Mary M. Caskey

Shareholder & Management Committee Member  |  Columbia

Meet Mary

Mary Caskey is a Certified Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law Specialist and leads Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Bankruptcy and Recovery practice group. She is an experienced litigator who concentrates her practice in disputes involving financial service providers and creditors’ rights for consumer and commercial debts. Mary represents national and regional banks, loan servicers and other financial service providers in a variety of issues including foreclosures, collections, adversary proceedings, workouts and loss mitigation, judgment collection and alleged violations of state and federal consumer law. Mary has experience with state court receiverships throughout South Carolina.

Mary represents landlords and tenants in commercial lease disputes and defends landlords in residential lease disputes.

Mary also represents motor vehicle dealers and other industries regulated by the Department of Consumer Affairs and defends businesses in class actions.

Mary serves on Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd's Management Committee.

  • Valparaiso University, J.D., summa cum laude, 2007
  • The College of William & Mary, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004
  • South Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2008
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2018
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers® 2024 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year” Columbia
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2020-2024) and Consumer Law (2019-2024)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" Creditor Debtor Rights (2018-2021) and Banking (2016-2017)
  • Columbia Regional Business Report 2020 “Women of Influence”
  • Columbia Business Monthly "Legal Elite of the Midlands Top Attorney Vote" Bankruptcy/Creditor's Rights Law (2018-2020)
  • Columbia Business Monthly "Legal Elite of the Midlands" Banking & Finance Law (2019, 2021), Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights Law (2017-2023), Bankruptcy and Debtors’ Rights Law (2022-2023) and Foreclosure Law (2022-2023)
  • Columbia Business Monthly 2016 "Best & Brightest 35 and Under"
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rating, High Ethical Standing
  • Valparaiso University Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
Professional and Civic Activities
  • South Carolina Supreme Court, Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law Specialization Advisory Board Member (2023-Present)
  • Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative, Statewide Class I, Fall 2020
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association 
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • J. Bratton Davis Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, Associate Member & Programming Co-Chair
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Junior League of Columbia, Treasurer (2021-2022), Vice President for Finance (2020-2021)
  • Leadership Columbia, Class of 2017
  • South Carolina Bar, 2011 Leadership Academy Graduate
Presentations and Publications