Alumni News

July Alumni Update now available

If you missed the July Alumni Update or have information you would like to have included in the August Update, please contact Michael Abro by email, mabro@CharlestonLaw.edu, or phone, 843.377.4058.

Alumnus hired by Buist Byars & Taylor

Ian Bowers ’13 has joined Buist Byars & Taylor LLC as an associate attorney based in the Mount Pleasant office. His practice is primarily focused on corporate matters and litigation.

 

Alumni named to the 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars list

Numerous members of the alumni community have been named 2018 South Carolina Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. To view the list, click here. Congratulations to all!

Alumnus announces opening of firm

James L. McCutchen ’11 and Robin R. McLean  announce the opening of The MAC Law Firm, LLC located at 137 E. Butler St., Ste. 8, Lexington, S.C. 29072.

Alumnus joins Rosen Hagood

Bijan Ghom ’17 has recently joined Rosen Hagood as an associate attorney. Bijan focuses his practice on the areas of business and commercial litigation, business and corporate law, employment and labor law, and construction law and litigation.

Alumna hired by Sottile, Hopkins & Lewis

Maria C. Robinette ’13 has been hired by Sottile, Hopkins & Lewis, LLC.

Alumnus appointed to Charleston County Community Development Advisory Committee

Michael Allen ’14 has recently been appointed to the Charleston County Community Development Advisory Committee. To read the press release,  click here.

Alumnus joins Ahn Law Firm

Ahn Law Firm, LLC announces that Sean M. Tropea ’14 has joined the firm.

Alumni announce their marriage

Aris Dejah Renee Hanchard ’16 and Julian A. Ferguson ‘16 were happily married on April 7, 2018, at Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing Historic Site in Charleston, South Carolina.

Alumna becomes magistrate in Marlboro County, South Carolina

Mia David Weaver ’10 has become a magistrate judge in Marlboro County, South Carolina.

The Alumni Association Board recently held officer elections. The officers elected to serve are as follows:

Andrew McCumber ’13 – President

Ryan Andrews ’13 – Vice President

Paige Ornduff ’15 – Secretary

Brett Vigrass ’13 – Treasurer

Congratulations to all!

Alumna named South Carolina Bar Association’s 2017 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Megan Hunt Dell ’10 has been named the South Carolina Bar Association’s 2017 Pro Bono Lawyer of the year!

Alumnus marries

Chase Waters ’15 and Lacy Selig were married on May 19, 2018 in the Garvan Woodland Gardens at Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. To read their wedding announcement, click here.

Alumna announces opening of firm

Courtney Swan Camferdam ’11 announces the opening of Camferdam Law Firm, LLC. The contact information for Courtney at her new office is as follows:

Camferdam Law Firm, LLC

1204-A E. Washington St.

Greenville, SC 29601

864.603.3250

Commencement held on May 13, 2018

Commencement for May graduates was held at The Citadel’s McAlister Field House, on May 13, 2018. We welcome the newest members of the alumni community! To read the press release, click here.

The South Carolina Biotechnology Innovation Organization elects alumnus to its executive committee

Jeff Stover ’10 has been elected to the executive committee for South Carolina Biotechnology Innovation Organization.

South Carolina Legal Services hires alumna

Allison Brigman ’16 has become a staff attorney in South Carolina Legal Services’ Charleston office.

Alumnus announces his marriage

William Hammett ’12 married Alex Belesky on March 24, 2018.  They met in early April 2014 and were married almost to the day four years later.  It was a small wedding with approximately 150 guests in attendance in the quaint countryside of Greenwood South Carolina.  Sean Scapellato ’13 presided as the officiant.  Hal Cobb ’12 and Michael Dill ’13 were groomsmen. Will and Alex honeymooned in Italy, seeing the cities Florence, Venice and Rome for the first time.  The happy couple asked that the warmest gratitude be extended for the outpouring of congratulations and well wishes.

Alumnus named partner at Wigger Law Firm

Brice E. Ricker ’13 has been named a partner at Wigger Law Firm, Inc. He has been with the firm since 2014, and his practice focuses primarily on personal injury and employment law.

Barnwell Whaley selects alumna as member

Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC announces that Barbara J. Wagner ’07 has become a member of the firm.

Alumnus named partner in Beatrice Whitten Law Firm

Will Milton ’09 has been named a partner in the Beatrice Whitten Law Firm. To read an article about the partnership, click here.

Alumnus hired by Best Honeycutt

M. Shanter Chaparro ’15 has recently become an associate at Best Honeycutt, PA.

Save the Dates for Alumni Weekend of Service – September 14 – 16

The dates for the 2018 Alumni Weekend of Service have recently been selected. The Weekend of Service will be held September 14 – 16.

April Alumni Update now available

If you missed the April Alumni Update or have information you would like to have included in the May Update, please contact Michael Abro by email, mabro@CharlestonLaw.edu, or phone, 843.377.4058.

Alumna joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

Mary Ramsay ’10 has joined Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. Mary is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group.  She handles a variety of cases in state and federal court, including general insurance law, contract disputes, products and premises liability actions and life insurance and financial services litigation, including ERISA.  She also practices in the regulatory and administrative arena in the areas of healthcare provider licensing, facility licensing and certificate of need.

Investiture of The Honorable Jennifer Blanchard McCoy

Jennifer Blanchard McCoy ’07 was sworn-in as a South Carolina Circuit Court Judge on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Charleston County Judicial Center.

Alumna inducted into Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys

Jacqueline Anthony ’09 was recently inducted into the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys. Jacqueline is one of only seven attorneys in South Carolina invited to membership in this organization.

Alumnus’ and Charleston School of Law professor’s work on George Stinney case highlighted in Post and Courier article

The work that Matt Burgess ’12 and Professor Miller Shealy have done on the George Stinney case has recently been highlighted in the Post and Courier. To read the full article, click here.

March Alumni Update now available

If you missed the March Alumni Update or have information you would like to have included in the April Update, please contact Michael Abro by email, mabro@CharlestonLaw.edu, or phone, 843.377.4058.

Alumnus elected Dorchester County Democratic Party Chairman

The Dorchester County Democratic Party has elected Sean Wilson ’11 as its chairman. To read the full article, click here.

Alumna recognized as one of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division’s Stars of the Quarter

Elizabeth Nicholson ’15 has received the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division’s (YLD) “Star of the Quarter” award.

Elizabeth was recognized for her hard work and contributions in planning Bowling Buddies, an annual fundraiser to support the Special Olympics of South Carolina. The event pairs Special Olympic athletes with young lawyers for a night of bowling, all while raising funds for the Special Olympics.

Passionate about giving back, she is actively involved with the YLD’s efforts to support and advocate for the Special Olympics and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Elizabeth is an associate at Rosen Hagood where she practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation, construction law and litigation, and personal injury.

Alumni named to the 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star List

Evan A. Watson ’08 and Fatima Alexis Zeidan ’10 have been named 2018 Georgia Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Evan devotes his time and efforts to DUI and criminal defense work. Fatima is a personal injury attorney who has devoted her career to defending the interests of the everyday man, seeking justice and advocating for the oppressed.

Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are recognized as a Rising Stars. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Alumnus joins S.C. Office of the Attorney General

The S.C. Office of the Attorney General announces that Stephen Ryan ’13 has joined the agency as an assistant attorney general.

Alumna elected to district attorney position

Natalie Paine ’08 has been elected to the district attorney position for the Augusta, Georgia Judicial Circuit.

Alumni welcome another son

Alissa Collins Lietzow ’10, Chris Lietzow ’12, and their son Jackson welcomed Alexander Collins Lietzow into their family on February 16, 2018.

Alumnus will lead James Smith’s 2018 South Carolina governor campaign

Mike McCauley ’07 will be serving as campaign manager for State Representative James Smith in his bid for South Carolina governor. To read the full article, click here.

Results of Alumni Association Board Elections

As a result of the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association Board elections, the new or re-elected members of the Board are as follows:

Anna Boning ’17
Myesha Brown ’08
Mariama Glascoe-Kirkland ’11
Moutray McLaren ’13
Laura Moore ’10
Patrick Napolski ’12
Paige Chamberlain Ornduff ’15
Brett Vigrass ’13

Congratulations to all!

February Alumni Update now available

If you missed the February Alumni Update or have information you would like to have included in the March Update, please contact Michael Abro by email, mabro@CharlestonLaw.edu, or phone, 843.377.4058.

Alumna named partner at Schneider Kerr & Robichaux

Sara Smith ’11 has recently been named a partner at Schneider Kerr & Robichaux, in Portland, Oregon. She focuses her practice on representing individuals with disabilities. To read the announcement, click here.

Alumni elected to the judiciary

The General Assembly has elected Jennifer McCoy ’07 as a circuit court judge at-large and FitzLee McEachin ’07 as a family court judge for the 12th Judicial Circuit.

Yarborough Applegate promotes alumnus to partner

Yarborough Applegate Law Firm, LLC has promoted Douglas Jennings ’11 to partner.

Alumnus elected to the South Carolina Bar Association’s Board of Governors

John Robinson ’07 has recently been elected to the South Carolina Bar Association’s Board of Governors.

Alumna hired for position at United States Patent and Trademark Office

Annie Burdecki ’10 has recently been hired as a trademark examining attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Alumnus joins Wofford College coaching staff as offensive line coach

Trey Johnson ’14 has recently joined the coaching staff at Wofford College. He will be the offensive line coach. To read the article, click here.

Alumna accepts position with Norton Rose Fulbright

Kat Crone ’15 has recently accepted a position with Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP. She is managing electronic discovery projects in the firm’s Houston, Texas office.

Alumnus hired by Parker Poe

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP announces that Will DesChamps ’12 has recently been hired in the firm’s Charleston, S.C. office as an associate attorney.

Alumna joins Turner Padget Graham & Laney

Julie Oliver ’14 has recently joined the Myrtle Beach, S.C. office of Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. Julie’s practice is focused on tax law, business law, and estate and probate administration.

January Alumni Update now available

If you missed the January Alumni Update or have information you would like to have included in the February Update, please contact Michael Abro by email, mabro@CharlestonLaw.edu, or phone, 843.377.4058.

Alumnus announces opening of firm

Whit Slagsvol ’15 announces the opening of Slagsvol Law Firm, LLC. The location of Whit’s office is as follows:

460 King Street, Suite 200

Charleston, SC 29403

Alumna becomes corporate counsel for Carolina One Real Estate Services

Megan Caroline Moody ’17 has joined Carolina One Real Estate Services as corporate counsel.

The Justice Bulletin publishes article written by alumnus and Charleston Law adjunct professor

Put Some Bite in Your Practice: An Introduction to Dental Malpractice, written by Wes Allison ’12 and Charleston Law adjunct professor Justin Kahn, was recently published in the fall 2017 issue of The Justice Bulletin.

Alumni selected to South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy

Congratulations to Lester McGill “Gill” Bell Jr.’ 11, J. “Scott” Bischoff II ’08, Michael Harrington ’11 and Joseph Rohe ’10! These alumni were selected to the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy for the 2018 year.

This highly selective program is designed to equip members (in practice from 3 to 15 years) with networking opportunities, professionalism training, community awareness, and other skills necessary to give back to the profession and position themselves as leaders in the community.

Alumna announces her engagement

Laurin Weatherly ’13 and Andrew Dukes have become engaged. They are planning a wedding in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, in May of 2018.

Alumna kicks off district attorney election campaign

Natalie Paine ’08 was appointed to fill the district attorney position for the Augusta Judicial Circuit in March of 2017. She is kicking off her 2018 election campaign. To read the full article, click here.

Alumna appointed as Municipal Court Judge for Town of Holly Hill

Chasity Avinger ’11 has recently been appointed as the Municipal Court Judge for the Town of Holly Hill, S.C.

Homecoming for all alumni and ten-year reunion for Class of 2007 – December 1 and 2

A Homecoming for all alumni and a ten-year reunion for the Class of 2007 will be held this weekend – December 1 and 2. For details related to the events that have been planned, click here.

Alumnus named to board of directors of Colorado Snowsport Museum and Hall of Fame

Gabe Hogan ’13 has recently been named to the board of directors of the Colorado Snowsport Museum and Hall of Fame. He is a Tax Law Advisor at Vail Tax and Accounting in Vail, Colo.

Alumnus marries

Walker Humphrey ’10 and Tricia Dudek were married on October 28, 2017 at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston, S.C.

RSVP Deadline is November 15 for Reunion/Homecoming Weekend Social Events

During the Homecoming for ALL alumni and Ten-Year Reunion for the Class of 2007 being held the weekend of December 1 & 2, 2017, a couple of social events have been planned. There will be a Welcome Party & Reception on Friday, December 1 and an Oyster Roast & Lowcountry Boil on Saturday, December 2. The deadline to RSVP is November 15. For ticket information and to RSVP, click here.

November Alumni Update now available

If you missed the November Alumni Update or have information you would like to have included in the December Update, please contact Michael Abro by email, mabro@CharlestonLaw.edu, or phone, 843.377.4058.

Alumna’s article on mediation published in the Post and Courier

An article about mediation, written by Catherine Wilhoit ’11, was recently published in the Post and Courier. To read the article, click here. Catherine currently serves as a President of the Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston. To learn more about the Mediation and Meeting Center as well as the mediators involved with the organization, visit the organization’s website at www.mediationcentercharleston.org.

Alumnus hired by Herndon Law

Bradon Childs ’16 was recently hired by Herndon Law, P.C. His office is in Glen Allen, Va., and he focuses his practice on Elder Law.

Alumnus appears on Shark Tank

On October 29, Matt Hammersley ’10 and his wife appeared on Shark Tank to discuss their Novel Effect app.

Alumna announces opening of firm

Sabrina C. Call ’14 has recently opened The Law Firm of Sabrina Call, LLC. The contact information for Sabrina at her new office is as follows:

The Law Firm of Sabrina Call, LLC

505 N Hwy. 52, Suite D #242

Moncks Corner, SC 29461

843.934.2247

October Alumni Update now available

If you missed the October Alumni Update or have information you would like to have included in the November Update, please contact Michael Abro by email, mabro@CharlestonLaw.edu, or phone, 843.377.4058.

Reunion/Homecoming Weekend Social Event Details

During the Homecoming for ALL alumni and Ten-Year Reunion for the Class of 2007 being held the weekend of December 1 & 2, 2017, a couple of social events have been planned. There will be a Welcome Party & Reception on Friday, December 1 and an Oyster Roast & Lowcountry Boil on Saturday, December 2. For ticket information and to RSVP, click here.

Alumnus selected as one of The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that DeAndre R. Morrow ’13 has been selected as one of The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. He joins an elite group of attorneys from across the country as members of the organization composed of outstanding black attorneys under the age of 40 who exemplify superior leadership and achievements in the legal industry and within their communities.

Alumna and her husband welcome a son

Whitney Feld ’11 and her husband welcomed Cooper Lewis Feld into their family on August 15, 2017.

Motley Rice names alumnus member attorney

Josh Littlejohn ’07 has been promoted to member attorney at national plaintiffs’ law firm Motley Rice LLC. To read the full announcement, click here.

September Alumni Update now available

If you missed the September Alumni Update or have information you would like to have included in the October Update, please contact Michael Abro by email, mabro@CharlestonLaw.edu, or phone, 843.377.4058.

Alumnus marries

Walker Miller ’13 and Leigh Frasher were married on August 19, 2017 at half after six o’clock in the evening at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greenville, S.C. A reception followed at the Poinsett Club.

Alumnus to run for Mount Pleasant Town Council

Brooks Davis ’10 is currently running for Mount Pleasant Town Council. To read the article regarding his candidacy, click here.

DON’T LOSE MILLIONS LOOKING FOR THOUSANDS…Almost Everything You Will Ever Need to Know About Trial Work, Jury Persuasion, Products Liability, and Electronic Discovery

The Charleston School of Law is hosting a CLE seminar on Friday, December 1 from 2pm-5pm and Saturday, December 2 from 9am-12pm. Ed Bell, Esq. and Don Keenan, Esq. will be covering Jury Persuasion. Jim Gilbert, Esq. will be presenting on Products Liability Law. The Honorable Aphrodite Konduros will discuss Trial Work. Allyson Haynes Stuart, Esq. will speak about Electronic Discovery. To RSVP, provide your name and S.C. Bar number to: Michael Abro at mabro@charlestonlaw.edu or 843-377-4058, no later than November 1. Approval of 6 hours of S.C. CLE credit is anticipated.

Alumni invited to join James L. Petigru American Inn of Court

John Robinson ’07, Andrew Platte ’08, Walker Humphrey ’10, Catherine Wilhoit ’11, Paige Ornduff ’15, Tori Spearman’15, and Johnny Stewart ’16 were recently invited to become members in the James L. Petigru American Inn of Court. Congratulations to all!

Wall Templeton & Haldrup announces addition of alumnus

Wall Templeton & Haldrup, P.A. is pleased to announce that John J. Dodds, IV ’16 has joined the firm’s Charleston office as an associate attorney. To read the press release, click here.

No-cost CLE Seminar on Charleston School of Law Campus – Friday, September 15

A no-cost CLE seminar sponsored by Project South and the Charleston School of Law will be held on the Charleston School of Law campus on Friday, September 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The seminar is titled Representing Arab and Muslim-Americans Impacted by Federal and Local Policies. Three hours of South Carolina CLE credit are anticipated.

If you are interested in attending the seminar, please RSVP to Michael Abro at mabro@charlestonlaw.edu or 843.377.4058, no later than Friday, September 8.

Alumna marries during total solar eclipse

Kelly Turek ’12 and Chris Dutton were married during the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. To read the full article on their unique wedding, click here.

Alumna recognized by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the “40 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.”

Krisztina Szabo ’13, a Staff Attorney at Whitman-Walker Health, has recently been recognized by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the “40 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.” To view the full Class or 2017 list, click here.

July Alumni Update now Available

If you missed the July Alumni Update or have information you would like to have included in the August Update, please contact Michael Abro by email, mabro@CharlestonLaw.edu, or phone, 843.377.4058.