PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

South Carolina Bar     2014-present

  •  Board of Governors     2006-present           
  •  House of Delegates, 14th Circuit Representative     2012-present   
  •  Practice and Procedure Committee     2013-present  
  •  Conventions Committee     2008-2012  
  •  Nominating Committee     2001-2005  
  •  Judicial Qualifications Committee

South Carolina Bar Foundation     2014-present  

  •  Board of Directors

American Board of Trial Advocates     20126-present  

  •  President-Elect, Charleston, SC Chapter         

American Bar Association                                                            

  •  South Carolina Liaison, Section of Litigation     2005-2011                             
  •  Women Advocate Committee       

Defense Research Institute                                                           

  •  Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee     2016-present  
  •  Chair     2014-2016
  •  Vice-Chair      

Women in the Law Committee     2012-2015                                 

  •  State Liaison Subcommittee Chair

National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations                     

  •  President     2010-2011
  •  Vice President      2005-2009 
  •  Secretary     2004-2005 
  •  Board of Directors     2003-2014     
  •  Liaison, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession                              

The Riley Institute at Furman University’s Diversity Leadership Initiative     2003-2014

  •  Lowcountry Class VIII

South Carolina Women Lawyers Association     2003                                

  •  President     1997-2005 
  •  Board of Directors

Beaufort County Bar Association                                                   

  •  Secretary     2000-2002  
  •  Community Law Week Coordinator     1997-1998 

Technical College of the Lowcountry     1997-2009                                            

  • Paralegal Program Advisory Committee      
 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Penn Center Advisory Board     2014-present  

Lowcountry Legal Volunteers

  •  President     2009-2010 
  •  Board of Directors     2008-2014

Historic Beaufort Foundation

  •  Board of Directors     2010-2015

Broad River Healthcare

  •  Board of Directors     2007-2015 

The Surgery Center of Beaufort

  •  Board of Directors     2007-2015                     

Beaufort Memorial Hospital Institutional Review Board

  •  Member     2007-2010 

Friends of Caroline Hospice

  •  President     2004-2007 
  •  Vice-President     2003 
  •  Board of Directors     1999-2008

League of Women Voters, Northern Beaufort County

  •  President     2004-2005 
  •  Board of Directors, Voter Services Chair     2001-2003

Child Abuse Prevention Association

  •  Board of Directors     1995-2001  

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League

  •  Best of Beaufort Annual Fund Raising Chair     1995-1996

Technical College of the Lowcountry

  •  Instructor     1999-2000
 

EDUCATION

Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC        

  •  J.D.     1990-1993   

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  •  B.A., Business Management     19986-1990   

Honors/Activities     

  • Moot Court     1992-1993   
  • Executive Board Member
  • 1991 Stanley Cup Competition, Final 16

Student Trial Bar         

  • Vice-President     19902-1993                                                                
  • 1992 Zeliff Trial Competition
  • 1990 First Year Student Trial Bar Competition, Quarter-Finalist

The Justice Joseph Branch American Inn of Court     1990-1993   

 

bar admissions

  • South Carolina Bar 
  • North Carolina Bar 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 
  • U.S. Supreme Court