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 1986-1990

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