courts and before administrative tribunals and arbitrators.

Dedicated civil litigation attorneys you can count on
The Milligan Law Firm is located in Mt. Pleasant and primarily represents clients in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, including Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, Beaufort, Georgetown and Horry counties, but we can handle cases throughout the state.

Thomas Milligan

The Milligan Law Firm

Tom Milligan is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. When Tom began practicing law in 1988, a veteran attorney informed him that to be a good trial lawyer, the attorney needed to have at least 25 jury trials under his belt. In order to be a great trial lawyer, the attorney needed to have tried more than 100 cases. Over 24 years of practice, Tom has successfully tried more than 200 jury trials.

Growing up in a poor family in the Upstate of South Carolina, Tom learned the value of working hard to earn every penny and to make the most of every opportunity. With the will to succeed no matter what the obstacles, Tom paid his way through college at Clemson University and through law school at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Tom's achievements are a testament to the hard work and dedication that he has used in advocating for so many clients over the years.

Although Tom's parents were not wealthy or well-to-do, their high moral standards and commitment to service were an invaluable inspiration for their son. This sense of commitment drew Tom to the law to help others in his community. The timeless ethics his parents taught him have guided Tom's career. His strength of character and skill have earned him an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell the highest possible rating from his legal peers. Tom became a lawyer in 1988. Since then, his counsel and commitment have led thousands of clients to the just and fair results they deserve in a world of trying times.

Justice and fairness are not written into the legal system; one has to work hard and fight to achieve justice. This attitude is the hallmark of the Milligan Law Firm.

The Milligan Law Firm prides itself on upholding the high standards and responsibilities of the legal profession, seeking to obtain excellence while maintaining courtesy, character and professionalism.

Tom is a dedicated family man, with his wife, Cheri, and two sons, Jon and Riley. Cheri Milligan runs a successful court reporting business.

The Milligans have dedicated themselves to serving the community of Mt. Pleasant. Much of Tom's free time is spent working with the children of Mt. Pleasant. Tom has served as a volunteer coach and/or sponsor for more than 20 sports teams for the Mt. Pleasant Recreation Department and the local Mt. Pleasant schools.

Tom established the Milligan Law Firm in 2000. The Milligan Law Firm has been serving the citizens of Mt. Pleasant and the Lowcountry with dedication, care and commitment ever since.


University of South Carolina School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1988

Ben Pogue

The Milligan Law Firm

Attorney Ben Pogue joined the Milligan Law Firm in 2009, where he has tried numerous cases to verdict and has enjoyed working with Tom Milligan one of the most experienced trial attorneys in South Carolina.

Ben handles cases involving personal injury, admiralty, defamation and contract disputes in state and federal courts. In 2011, Ben delivered a successful verdict as lead counsel for Santee Cooper South Carolina's largest energy producer. In July 2010, Ben secured a dismissal of a maritime defamation claim in the U.S. District Court decision Gossett v. McMurtry, 764 F.Supp.2d 782 (D.S.C. 2010).

Before entering legal practice, Ben served as a morning television anchor, reporter and meteorologist at News 14 Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. and WCBD-TV News 2 in Mount Pleasant. Ben's program at News 2 was ranked as the top-rated morning show in the Lowcountry. Ben retired from his meteorology career in 2005 to run a Red Cross Shelter in Texas following Hurricane Katrina. Drawing upon his extensive knowledge and substantial experience, Ben often acts as a meteorological expert in personal injury litigation cases.

Ben is married to former Charleston news anchor Nina Sossamon-Pogue, now a vice president with Benefitfocus a health insurance benefits software company serving more than 14 million consumers and 300,000 employers. They are parents of three wonderful teenagers. Ben volunteers as a coach for his children's athletic teams and is active in several community organizations.

Practice areas
-Personal injury
-Contract disputes
-Federal court cases
-State court cases

Adrian Broome

The Milligan Law Firm

Attorney Adrian Broome joined Milligan Law Firm in 2012 to work with Tom Milligan and Ben Pogue and continue their tradition of extensive trial work and success.

Before entering legal practice, Adrian attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Chemistry, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and with highest honors. During her undergraduate career, Adrian worked with the Children's Law Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, gaining early experience with the legal system as a Guardian ad Litem in difficult custody cases and inspiring her legal career. After the completion of her Bachelor's degree, Adrian attended law school at UNC-Chapel Hill where she graduated with honors and received the Gressman Pollit award for legal writing and trial advocacy, volunteered to teach civics classes in local middle schools through Carolina Street Law, and volunteered with the Domestic Violence Action Project. During both her undergraduate and graduate education, Adrian served with the Student Attorney General's Staff of the Honor System, ultimately acting as Deputy Attorney General for the Undergraduate Honor System and Attorney General for the Graduate Honor System. Adrian moved to Charleston in 2009 to begin her legal practice.

Before joining Tom and Ben, Adrian practiced with Motley Rice LLC in Mt. Pleasant for three years as a personal injury attorney, practicing with the Medical Practice Group and handling cases involving Mass Tort Pharmaceuticals, medical malpractice, and nursing home litigation. She often uses her Chemistry background in reviewing medical records and organizing chronologies and preparing personal injury cases for litigation.

In 2011, Adrian married Jamey Tinkey who coaches tennis locally at Wild Dunes and Family Circle Cup.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Juris Doctorate, 2009