I grew up in Spartanburg and Duncan, South Carolina. From an early age, my great-aunt Doris had a profound impact on me. She was one of the first women attorneys in the state of Georgia. Doris's mother always said she wanted a lawyer in their family and when neither of her brothers went into law, Doris decided she would. She worked in Atlanta 50 years mostly doing real estate closings and estate planning. During that time, she provided hours of pro bono service. Aside from work and volunteering, she was loving and generous to her family and friends and made amazing fudge.
After I graduated from Furman University in 2000, I decided to attend law school at the University of South Carolina's School of Law. On the day I graduated from law school, Doris gave me a small statute of lady justice. It now sits on the side of my desk as reminder of my obligation as an attorney not only to my clients but to society as a whole. I am grateful for this legal legacy and strive to honor it in my own work.
For more than 17 years, I practiced at two of South Carolina's largest workers' compensation defense firms. During that time, my favorite part of the job was helping pro se claimants navigate the settlement process. As a lawyer for the insurance carrier, I often witnessed their slow and ineffective management of claims and the devastating effects they can have on the injured worker.
Because of my previous experience, I am committed to helping employees who are injured on the job receive the medical and indemnity benefits they deserve. My practice is dedicated to serving injured workers and my background working for carriers and employers, uniquely qualifies me to effectively evaluate and manage your claim to resolution. Clients can expect personalized attention from during each stage their claim.
I also started this firm because I am passionate about providing thoughtful estate planning services for clients of all ages. I know from first-hand experience how important having a plan in place is for your family. No one should be without a will or a power attorney. Our estate planning package provides all the necessary documents to ensure your wishes are executed.
My family includes my husband, David, and our two boys Wyatt and James. I am an active member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, where I serve on the Missions Board. I am also a devoted member of both my children's PTAs. When I'm not working, I play tennis, tutor/mentor at my children's schools and walk with my sweet dog, Frieda.