Kathleen M Muthig

Associate Attorney Kathleen M. Muthig

Focused on Bankruptcy, Collections, and Real Estate Law

Ms. Muthig is an attorney in the firm’s Columbia office. Her practice is focused on real estate transactions. Kathleen represents buyers and sellers in both residential and commercial real estate closings.

Ms. Muthig also represents banks, servicers, and other creditors in bankruptcy court. As managing attorney of the firm's bankruptcy department, Kathleen’s practice is primarily focused on representing creditors, including banks, servicers, and businesses, navigate the bankruptcy process. She handles both consumer and commercial bankruptcies and has experience in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 cases. In 2017, Ms. Muthig was appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina to serve as chairman of the Local Rules Committee. Kathleen has also previously served on the Court’s Chapter 13 Interest Rate Committee.

Outside of the office, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her husband and children, volunteering with the Junior League of Columbia, and serving on the Palmetto Health Cancer Centers Board.

Areas of Practice:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Banking and Collections
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina, 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, 2011
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Student Bar Association, Secretary, 2009-2010
    • Honors: Pro Bono Board, Member, 2009-2011
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi, Member, 2009-2011
    • Honors: USC School of Law Ambassador, 2009-2011
  • Furman University, Greenville, SC, 2008
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: German
    • Honors: President's List, 2005
    • Honors: Kappa Delta Sorority, President, 2007-2008

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Junior League of Columbia
    • Provisional of the Year Award, 2013
    • Board of Directors, 2018-19

Speaking Engagements:

"Bridge Over Troubled Water: Mortgage Modifications & Loss Mitigation in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases."
South Carolina Bar CLE
Panelist – November 2015

“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its Impact on Creditors”
South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association, Annual Seminar
Speaker – May 9, 2015

“Shaping Your Legal Career: The Next Step”
USC School of Law
Panelist – January 27, 2015

“Expedited Foreclosure for Abandoned Properties”
South Carolina Bankers Association, Webinar
Panelist – July 24, 2014

Published Work:

McDavid, Kathleen E. (2011) "Giving State Tax Incentives to Corporations: How Much is Too Much?," South Carolina Journal of
International Law and Business
: Vol. 7: Iss. 2, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/scjilb/vol7/iss2/6

Serving the people and businesses of South Carolina for over forty years.