COURSE # 171500

 

8:30-8:45

Welcome Remarks

+ Lance Crick


Lance Crick is the Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney for the Greenville USAO. Since joining the United States Attorney’s Office in August 2001, Lance has advanced the prosecution of Project CeaseFire cases, the South Carolina component of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). As the state-wide coordinator for PSN/Ceasefire, Lance’s responsibilities include working with local, state, and federal authorities in order to target violent felons who continue to possess and use firearms as well as coordinating education and outreach efforts with community partners and schools on gun safety. Lance also handles OCDETF (Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force) drug prosecutions, cases which focus on the activities of drug trafficking operations which span multiple jurisdictions.

Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Lance worked for three years as a state prosecutor in the 13th Judicial Circuit, handling a variety of violent crime and narcotics cases, in Pickens County, South Carolina. Lance received his undergraduate degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 1995 and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1998.

Lance and his wife, Cindy, a former state prosecutor in the Seventh Judicial Circuit, who currently serves as Chief of Staff for Congressman Trey Gowdy, live in Greenville with their seven-year-old son, Smith.

  

President’s Address and Greenville Bar Update

+ Bill Wilson


Bill represents both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation matters with an emphasis on commercial, real estate, and construction litigation. He has experience in cases involving construction, trucking, products liability, breach of contract, antitrust, defamation, negligence, personal injury, Fair Credit Reporting Act, environmental, copyright, banking, creditor rights, ERISA, telecommunications, insurance coverage, wage payment, and foreclosure and has tried numerous cases to verdict. Bill views the practice of law as a high calling and is committed to its traditional standards of honor, integrity, and justice. Bill also is devoted to his wife and family and strives to play with his four young children on a daily basis. In those rare moments of free time, Bill enjoys the guitar, movies, and ultimate frisbee.


8:45-9:00

Commission on the Profession Update

+ The Honorable John Kittredge


John Kittredge was born and raised in Greenville County. John graduated from the University of South Carolina, summa cum laude. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Academic honors include Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif, and Wig and Robe. John is the first person ever to serve on all South Carolina courts, which include the family court, circuit court, court of appeals, and currently the supreme court. John is in his twenty-sixth year as a member of the South Carolina judiciary.


9:00-9:15

Greenville’s New Medical Legal Partnership

+ Anne Ellefson


Anne S. Ellefson is Deputy General Counsel for Academics and Community Affairs for the Greenville Health System. Prior to joining GHS in February of 2014, she was a shareholder at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. where she practiced commercial real estate law for many years and served as the managing shareholder for 6 years. She is Immediate Past President of the South Carolina Bar and Immediate Past President of ETV Endowment of SC. She currently serves on numerous boards, including Southern First Bank, Greenville Local Development Corporation, SC TAC, Hollingsworth Funds and Verdae Development, Inc. Prior activity in the community includes service as Chair of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Board Chair and Campaign Chair of the United Way of Greenville County, as well as board service on many boards. She received the Lifetime of Charitable Giving Award in 2015 from the Community Foundation of Greenville and received the Chamber’s Athena Award in 2016.

+ Kirby Mitchell


Kirby Mitchell is a senior litigation attorney at South Carolina Legal Services. A graduate of Furman University and University of Georgia School of Law, he is a member of the South Carolina Bar in which he serves in the House of Delegates, State Bar of Georgia, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court and U.S. Tax Court. Representing low-income clients in a wide variety of civil cases, Kirby appears in federal and state courts—including family, probate, circuit, magistrate and appellate courts. He teaches a popular “Poverty and the Law” class at Furman (2011-2016), most recently focusing the class on medical-legal partnerships (MLP), and he has presented and co-presented to lawyers and Bar members -- in South Carolina as well as nationally – many times, including at The Riley Institute, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (“Representing Individuals and Families Struggling with Autism Spectral Disorders”) and the South Carolina Judiciary (“Turner v. Rogers and the Role of the Family Court Judge”).

Kirby has received the Furman Heritage Alumni Award (2009), the S.C. Bar and Access to Justice Commission’s Legal Services Lawyer of the Year Award (2013), and in 2016, he was selected as the only “legal aid” lawyer in the United States to by invited to the 44th Annual Trial Academy of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, CA.

+ Stinson Ferguson


Stinson Woodward Ferguson currently serves as Treasurer and Apprentice Funeral Director at the J.W. Woodward Funeral Home, Inc. in Spartanburg. Prior to her leadership at the Funeral Home, Ms. Ferguson worked as an attorney at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. Prior to joining Haynsworth, Ms. Ferguson clerked for the Honorable Kristi L. Harrington, South Carolina Circuit Court, Ninth Judicial Circuit. She also worked at the S.C. Environmental Law Project in Pawleys Island as part of a fellowship program. Ms. Ferguson has developed and presented seminars and continuing legal education courses on topics including End of Life Issues, Strategies for Legal Research, Law and Philosophy, Post-Trial Motions, and civic leadership for the professional woman for local and national organizations. She currently serves the SC Bar as a 13th Judicial Circuit Representative in the SC House of Delegates.

Presentation


9:15-9:30 

What’s Going on at the South Carolina Bar

+ Anne Ellefson


Anne S. Ellefson is Deputy General Counsel for Academics and Community Affairs for the Greenville Health System. Prior to joining GHS in February of 2014, she was a shareholder at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. where she practiced commercial real estate law for many years and served as the managing shareholder for 6 years. She is Immediate Past President of the South Carolina Bar and Immediate Past President of ETV Endowment of SC. She currently serves on numerous boards, including Southern First Bank, Greenville Local Development Corporation, SC TAC, Hollingsworth Funds and Verdae Development, Inc. Prior activity in the community includes service as Chair of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Board Chair and Campaign Chair of the United Way of Greenville County, as well as board service on many boards. She received the Lifetime of Charitable Giving Award in 2015 from the Community Foundation of Greenville and received the Chamber’s Athena Award in 2016.


9:30-9:45

The Roll Out:  GCBA’s new website

+ Chris Schoen


Chris is a litigation associate at Wyche, P.A., where his practice is focused on First Amendment media defense, intellectual property disputes, False Claims Act cases, and a range of other complex litigation including shareholder oppression and antitrust litigation. He enjoys trial work and has tried a number of criminal matters on a pro bono basis. He is also interested in technology and issues related to digital evidence.

Chris is a graduate of Furman University and the University of Virginia School of Law and has served as a law clerk for the Honorable C. Weston Houck and the Honorable Bruce H. Hendricks, both of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Chris serves on the Board of the Federal Bar Association and the Executive Committee of the Greenville Bar Association.


9:45-10:15

Perspectives from the Bench: Ethical Considerations

+ The Honorable Tim Cain


Judge Timothy M. Cain was born and raised in Oconee County, attended the public schools, and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1983. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1986.

He served as an Assistant Public Defender for Oconee County, and, thereafter, as an Assistant Solicitor for the Tenth Judicial Circuit prosecuting cases in Anderson and Oconee Counties. While in private practice, he engaged in the general practice of law and served as County Attorney for Oconee County and its various boards and commissions from 1992 until 2000. He also represented several municipalities and public service districts during this time. In 2000, he was elected by the South Carolina General Assembly to serve as Family Court Judge for the Tenth Judicial Circuit. During his tenure in this position, Judge Cain conducted trials in seventeen counties throughout the state. He also served, by designation of the Chief Justice, as an Acting Associate Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court on several occasions.

On February 16, 2011, Judge Cain was nominated by the President to serve as a United States District Judge. He was confirmed by the Senate on September 20, 2011 and commissioned on September 26, 2011.

Judge Cain is married to the former Renee Patterson. Judge and Mrs. Cain have one son, Martin, a junior at the University of South Carolina.

Judge Cain’s office is located in the G. Ross Anderson, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Anderson, South Carolina.

+ The Honorable Kevin McDonald


Judge McDonald serves in Greenville as a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of South Carolina. Prior to his appointment to the bench in June 2010, he worked at the United States Attorney's Office for ten years, with the last six years as a supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney, including two terms in 2008 and 2010 when he was appointed by the Department of Justice to serve as the Acting United States Attorney for South Carolina. Before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, he was in private practice in Columbia for seven years, handling a variety of cases that included banking and insurance litigation, workers compensation, real estate, and federal criminal defense. He holds a journalism degree from the University of South Carolina, and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

+ The Honorable Ned Miller


Judge Miller was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 24, 1952. He gratuated high school from Spartanburg Day School in 1970 and college with a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1974. Judge Miller completed Law School at the University of South Carolina in 1978. He worked for the Southern Bank and Trust Company from 1978 – 1980, the Greenville County Public Defender Office from 1980 – 1981, and Miller and Paschal from 1981 - 2000. Since 2000, he has served on the SC Circuit Court.


10:30-11:30

Addiction–What Every Attorney Needs to Know

+ Rich Jones


A senior healthcare and non-profit executive and director since 2002, Richard has experience across multiple domains, including mental health services, substance use disorder treatment, and recovery support services. He has led various human service programs and directed administrative functions in a variety of behavioral healthcare settings ranging from inpatient drug and alcohol services to community based mental health programs. Richard is a Certified Addiction Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, CoOccurring Disorder Professional, NAADAC DOT Substance Abuse Professional, Certified ARISE Interventionist and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. Richard is an adjunct faculty member in Sociology at Greenville Technical College and has also been adjunct faculty in several other college/university settings. He has presented many original papers and spoken at more than 100 addiction/recovery related conferences and workshops.

Rich received his BS in Business Management at St. Vincent College, his MA in Sociology with concentration in Addiction Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management at the University of Scranton. Other professional credentials include:

  • Masters Arts (MA) Sociology with Concentration in Addiction Studies
  • MBA with Concentration in Healthcare Management
  • Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS, # 4752)
  • Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional (CCDP, # 5492)
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS, # 4752)
  • Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC, #114793)
  • Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor (ICADC, # 600033)
  • Internationally Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (ICADC, #300087)
  • Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP, #13546)
  • Certified ARISE Interventionist

How Lawyers Helping Lawyers Can Help You

+ John Devlin


As a litigator, John has effectively handled a wide variety of cases involving countless legal issues. His practice includes construction litigation, commercial and business litigation, insurance disputes and real estate litigation. John has also represented numerous governmental entities, from the state level to local municipalities.

Over his career, John has successfully represented a wide array of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, regional and local businesses, and individual business owners. John has been an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell since 2001, and has also been selected to South Carolina Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Greenviwas appointed to serve as a Commissioner to the South Carolina Human Affairs Board of Commissioner. She also served on the Board of Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina.

Tarita is a member of Augusta Road Church of Christ, Greenville, South Carolina, where she has served as Sunday School Teacher. She is married to Vernon F. Dunbar and they have three children, William Radford Dunbar, Kathleen Eleanor Dunbar, and Richard Hayes Dunbar.

She enjoys exercising at the Caine Halter YMCA, reading, and hiking. Tarita is passionate about other’s health in terms of eating properly and using nature’s remedies for healing.

+ Hannah Metcalfe Rogers


Hannah Rogers Metcalfe is in private practice with the law firm of Metcalfe & Atkinson, LLC, which she co-founded in 2011 with her partner, Courtney Atkinson, past president of the Greenville Bar. Ms. Metcalfe’s litigation practice includes civil litigation on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, business litigation, family law, federal criminal defense, media and first amendment, and appellate law.

Ms. Metcalfe received her Bachelor of Science of Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University in 1999. She received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2002, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, President of the Student Senate, and a member of the Columbia Law Review. After law school, she clerked in Philadelphia for the Honorable Anita B. Brody of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She went on to clerk for The Honorable William B. Traxler, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. After toiling in the salt mines of a larger firm (Wyche) for several years, Ms. Metcalfe embarked on her current small-firm adventure in 2011.

Ms. Metcalfe is admitted to practice in New York and South Carolina, as well as in the Eastern District of New York, the District of South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Services. A past president of the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Ms. Metcalfe now serves as the elected Circuit Vice-President for the Fourth Circuit for the Federal Bar Association and is a member of the board of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. A member of the Haynsworth Perry Inn of Court, Ms. Metcalfe serves as the Chair of the Fourth Circuit Rules Advisory Committee.

Hannah is also the mother of two beautiful children, Marshall and Riley, and is married to Logan, an entrepreneurial Kiwi who is the founder of Arkiver, a technology startup that provides families and businesses a way to digitally collect and curate life’s memories. In her spare time, Hannah likes to get out of town and return to her roots in the Dark Corner.


1:45 – 2:15

Protecting Your Client Against Abuse and Manipulation of the Criminal Process

 

+ Alex Stalvey


Alex Stalvey currently serves as a managing partner for Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC in Greenville, South Carolina. Alex grew up in Columbia, South Carolina graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1999. Alex then moved to Washington, D.C. and served on the staff of Senator Strom Thurmond as a projects assistant until the fall of 2001. Alex attended the USC School of Law from 2001 to 2004.

Alex began his career as a law clerk to Circuit Judge John L. Breeden Georgetown and Horry Counties. He then moved to the upstate serving as an Assistant Solicitor in Spartanburg and Greenville counties until 2009 when he joined his current firm.

Alex’s current practice involves Criminal Defense, Divorce and Personal Injury.

In 2010, Alex was elected by members of the Greenville County Bar to serve as circuit representative on the Board of the S.C. Association for Justice. The following year, he was nominated to represent the Thirteenth Circuit on the Board of the S.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Stalvey is a member of numerous professional organizations including the National College of DUI Defense, the Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
In 2014, Alex achieved Criminal Trial Advocacy Certification from the NBTA based on his extensive jury trial experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney. Alex has served as trial counsel on various cases including murder, criminal sexual conduct, federal white collar offenses, drug trafficking and DUI.

Alex has given past presentations to the Greenville County Bar and S.C. Public Defenders’ Association on self-defense strategies under the “Stand Your Ground” law. He has also served as an instructor in trial advocacy with the S.C. Association of Magistrate and Municipal Judges.

In 2015, Alex’s article on an individual’s constitutional rights under Miranda vs. Arizona was featured in the monthly journal South Carolina Lawyer which is published by the S.C. Bar. In 2016, Alex’s article on expert testimony in criminal sexual conduct cases was featured in the Justice Bulletin, a monthly publication provided to members of the South Carolina Association for Criminal Justice.

Presentation


2:30 – 3:30

Nuts and Bolts of a Family Court Practice from the Old and the Young

 

+ The Honorable Katherine Tiffany


Judge Tiffany was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1970, to Stuart and Kay Hall. She was raised in Gaffney, South Carolina with her fraternal twin sister (Eleanor Caroline). While attending Spartanburg Day School, she spent most of her free time with horses, competing in horse shows and participating in fox hunts in Tryon, North Carolina.

After graduating from Spartanburg Day School in 1988, Judge Tiffany attended the University of South Carolina Honors College, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She graduated in 1992 Magna Cum Laude with a Major in English and a minor in South Carolina Studies, and then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating in 1995 and becoming the fourth generation in her family to enter the practice of law.

From 1995 to 1996, she clerked for the Honorable Henry Floyd, then Circuit Judge for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. In 1996 she joined Carter, Smith, Merriam, Rogers & Traxler, P.A. as an Associate, and then became partner in 2006. During her twenty years of private practice, she focused almost exclusively on family court with an emphasis on custody, support and complex issues both in her practice and as presenter at numerous continuing legal education seminars. From 2009 to 2016 she served as a member of the South Carolina Bar Family Law Council, serving as Co Course Planner for the Family Law Intensive CLE in 2011 and 2013, and as Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair Elect.

In 1995, Judge Tiffany married Peter Clifford Tiffany, a native of Aiken, South Carolina who works as a Certified Public Accountant. She and her husband have two sons, Brice Baskin and Barron Joseph; a dog, Grace and a cat, Banjo. They are members of St. James Episcopal Church, where Judge Tiffany has served as a nursery volunteer and Children’s Church leader. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading a wide variety of books, watching old movies, and trying to stay active.

On May 25, 2016 Judge Tiffany was elected to succeed the late Honorable Harry L. Phillips as Judge of the Family Court, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit

+ Tom Traxler


Thomas W. Traxler is a partner with Carter, Smith, Merriam, Rogers & Traxler, P.A. in Greenville, SC. He graduated from Davidson College in 1974 with a B.A. in German, and the University of South Carolina Law School in June, 1979. He has been admitted to practice law in South Carolina since November 8, 1979, and practiced in Greenville County, South Carolina, since that time.

He is a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice (formerly South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association), a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and a member (Masters category) of Haynsworth-Perry Inn of Court. He served on the South Carolina Judicial Council from 2012 to 2016. He served as the Greenville County Bar Association President in 1997, served on the South Carolina Board of Bar Examiners 2001-2009, and was an adjunct instructor in Business Law at Furman University from 1981 to 2011.

For several years, Tom has been selected among the The Best Lawyers in America© and is recognized in 7 different areas of practices: Commercial Litigation, Bet-The-Company Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Mediation-Family Law. He was named the Best Lawyers’ Greenville Family Law Lawyer of the Year in 2009 and 2015, the 2010 and 2014 Greenville Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year, and the 2011 and 2012 Greenville Real Estate Litigator of the Year.

Tom has been listed in Super Lawyers Magazine® since its inception in South Carolina and was also rated in The Top 25 lawyers in South Carolina by Super Lawyers® Magazine /South Carolina for the years 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and was rated in The Top 10 in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell since 1989.

Tom was awarded the Greenville County Bar Tommy Thomason Award for 2009, the 2009 South Carolina Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and the 2011 Platinum Compleat Lawyers Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

He has written and distributed to South Carolina Court Administration three (3) software programs for use in the Family Court, Traxler’s Child Support Calculator, the Alimony Calculator, and the Equitable Apportionment Worksheet.

+ Tim Madden


Tim Madden is the managing partner of the Greenville office of South Carolina-based firm Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP (www.nelsonmullins.com). He practices statewide. Tim's family law practice is focused on contested financial litigation. He also maintains an extensive general litigation and appellate practice in all courts. 

Tim is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and previously served on the Board of Governors and as President of the South Carolina Chapter. He serves on the faculty of the Houston Family Law Trial Institute at which he lectures and teaches trial skills and matters related to business valuations in divorce litigation. Tim taught family law in the paralegal program at Greenville Technical College, wrote the chapter on marital dissolution and child custody for the South Carolina Practice Manual (Howard/Moise ed. 2000), served on the editorial board for the treatise Marital Litigation in South Carolina (Stuckey), taught at the orientation program for new family court judges, and speaks at various seminars sponsored by the South Carolina Bar and other organizations. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America (2000-through current edition), South Carolina Super Lawyers (Law and Politics, 2008 and later editions), and Greenville Business Magazine's "Legal Elite of the Upstate" in the area of family law (2012-2016).

Outside his law practice, Tim previously served as chairman of the board of the South Carolina Education Lottery Commission (www.sceducationlottery.com), as vice chairman of the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank, and as chairman of the Greenville County Transportation Committee. He serves as member of the local advisory board for United Community Bank, previously served as a director of Welvista (www.welvista.org) and the South Carolina Student Loan Corporation. 
Tim served seven terms as a member of the House of Delegates for the South Carolina Bar, and is a recipient of the Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Association. He is a member of the Haysnworth/Perry Inn of Court. Tim is also a Liberty Fellow (www.libertyfellowshipsc.org) .

Tim earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1988, and a bachelor of arts degree in Finance from Wofford College (www.wofford.edu) in 1985.

+ Amie Carpenter


Amie was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston and Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. Amie is a partner at Anderson & Carpenter in Greenville, South Carolina. She has experience in cases spanning Family Court, Probate Court and Circuit Court. Amie’s practice area is primarily dedicated exclusively to Family Law, including litigation and serving as a Guardian ad Litem in private custody disputes. In addition to her work at Anderson & Carpenter, Amie has served as a contract attorney for Safe Harbor since 2015. Amie is active in her community serving on the Board of Directors of Christmas Shoes, LLC.

+ Dustin Davis


Dustin Davis is a Greenville transplant from Knoxville, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Business Administration. After graduating from the Charleston School of law in 2012, he moved to Greenville, South Carolina and started working at the Law Office of R. Mills Ariail, Jr. In 2014, Dustin started a solo law practice with an emphasis on family law.


3:30 - 4:00

Human Trafficking Cases in State and Federal Court

 

+ Kinli Abee


Kinli Abee has been an Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Carolina since 2013 and currently serves as the managing prosecutor of special victim cases, focusing on child sexual assaults and human trafficking. In October of 2015, she secured the first human trafficking conviction in the history of the state of South Carolina.

Kinli is a 2008 graduate of Wofford College where she graduated with degrees in Government and Philosophy. She attended the Charlotte School of Law where she graduated in 2011 with pro bono honors. While at Charlotte Law, she was the chair of the Pro Bono Custody and Divorce Clinic, a semi-finalist in the National Trial Competition and won the title of “Best Oral Advocate” at the William Daniel National Mock Trial Competition.

Kinli is licensed to practice law in South Carolina and began her career at the Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office where she prosecuted general crimes and crimes against children. She is a member of the Young Lawyers Division, the South Carolina Drug Endangered Children’s Task Force, The Silent Tears Task Force, and a recipient of the Palmetto Center for Women Honors in Government and Law Enforcement. In 2016, she was a co-recipient of the title, “Prosecutor of the Year” from the Carolinas Chapter of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators. In her spare time, she coaches the W.A. Perry Middle School Mock Trial Team and the USC School of Law Mock Trial team with her husband, Matt, taking the team to nationals for the first time in school history.

+ Carrie Fisher Sherard


Carrie Fisher Sherard is an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Carolina. Carrie joined the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2008. She is a graduate of Furman University and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorneys Office, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Karen J. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Carrie currently works as the asset forfeiture attorney for the office and she also serves as the human trafficking coordinator and the tribal liaison for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Carolina.