Mary B. Ramsay


A member of the firm’s health care practice group, Mary handles a variety of health care issues for clients. She is experienced in transactions, contracting, certificate of need, certification (including change of ownership), licensing, and health care litigation matters, including medical malpractice, premises liability, complex commercial litigation, and administrative matters for providers.  She also has a certification in HIPAA privacy and security.

Prior to attending law school, Mary worked in public relations and marketing in New York. Her time there gave her real world experience on how companies work and communicate with the outside world. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Judge Roger M. Young of the Circuit Court of South Carolina for two years, which was invaluable in helping her learn what to do and not do in the courtroom. Since joining Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, she has had the opportunity to assist with a myriad of legal matters that have allowed her to become a well-rounded attorney.

According to Mary, involvement in one’s community is the difference between living somewhere and making a place a home. This is why she currently serves on the board of the Ronald McDonald House Charity of Charleston and the Society 1858 Board of the Gibbes Museum.

Despite Mary’s busy schedule, she makes time to spend with her family, play tennis, and visit the beaches, sites, and restaurants of Charleston.

  • Successfully argued contractual limit to damages in Magistrate’s Court trial, limiting moving company’s liability exposure to nominal damages.
  • Co-authored briefs in support of summary judgment on behalf of convenience store client defeating premises liability suits in United States District Court of South Carolina.
  • Co-authored appellate briefs supporting District Court’s grant of summary judgment in premise liability suits which was affirmed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented health care clients in licensing and regulatory disputes with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
  • Assisted with the mergers and acquisitions of medical practices, including conducting due diligence and drafting asset purchase agreements.