Tyra McBride is an associate in Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Columbia office and focuses her practice on utility and commercial litigation and commercial real estate. She represents regulated utilities and their contractors in tort liability, property damage and encroachment cases. Tyra also assists clients in commercial transactions involving the purchase, sale and leasing of real property.
Prior to joining our firm, Tyra served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. George C. James Jr., South Carolina Supreme Court.
While in law school, Tyra was Associate Editor in Chief of the South Carolina Law Review and a student member of Women in Law and the Black Law Students Association. Prior to law school, Tyra worked as a paralegal in Kingstree.
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2018
University of South Carolina Paralegal Certificate Program, 2013
Francis Marion University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2011
South Carolina, 2018
U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2020
North Carolina, 2021
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2021
U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2021
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2021
Honors and Awards
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Commercial Litigation 2023 and Real Estate Law 2023
Columbia Business Monthly "Legal Elite of the Midlands" Corporate Law – Mergers & Acquisitions (2021-2022)
The National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 in South Carolina 2020
Order of the Coif
Order of the Wig and Robe
CALI Award Recipient: Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I & II; Legal Writing for the Courts; Criminal Adjudication; Wills, Trusts & Estates; Real Estate Transactions II; Secured Transactions
Professional and Civic Activities
Girls on the Run Columbia, Board Member (2021-Present)