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Marguerite WillisMarguerite S. Willis
Attorney, Nexsen Pruet, LLC • • •

Marguerite S. Willis is a member in the Columbia, South Carolina office of Nexsen Pruet, LLC. 

A native of Greenville, S.C., Willis graduated from the University of Michigan, with high distinction, and the Stetson University College of Law, with honors. Following two federal clerkships, she joined the firm of Howrey, LLP, in Washington, D.C., where she became the first woman partner in 1981. Willis joined Nexsen Pruet in 2000, following her marriage to Frank Willis, who was then the mayor of Florence, S.C.

Willis practices in both federal and state courts in the antitrust area. She also has substantial experience in litigating unfair trade practices cases under state law. 

She is a member of the bars of the states of South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia. She has served as out-of-state governor of the Florida Bar and president of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia. She presently serves as treasurer of the South Carolina Women Lawyers’ Association and is a founding director of the Academy of Antitrust Law of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Willis lives in Florence with her husband and their two Labradors, "Bojangles" and “Cotton.”