Mary Sharp becomes secretary of South Carolina Bar

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Beaufort attorney Mary E. Sharp, a member of the South Carolina Bar board of governors since 2014, was sworn in as Bar secretary on May 24th.

β€œAt Sharp Law Firm, our commitment to our clients is matched and strengthened by a commitment to the vitality of the legal profession and the community,” she said. β€œI am proud to have the opportunity to serve my fellow lawyers and my state in this new capacity.”

Mary has more than 20 years of experience representing individual and corporate clients in trial and appellate proceedings, and is AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She also serves as a mediator.

Mary also serves as an ex-officio member of the board of the South Carolina Bar Foundation. She is a past president of the National Conference of Women's Bar Association, a past president of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, a past president of the board of trustees of Lowcountry Legal Volunteers, a past president of the Charleston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and a past president of the board of directors of Friends of Caroline Hospice.

Mary earned her J.D.  from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1993, and received a B.A. in business administration from North Carolina State University in 1990. She is also licensed in North Carolina.