M. Rita Metts helps her clients solve their legal problems by providing knowledgeable and
effective legal services. She graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in
1993. Since getting her degree, she has represented thousands of injured clients seeking
Social Security and Veteran Disability benefits. She helps clients who are going through
Divorce,Custody or other Family Law matters, from drafting Separation Agreements and
Mediation to lengthy contested Divorce and Custody trials. She handles Insurance Defense
litigation for insurance companies in South Carolina.
Ms. Metts serves as a Magistrate Court Judge for the Richland County.. She is licensed in to
practice in all municipal, county, state and federal courts in South Carolina.
Ms. Metts is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants
Representatives (NOSSCR) to keep her aware of any recent changes to Social Security
Disability and Supplemental Security Income law and to keep improving her advocacy skills for
her Disability and SSI clients.
She is a former Assistant Public Defender with the Newberry County Public Defender's Office,
where she honed her litigation and trial skills.
She currently owns and operates the Metts Law Firm, LLC, where she and her staff provide
clients with the experience of large law firm with the personal customer service of a small firm.
She is also the Town Attorney for Carlisle and a licensed Instructor for the South Carolina
Department of Insurance. She is a Certified Family Court Mediator and member of the South
Carolina Bar Association's Family Law and Workers Compensation sections. She is a
member of the National Bar Association and South Carolina Workers Compensation
Education Association. She is a former board member of Carolina Boys Home and BGM, Inc.
The Metts Law Firm was established in 1996 and is currently located at 3531 River Drive,
Columbia, SC 29201. The experienced lawyer and professional, courteous staff handles all
areas of Family Law, Social Security Disability, Veteran Disability Benefits, and Workers'
M. Rita Metts