Your Legal Team

Your Legal Team

C. Scott Masel

C. Scott MaselAs a personal injury lawyer, I’ve negotiated and battled with nearly every major automobile insurance carrier licensed to sell in our state, as well as many major premises liability and workers compensation carriers. Over my 25 years of injury claim and litigation experience, I’ve enjoyed taking note of insurance industry trends and the personalities of their adjusters and defense attorneys. I use this knowledge base to advise clients and steer their personal injury cases through the sometimes confusing and complicated claims process, with an eye toward a timely and fair settlement, or battling in court if necessary. I joined the Myrtle Beach law office of Newby, Sartip, Masel & Casper, LLC in 1996, and I am the Manager of Palmetto Injury Lawyers, LLC. When I’m not wearing my personal injury lawyer hat, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife and our three kids.

Bar and Court Admissions
South Carolina, 1996
Florida, 2006
West Virginia, 1992
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1994
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 2000
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of W.Va., 1992

Education
Baylor University, B.B.A (Finance, Public Administration, 1989)
Wake Forest University School of Law, (J.D., 1992)

Professional Associations and Memberships
South Carolina State Bar Association
Florida State Bar Association
West Virginia State Bar Association
Horry County Bar Association
Leadership Grand Strand, XXVII

Matthew Van Wie

Matthew Van WieA native of Myrtle Beach, I returned home after law school to be close to my family and friends, and to begin my career as a personal injury lawyer. I have taken on big insurance companies and even Fortune 500 companies for my clients. I take pride in helping my clients achieve fair results even when insurance companies don’t want to pay. I have represented clients in cases involving car accidents, motorcycle, moped, and ATV accidents, trucking accidents, slip and/or trip and falls, burns, dog bites, medical malpractice, swimming pool accidents, brain injuries, hit-and-runs, workers’ compensation, injuries resulting from inadequate and/or negligent security, assault and battery, and more.

As a graduate of Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and the Grandson of a U.S. Marine-WWII veteran, I represent my clients with an ironclad work ethic, attention-to-detail, and persistence. When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling, running on the beach, working out, and reading. I hope I will have the pleasure and honor of representing you or someone you know.

Bar and Court Admissions
South Carolina, 2009
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2011
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 2011

Education
University of Miami School of Law, LL.M. (2013)
Charleston School of Law, J.D. (2008)
Virginia Military Institute, B.A. (English & Fine Arts, Minor in Writing, 2003)

Professional Associations and Memberships
South Carolina State Bar Association