MJ Goodwin’s Teaching, Publication and Work Experience


  • M. J. Goodwin wrote the article “Homicide” that was published in South Carolina’s Legal Encyclopedia, Jurisprudence.  Volume 23, Pages 184-215.
  • She is a former faculty member of the American Institute for Paralegal Studies, where she taught the Family Law segment of the program to aspiring paralegals.  October 1994 through January 1995.
  • She was the teacher of the “Legals” section of the SLED Security Officer Training Course, Level 1.  Tri County Technical College, Pendleton, SC.  October 1991 through September 1994.  This course covered the law of Arrest and Search and Seizure.
  • She was a guest speaker for the American Horse Protection Association, Inc. in April 1994.  The seminar was for law enforcement officers and animal protection volunteers.
  • She has served as a presenter for the South Carolina Bar Continuing Legal Education Division.  She lectured on Guardian ad Litem work at the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2017 Guardian ad Litem Update program.  She has served as presenter at Seminars for DSS Attorneys and Caseworkers, dealing with hearsay exception cases, with the most recent presentation being in 2018.
  • M. J. Goodwin worked as a DSS Contract Attorney in Anderson County, SC for approximately 5 years.
  • M. J. Goodwin worked as an Assistant Solicitor in Anderson County from 1991 through 1994.
  • After working as a prosecutor, M. J. Goodwin opened her own firm, M. J. Goodwin, Attorney at Law, on September 19, 1994.  She has represented thousands of people in Family Court and Criminal Court since that time.
  • M. J. Goodwin  wrote a column, “Legal Pad“, in the online newspaper The Anderson Observer, informing the community on important legal issues that may affect readers.