Meet South Carolina Injury Attorney Lara Pettiss Harrill

Lara Pettiss HarrillSouth Carolina injury lawyer Lara Pettiss Harrill is a valued member of the legal team at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC. Contact her for help with nursing home abuse and neglect cases or medical malpractice cases. Call 888.302.7546 and schedule a free case evaluation.

Lara uses her experience as a social services assistant and admissions coordinator in nursing homes to help those who are injured because of abusive or neglectful staff at nursing homes or because of negligent healthcare professionals. Lara brought her skills to McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC in 2009, and she continues to provide experienced counsel to victims of medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect.

South Carolina medical malpractice attorney who handles a wide range of cases

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • University of South Carolina, 2004 J.D.
  • Converse College, 1996 B.A., Sociology/Psychology

South Carolina injury attorney Lara Pettiss Harrill was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC and currently lives there with her husband John, her two children, Tristan and Viviann, three dogs and two cats.

Lara has also lived in Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended the Art Institute of Atlanta. She returned home to finish her degree at Converse College.

Lara worked in a local nursing home as a social services assistant, and she was Admissions Coordinator for a 192-bed facility prior to attending law school.

Lara was employed with the Spartanburg firm of Poliakoff & Associates P.A. from 2001 until early 2009, starting out as a runner/paralegal and moving into an attorney position following her law school graduation. At Poliakoff & Associates, she focused primarily on nursing home litigation, assisting in the first nursing home trial in Spartanburg County that resulted in a $1 million jury verdict.

Lara and her family enjoy spending time with friends and family and traveling to the Harrill family beach house as often as possible.