Susan O. Porter

Susan O. Porter

General Counsel

Susan Porter joined Murphy & Grantland, in November 2016. Prior to her association with our firm, Susan has served as the General Counsel for SLED, as well as the Chief of the Prosecution Division for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office. As a defense trial attorney, Susan has litigated cases across 40 continues in South Carolina. Her practice with Murphy & Grantland focuses on general defense, personal injury, examinations under oath, potential fraud, defamation, and Title IX. In addition to her duties here, she serves as a municipal judge for the City of Columbia.

Susan’s husband, Stephen, is also an attorney in a private practice. They have two children, Sam (15) and Anne Perry (13) and two dogs, Lilly (Boykin Spaniel) and Connor Shaw (Yellow Labrador).

Susan O. Porter

Phone: 803-782-4100 ext. 1314
Direct Dial: 803-454-1247
Fax: 803-782-4140


Courtney Castro (Paralegal)
Phone: 803-782-4100, ext. 1313

Lori Chappell (Paralegal)
Phone: 803-782-4100 ext: 1289

Renee Dillon (Legal Assistant)
Phone: 803-782-4100 ext: 127

Practice Areas

Title IX

Potential Fraud


Personal Injury


Presbyterian College, B.A., History 1997
University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2000

Bar Admissions

South Carolina Bar


Richland County Bar, Executive Committee, 2015

Women in Law, 2018


The Devil is in the Details. The Defense Research Institute. Volume 31, Issue 5 (2020)