Trademark Attorney in North Charleston SC

If you are a successful business owner, protecting your intellectual property rights is one of the most important steps that you can take to safeguard your company. Often, hiring a trademark attorney in North Charleston to register a trademark is an arduous process that results in outrageous hourly fees and complicated paperwork.

At Sausser Summers, PC, our goal is to make the trademark registration process as straightforward and cost-effective as possible, so that you can focus on growing your business while we take the necessary steps to protect what you have worked so hard to build.

Unlike other law firms, Sausser Summers, PC provides flat fee trademark services at an affordable price. Our goal is to eliminate the uncertainty that comes with hourly work, so you know exactly how much your total expenses will be at the outset of our relationship.

With a BBB A+ rating, we are consistently ranked as one of the top trademark law firms in the U.S. We aim to provide you with the same five-star service that you would receive from large firms, with a modern twist at a rate that won’t break the bank.

How Sausser Summers, PC Flat Fee Trademark Service Works

Our flat fee trademark process is simple, streamlined, and consists of three steps:

  1. Choose your trademark service and provide us with information about your trademark through our online questionnaire. Once this is complete, you will pay the flat fee for us to move forward.
  2. Our trademark lawyers in North Charleston will conduct an extensive search to make sure you are in the clear to register your trademark. Once our search has concluded, we will send you a legal opinion letter informing you of our search results.
  3. Our trademark attorneys will file your trademark and provide updates throughout the registration process.

Our three-step process lets you:

  1. Work one-on-one with an experienced trademark attorney in North Charleston who will consult with you at your convenience.
  2. Save your hard-earned money with our flat fee trademark services.
  3. Gain access to a licensed trademark attorney who will file your trademark application.
  4. Get updates on your trademark application as it moves through the registration process.
  5. Focus on running your business while Sausser Summers, PC handles the hard work. No headaches, no hidden fees, no tricks.

Trademark Services at a Glance

Whether you need help maintaining your current trademark or require assistance canceling an abandoned mark, Sausser Summers, PC is here to help. Here are just a few of the trademark services that we provide to clients:

Comprehensive Trademark Search – For many entrepreneurs, this is the first and most crucial step to take when it’s time to safeguard your business and intellectual property. Your trademark attorney in North Charleston will conduct a thorough search of the USPTO Federal Trademark Database and each U.S state’s trademark database. We will also perform a trademark domain name search and a trademark common law search on your behalf. We will follow up with a 30-minute phone call, where we will discuss the results of our trademark search and send you a drafted legal opinion letter.

U.S. Trademark Filing – Once your trademark lawyer in North Charleston has completed a comprehensive trademark search, the next step is to file a trademark application. We will submit your application within 1-3 business days and keep you updated on its USPTO status throughout the registration process.
U.S Trademark Office Actions – These actions are essentially initial rejections of your trademark by the USPTO. Applicants have six months in which to respond to this rejection. For a flat fee, your trademark lawyer from Sausser Summers, PC will compose a response on your behalf so that you may continue to focus on your day-to-day business tasks.

U.S Trademark Renewal – If you already own a trademark, Sausser Summers, PC will renew your registered trademark so that it remains current. Extended protection varies depending on how long you have held your trademark. We encourage you to visit our U.S Trademark Renewal page to find out which renewal service best fits your current situation.

U.S. Trademark Cease & Desist – Whether you have been accused of infringing on someone’s trademark and received a cease and desist letter or have found an infringer on your own mark, it is imperative that you respond. If you have received a letter and do not respond, you might be sued. If you find an infringer and do not demand that they stop, you may lose your trademark rights. To discuss the best course of action for your situation, we recommend you contact Sausser Summers, PC, for a risk-free consultation at no additional cost. Once you speak directly to one of our attorneys, we will send your cease and desist letter or respond to the one you have received for an affordable flat fee.

Statement of Use – If you plan on using your mark in commerce, you must file a Statement of Use to notify the USPTO. This filing must take place six months after you receive your Notice of Allowance. For an affordable flat-rate fee, your trademark attorney in North Charleston will make any requisite filings on your behalf. Before you decide on a course of action, we encourage you to contact our office at (843) 654-0078 to speak with one of our attorneys. This consultation will help us get a better understanding of your situation and is always free and confidential.

Additional U.S Trademark Attorney Services

In addition to the services listed above, we also help our clients enforce their trademarks, monitor trademark filings, and even help protect business owners from trademark infringement on platforms like Amazon and Etsy.
Have questions about our flat-fee trademark services? It would be our pleasure to speak with you at your earliest convenience, so that you can preserve the one asset that sets you apart from everyone else: your name.

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Political Science Alumni Updates

Alumni updates are documented with the month/year that it was provided, alphabetical, in order of class year. Erik Cronell, ’20 is grateful to be working as a database administrator for Huffman Associates, LLC, an executive search firm based right here in Charleston. He is currently pursuing entry level A+ certification through CompTIA to (hopefully) open a few more doors in the realm of information technology, a field he loves. Erik reports that the most important skill he learned at CofC was to think ...

Alumni updates are documented with the month/year that it was provided, alphabetical, in order of class year.

Erik Cronell, ’20 is grateful to be working as a database administrator for Huffman Associates, LLC, an executive search firm based right here in Charleston. He is currently pursuing entry level A+ certification through CompTIA to (hopefully) open a few more doors in the realm of information technology, a field he loves. Erik reports that the most important skill he learned at CofC was to think critically, and credits Dr. Creed (especially) for his tutelage in developing this life-skill at a time when it is so needed in our society. (September, 2020)

Patrick Crotty ’20 is pursuing his master’s degree at Duke University in Analytical Political Economy and hopes to pursue a career in economic or policy consulting after he graduates. He credits his success in being accepted into Duke to double-majoring in economics and political science while at CofC, and credits the political science major, in particular, for his ability to write well and “consider problems from a variety of perspectives.” (September, 2020)

Brooke Faulkner ’20 is working at Jones Trading and training to become a stock broker. She is applying to law schools on the east coast and hopes to gain admission by fall of 2021. She credits her early success in the finance industry to strong skills learned in our program, especially how to think critically and write well. She encourages others to keep their options open when considering careers and not focus so much on the major, but what interests you instead. (September, 2020)

Sofia Troya Zambrano ’20 spent the summer of 2020 as an intern with The Nature Conservancy and has now returned to campus to complete a master’s in Environmental Studies. Her advice to younger students is to take part in as many internship opportunities as possible, as they will “open your eyes to the type of jobs you may want – or more important – the type of employment you DON’T want.” Also, explore many different classes while at CofC, as they will help you “discover what you are truly passionate about.” (September, 2020)

Joseph McGuire ’19 is currently serving as a distance tutoring coordinator, in his second year with AmeriCorp (in Charleston) working with Reading Partners, an early childhood education non-profit. He is also preparing to take the GRE so he can pursue his master’s in political science. (September, 2020)

Stephanie Selker ’19 is currently employed at Zapp, a German company in Summerville, SC, where she gets to use her major in German every day. Although she is not working in the field of political science, Stephanie says she uses the knowledge she gained in her political science classes every single day and credits her professors, especially Dr. Curtis and Dr. Creed, with her ability to analyze both sides of any issue. Her advice to new students is to “not be afraid to try out that class/club/event/etc. that you’re interested in because you have no idea where that experience will lead you.” (September, 2020)

Sarah Nesbit '18 has just accepted a position as a political organizer for Elizabeth Warren's 2020 presidential bid and is excited about her upcoming move to New Hampshire. She is currently pursuing dual graduate degrees at NC State's Poole College of Management in Global Luxury and Management and just returned from four months at the Skema Business School of Paris as part of her curriculum. (May, 2019)

Daniel Miles ’18 has been teaching English as a Second Language in Mexico at The Anglo, a school/cultural organization run by the British government. He begins a master’s program at the National Autonomous University of Mexico to study US-Mexico Bilateral Relations later this month. (September, 2020)

Ellie Thomson ’18 is currently working remotely as an account executive for kglobal. Ellie spent a semester interning for them in Washington, DC during the fall semester of her junior year, and is excited to be returning to DC in November – “just in time for another election season!” She says she uses the skills we taught her every day on the job – strategizing, writing pitches, communicating with reporters, etc. – and says it’s basically just “one big, extended group project!” (September, 2020)

Cory Nelson ’17 is pursuing a master’s in International Security at George Mason University. He plans to graduate in 2020. (February, 2018)

Natalie Le ’16 works as a policy and communications associate at the Independent Women's Voice and is pursuing a master of liberal arts in government at Harvard University. In addition, she is the proud recipient of a Frederic Bastiat Fellowship from George Mason University. (May 2019)

Master Bines ’15 is a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Southern Coast Real Estate in West Ashley. (December, 2017)

Hunter Adams '14 received his J.D. from American University's Washington School of Law in 2017 and joined the law firm of Baker, Ravenel & Bender L.L.P. in Columbia, SC. He practices in the areas of automobile liability, civil litigation, premises liability and insurance coverage. (May,2019)

Amanda Durham Turner ’13 is a paralegal at the Charleston County Attorney’s Office. She gained certification as an Advanced Certified Paralegal through NALA (2014) and became a South Carolina Certified Paralegal in 2016. She serves as a Board Member for the SC Board of Paralegal Certification. (November, 2017)

Dustin Hayes ’12 is an employer and public relations officer at Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union in Charleston, and recently became a member of the 2018 Board of Directors for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. (February, 2018)

Andrea DeSantis '11, is the assistant director of research at the NC State Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research in Raleigh, NC. She is also a doctoral candidate in Education Policy, Leadership and Human Development at NC State University. Her work centers around community college policy including issues of access, completion and transfer. (November, 2020)

Brittany “Brooks” Graham ‘11 received a M.Ed in Divergent Learning from Francis Marion University in 2015 and is now Assistant Principal at KIPP Jacksonville-Voice Elementary in North Jacksonville, FL. (January, 2018)

Pious Ahuja '10 graduated with a JD/MA (cum laude) from American University's Washington College of Law and is now an Assistant District Attorney for the Domestic Violence Bureau at the Queens (NY) District Attorney’s office. (May, 2019)

Paul “Gordy” Casasco ’10 works as a SEO Lead at Huge, Inc., a full-service digital agency headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. (December, 2017)

Rose Christ ’10 is a government relations professional with Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, LLC in NYC. (November, 2017)

Zachary Craig Hanson ’10 is a global customer experience and product management expert who has worked at two of the world’s premier artificial intelligence companies: Pypestream and IBM Watson. His first book, The Art of Being Artificially Intelligent: A Millennial’s Guide to Faking It Till You Make It, was published in November, 2017. (January, 2018)

Helen Rosko ’10 earned an M.S. in geography at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Clark University. (January, 2018)

Elizabeth Dyar ’06 is co-founder of Native Collaboration, a full-service marketing agency in Richmond, VA. (February, 2018)

Daniel Mroz ’06 is Vice President of Corporate and Institutional Banking in Charleston. (January, 2018)

Colin Robertson ’05 is a Senior Care Advisor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. (Jan.uary, 2018)

Alicia Scherini Hall ’04 is in-house counsel with Entergy, a Fortune 500 company. She is a member of the company’s legal regulatory team based out of Jackson, Mississippi. She sits on the boards of several bar associations, including as the 2017-2018 president of the Jackson Young Lawyers. Alicia and her husband Seth live in the historic Fondren neighborhood of Jackson with their two children. (January, 2018)

Sean Ruff ’00 is a partner at the global law firm of Morrison & Foerster in Washington, DC. (January, 2018)

Harriet Ethridge Selby ’99 works as a Marketing Product Specialist with ABB in Greenville, SC. (January, 2018)

Lindsay Truluck Walker ’99 is a Registered Client Associate at Wells Fargo Advisors in Richmond, VA. (January, 2018)

Elizabeth McCune ’95 received her MBA at the University of Georgia in 2005 and is now the Chief Growth Officer (Global) at Group M in NYC. (December, 2017)

Roland Cruickshank ’94, who graduated with a degree in political science, is the new President of University Methodist Hospital in Memphis. (January, 2018)

Sabrina Moore '91, pursued two certifications after graduating from CofC: a paralegal certification from the American Institute for Paralegal Studies and a project management certificate from the University of North Georgia. She now lives in the metropolitan Atlanta, GA area and works as the manager of business and legal affairs for Comcast Cable. (November, 2020)

John Pearson ’88 is a basketball coach with Porter-Gaud in Charleston and has led the Cyclones to back-to-back state championships for the past two years. (January, 2018)

Legare Clement ’85 is a Scout Executive/Chief Executive Officer for the Coastal Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America. (November, 2017)

Claire Holley ’79 is Executive Director of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA). The NCVMA recently won a Best in the Business award at the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention in Indianapolis for their campaign Love Your Pet. See A Vet. (November, 2017)

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Below are updates received prior to Nov. 2017, which are quite possibly out of date. They are alphabetical within the decade.

2010-2018 Alumni Updates

Hunter Adams (2014) is attending American University's Washington College of Law.

Pious Ahuja (2010) is attending American University Washington College of Law and also pursuing a Masters with the School of International Service since Fall 2012. She interned wit the Navajo Nation Chief Prosecutor's Office and interned at the Human Rights law network in New Delhi, India working on an acid attack case.

Courtney Alexander (2014) is working as a Field Director on U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy’s Campaign for U.S. Senate.

Lauren Avioli (2012) is working as an Environmental Planner, CP & Y, Inc. Completed her Masters of Urban Planning Program at the University of Texas in Austin.

Chantelle Berman (2014) is attending graduate school at IDC Herzliya, Israel for a Masters in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security.

Matthew Boatner (2014) is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.

Seth Bostrom (2013) participated in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) and started attending Law School at the University of Notre Dame in fall of 2014.

Paul Bradley (2013) is attending Georgia Southern pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education with a concentration in Students Services. He is a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Activities.

Jason Byers (2013) is pursuing his PhD at the University of Georgia in American Politics where he will continue his focus on presidential and legislative politics.

Gorday Casasco (2010) is a Search and Social Analyst at MICROS eCommerce in DC.

Alessandra Castillo (2010) Associate Director of Alumni Affairs for the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile. Global MBA Candidate at Tulane University (Freeman School of Business - dual degree with Universidad de Chile).

Peter Catalano (2014) is attending the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University.

Lauren Cemate (2010) is working in Health Care Compliance for Advocate health Care in the Chicago area. Passed Illinois Bar exam in October 2013.

Rose Christ (2010), Advisor in NYC area at Manatt, Phelps & Phillip, LLP.

Carly Clement (2011), Inside Account executive at SHI Corporation. She taught high school math in the Mississippi Delta as part of Teach for America as well.

Emily Clisham (2014) is working as a Sales Representative and Assistant Buyer for Ralph Lauren in New York City. William Coffman (2013) is working as a Litigation Assistant at the Hellman, Yates & Tisdale Law Firm in Charleston, SC.

Elizabeth Conn (2012) is a Program Assistant at the Institute of International education in NY.

Amanda DeVore (2011) is attending law school at the University of South Carolina.

Rylee Dillard (2014) is attending the University of South Carolina School of Law starting Fall 2014 and received a scholarship.

Brian Doheny (2014) is attending the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law starting Fall 2014.

Annie Dupre (2010), Asia Studies intern at Foreign Services Institute.

Tim English (2010), Associate at Graffagnini, LC in San Francisco Bay area.

Kaitlin Fitzgerald (2013) is a Program Manager at The Green Heart Project, a Farm-to-Schools Program in Charleston, SC.

Kaitlin Foran (2014) is working as campaign manager for S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne’s 2014 re-election campaign.

Paige Gamble (2011), is attending Law school at the University of South Carolina.

Christopher Hance (2012) is working for Best Chefs in America as their Digital Media Strategist.

Hannah Harris (2014) is attending Capital University in Columbus, Ohio to obtain a Paralegal Certificate from May 2014 – December 2014.

Sean Hartness (2014) has accepted a teaching position at an English school in Trujillo, Spain.

Erin Hickey (2010), JD Candidate at Charleston School of Law. (graduation expected in 2015)

Caroline Horres (2012) is an Analyst at Crumpton Group in Washington, DC. She graduated from John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies with a Masters Degree in International Economics.

Jordan Howard (2011), is the Finance Associate at Connie Pillich for Treasurer in Ohio.

Rebecca Hughes (2014) is interning with the Center for American Progress starting fall 2014. She plans to earn her J.D. with a specialization in International Human Rights Law.Todd Harwood (2012) ia Peer Support Specialist at Department of Veteran Affairs.

Miriam Kavalerchik (2013) is attending Brooklyn Law School.

Caroline Kenny (2015) is a Digital Producer for CNN Politics, based in the Washington, D.C. bureau. In August 2016, she graduates from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a master's in journalism.

Danya Kiernan (2014) has a fellowship for Summer 2014 with community water solutions in Ghana. Next year she will be part of a teacher’s assistant program in Grenoble, France teaching elementary school students.

Martin Krett (2011), Museum Supervisor, The Phillips Collection in D.C.

Lindsey Kruger (2014) will be teaching English in Thailand for a year through the TEFL program. Upon completion, Lindsey plans on applying to law school.

David Lappin (2013) is attending American University School of Law.

Alyssa Leibman (2012) is attending the University of South Carolina's Ph.D. program in political science.

Michael Licate (2011) is attending Penn State pursuing a Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security.

Hugh McDermott (2012) is a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Ian McKenzie (2013) is attending University of Miami Law School.

Jeri Mintzer (2011) Government Affairs Associate for Smart Growth America.

Ian Moore (2014) will be serving in the Peace Corp starting in January 2015 teaching English and water irrigation in Ecuador.

Caitlin Murphy (2014) is attending Tufts University on a scholarship for the MA program in Art and Museum Studies starting in Fall 2014.

Emily Nellermoe (2012) is attending law school at the University of South Carolina.

Matthew Priester (2013) is attending Graduate School at College of Charleston for his Masters in Public Administration. (Expected graduation 2015)

Elyse Nicole (2012) is attending Georgetown University Nursing School.

Cameron O'Banion (2012) is an Administrative Resident at UF Health. Completed MUSC's master in Health Administration Program.

Iona O'Donnell (2011), Conservation Campaign Manager, CCHQ, graduated from BPP Law School in London, England.

Elizabeth Pappas (2012) is attending law school at Tulane University Law School. (expected graduation 2015)

Kathryn Penry (2011), Legal Assistant Bracewell & Giuliana, LLP.

Bethany Phipps (2014) is moving to Thailand in Fall 2014 to teach English for a year.

Jenny Powell (2014) is working in Portland, ME in community outreach and environmental NGO work.

Helen (Van Wagoner) Rosemont (2007) spent five years with the U.S. Department of State as a Political Officer in the U.S. Forengn Service. She now lives in the United Kingdom and works with the British Red Cross supporting refugees in South East England.

Helen Rosko (2010), GIST Research, Oak Ridge Laboratories. Served in the Peace Corp service as a Water Extension/Sanitation Agent for a rural village, 2 days travel from Bamako, Mali.

Sarah Sheafer (2014) is volunteering for 10 months with the Tikkun Olam (“repairing the world”) program. There, she will be teaching Arab women English and working in community centers with children. She will also be visiting and volunteering with organizations that promote coexistence and peace in the region. Upon completion, Sarah will be attending graduate school to study Peace and Conflict Resolution and Prevention.

Sarah Silberstein (2014) is teaching English in Italy to high school students and living with a host family.

David Skaggs (2012) is a County Services Representative, Charleston County Auditors' Office.

Shana Sue Smith (2014) is attending graduate school at Wilmington University for Elementary Education.

Molly Spence (2010), Education Consultant for Blackbaud.

Matthew Tarpey (2014) is attending the Ph.D. program at the University of Pittsburgh with full funding. There he will study American politics and research methodology.

Allison Terry (2012) is attending the Cleveland Marshal College of Law to pursue Health Law. (expected graduation 2015)

Kelsi Ward (2010), is a Program Specialist - ECA Cultural Programs Division, US Department of State. She completed her Peace Corp service in August 2012. She spent her time in the peace corp working in health promotion, educational advancement and community development in rural Peru.

Nina Wiersma (2014) is attending the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria starting in Fall 2014.

Mallory Wilson (2011), is an Account Executive at CBS radio.

Patrick Wilson (2011), is a Publishing Associate for Eagle Publishing.

Allen Wright (2010), is a Research Assistant at Columbia University pursuing a M.A. in Sociology and Education.

2000-2009 Alumni Updates

Sarah (Harvey) Ali (2008), Program Associate at Palestinian American Research Center (PARC). Masters Degree in Arab Studies Candidate, Georgetown University.

Sherrie Armstrong (2001), Associate with Crowell Moring in D.C

Iana Arsova (2007), production coordinator at Boeing Company.

Ilze (Visocka) Astad (2000), Director of Development for Coastal SC Region for Planned Parenthood.

J. Rhodes Bailey (2003), Associate at Grier, Cox & Cranshaw, LLC, previously a criminal defense attorney at the Richland County Public Defender's Office; JD from the University of South Carolina.

Ryan Beasley (2000), Attorney at Law office of Ryan E. Beasely Sr., in the Greater New Orleans area.

Michael Bender (2000), Corporate Counsel and Director of The InterTech Group, Inc. in North Charleston, SC. Director of Gas Natural Inc., a publicly traded utility company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kenneth Berger (2004), Owner at the Law Office of Kenneth E. Berger.

Wesley Boling (2007), Attorney at Wes A. Boling, Esq. in Los Angeles. Former Associate at DLA Piper LLP in San Diego practicing business and complex litigation; formerly, International Fellow in German Parliament, Masters in Political Science, S.U.N.Y Buffalo.

Robin (Franco) Bromberg (2003), Attorney at Balch & Bingham, LLP in Birmingham Alabama.

Marcy Buckner (2003), Senior Director of State Affairs, National Association of Health Underwriters; former Manager, State Affairs, American Occupational therapy Association; former Legislative Research Analyst, MultiState Associates, Inc. Graduated in May 2007 from New England School of Law.

Olga Chajewski (2003), Assistant Professor, Pathology and Lab medicine, MUSC. Former Pathologist at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Graduated from MUSC College of Medicine in 2007.

Stefanie Christensen (2008), Partnership Coordinator at Moblie Bay Keepers. She completed Master of Science, Rural Sociology in 2013 at Auburn University.

Josh Cockrell (2007), Director, Economic Development at Infinity Global Solutions.

P. Mark Condon (2001), Business Development Manager, Datamyne.

Bryan Cordell (2003), Executive Director, Sustainability Institute, North Charleston.

Rebecca (Lockhart) Ellerton (2008), Employee Experience Specialist, at Blackbaud.

Jared Esselman (2009), Director of State Government, AOPA.

Claire Floore (2008), Associate with Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP in Chicago.

Caroline Fowler (2008) works for EcoVentures International.

Kenny Gardner (2008), is a Business Litigation Associate, Nexsen Pruet; graduated from Charleston School of Law spring 2011.

Will Glasscock (2004), serving in the Peace Corp since April 2012 in rural East Java, Indonesia unitil June 2014. Former Director, Government Relations for the Association for Public Television Stations; Masters in Political Management from GWU.

Nicholas C. Glover (2005), Florida market manager at Gas South and Founder & Chief Operating Officer at Thunkit, LLC.

Robert Going (2003), owns Going Law Firm which focuses on Real Estate Law on Hilton Head Island. He graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008.

Ty Gorman (2006), Senior Energy Rebate Analyst,at Ecova.

Beverly Grainger (2008), Case Manager with the U.S. District Courts-Eastern District of Virginia.

Alicia Scherini Hall (2004), Associate in the Advocacy Department in Jackson, Mississippi law office of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkwitz. Graduated from the Mississippi College School of Law.

Angela Hanyak (2008), Executive Project Assistant at PEC360, a healthcare start up.

Morgan Harrell (2003), Local Government & Economic Development Representative for SCANA.

Courtney Hereford (2009), recently completed a two-year Peace Corp posting in El Salvador and is currently working for the Catholic Church's Director of Programs for the resettlement of immigrants and refugees in the West Virginia area.

Lucas Hitt (2001), Chief, Communications Division, at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Terence M. Hoffman (2004), practicing owner, Terence Hoffman LLC, attorney at law.

Lindsay (Funderburk) Johnson (2009), Associate Attorney, Law Office of M. Brooks Derrick.

Michael Leitman (2004), Economist for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Washington D.C.; graduate of the London School of Economics.

Stephanie Mathis (2006) is a producer - News 13 This Morning with WBTW news 13, a CBS-affiliated television station in Myrtle Beach, SC. She earned her Masters from Florida State University in 2007.

Anne McPhee (2002), Senior Associate with Snyder & Snyder, PA in Florida. J.D. from Law School at Nova Southeastern University in FL and LL.M. in Estate Planning at the University of Miami.

Karen Moldovan (2001) Program Manager for the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault in Denver, CO. She had been in the U.S. Peace Corps in Tonga until June 2009.

Jenny Moser (2007), Attorney and founder, The Moser Law Firm, LLC in Charleston, SC. Graduated from the Charleston School of Law in December, 2009.

Tim Mullins (2004), Attorney/ Advisor at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Billie Murray (2000) Assistant Professor, at Villanova University focused on Rhetoric and Social Justice since 2010. She earned her PhD from UNC Chapel Hill in May 2010.

Tiffany Norton (2009) Events and Media Coordinator and Public Information Officer for the Town of Summerville,SC.

Jeremiah Pope (2003), consultant and founder of J Pope Consulting, LLC.

Brady Quirk-Garvan (2008) is serving as the Chair of the Charleston County Democratic Party.

Helen (Van Wagoner) Rosemont (2007) is a political officer in the U.S. Foreign Service at the Department of State.

Julio Rossington (2003), Attorney and Counselor at Law, Rossington Law Offices, LLC.; JD from University of SC Law School December 2005.

Leah (Still) Schonfeld (2004), Human Resources Director, at the Citadel in Charleston, SC.

Lauren Scott (2004), working for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C.

James M. Shaw (2002), practicing law in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida area.

Sam Spence (2008), Web Editor at Charleston City Paper.

Tara Spicer (2001),Investor and Community Relations, Charleston Regional Development Alliance. She is on the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center Board of Directors as Vice President.

Mike Sturzenbecker (2006), Senior Editor at Fire Protection Publications in Oklahoma City.

Kate Tiller (2007), Learning Specialist for Student Athletes at the College of Charleston. Graduate of the MPA program at the College of Charleston.

Joseph Williams (2003), is a Research Team Leader, Global Risk Group for IW Financial.

Alexander Ziegler (2006), Assistant Solicitor at Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office, Charleston, SC.

1990-1999 Alumni Updates

Erin (Kenneally) Blevins (1994), Administrative Coordinator, Department of Political Science, College of Charleston.

Colleen Condon (1992), Charleston County Council member; Attorney, Condon Law Firm, LLC.

C. Connor Crook (1996) Owner, Law Office of C. Connor Crock. Graduate of UVA law (1999).

Jessica (Clancy) Crowson (1997), is a partner with Rogers, Lewis, Jackson, Mann & Quinn, LLC in Columbia, SC. Jessica’s practice is both litigation and transactional law in the areas of telecommunications, eminent domain, condemnation, property, and contract/ lease negotiations.

Chris Day (1995), Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Charleston.

Ben Evans (1994), Director of Public Affairs & Federal Communications at National Biodiesel Board.

Phillip Ferderigos (1996), Attorney in Charleston for Barnwell Whaley Patterson and Helms.

Brian Freese (1991) Administrative Manager, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, UGA.

Katie Gibson (1993), Director of CGC Operations at Marketing and Recruiting for The Citadel Graduate College.

Rich Harrill (1991), has been named acting director of the University of South Carolina's School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. PhD from Clemson University in 2000.

Tammie C. Hoy (1996), President, together Consulting, Greenville, SC.

Bryan Jameson (1995), Policy Analyst, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.

Catherine LaFond (1993), Attorney, LaFond, LLC. Charleston, SC

Joel Kyle (Varner) Lahm (1995), North Charleston's Mayor's Office on Education, Youth and Family Coordinator.

J. Celeste Lay (1998), Associate Professor in Political Science, Tulane University in New Orleans. Author of A Midwestern Mosaic: Immigration and Political Socialization in Rural America (2012 Temple University Press).

Mark Lisella (1994), President, Lisella Public Affairs, LLC.

Hugh A. MacLean (1992) received a Master of Divinity degree with high distinction from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Shcool of Theology in Brookine, MA in 2012. He is a clergyman of the Greek Orthodox Dioceses of America.

Benjamin Ogletree (1994), Senior Counsel, Proskauer, Rose LP.

Abigail (Edwards) Saunders (1994), Associate Dean of Students at the Charleston School of Law. JD from UNC, Chapel Hill.

Carmen Scott (1996), helps lead Motley Rice's mass tort pharmaceutical litigation, managing complex personal injury and economic recovery damages cases on behalf of victims of medical negligence, harmful prescription drugs and misconduct.

Amanda Smith (1990), RCM Model Manager at MUSC.

Dennis Turner (1998) is a Lieutenant in the Hanahan Police Department. He recently graduated from the FBI national Academy.

Jessica (Driscoll) Whittaker (1997) Attorney , Law offices of Patricia A. McArdle & Associates.

Stephanie Leonard Yarbrough (1995), Attorney with Womble Carlyle in Charleston, SC.

1980-1989 Updates

David Collins (1982), Of Council,Womble Carlyle.

Joe Ferrara, Ph.D. (1982), Chief of Staff for Georgetown Public Policy Institute since July 1, 2012. Formerly Associate Dean at Georgetown University.

Robert Morrow (1987), financial advisor with Carolina Capital Management, was recently recognized by the MetLife Broker Dealer Group for his achievements in the investment industry. Morrow was named to the Inner Circle program, which recognized a select number of professionals for their excellence in the area of client services and investment sales.

Flo Vinson (1982), Practices law in Florence, SC with Folkens Law Firm. Past President of the SC State Bar.

1970-1979 Alumni Updates

James Carroll (1978), was elected in November 2012 to a four year term on Isle of Palms City Council in South Carolina.

Category: Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services

Today is the final day to make a nomination for the SC Bar’s Pro Bono Award. And, if you’re one of my Twitter followers or Tweeps, then you’ve seen this touted for a while, with especial fervor this week. And you may wonder, why the big deal? Good question. Here’s why I think it’s a big deal:So, if you know an attorney, law firm or program that has provided good pro bono service within the...

Today is the final day to make a nomination for the SC Bar’s Pro Bono Award. And, if you’re one of my Twitter followers or Tweeps, then you’ve seen this touted for a while, with especial fervor this week.

And you may wonder, why the big deal? Good question.

Here’s why I think it’s a big deal:

So, if you know an attorney, law firm or program that has provided good pro bono service within the past year, please complete and return the Nomination form. You may just make yourself and someone else feel better. And that’s a good thing, don’t ya think?

-RFW

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Law license suspended for Mount Pleasant attorney accused of obstructing justice

The S.C. Supreme Court has suspended a Mount Pleasant attorney’s law license after she was arrested on suspicion of obstructing justice last month. Melisa White Gay, 55, was arrested in February by the State Law Enforcement Division and charged with a single obstruction count, according to jail and court records. The Supreme Court announced its decision to suspend Gay’s license Wednesday until further order of the court. Her legal practice was placed under receivership and sh...

The S.C. Supreme Court has suspended a Mount Pleasant attorney’s law license after she was arrested on suspicion of obstructing justice last month.

Melisa White Gay, 55, was arrested in February by the State Law Enforcement Division and charged with a single obstruction count, according to jail and court records.

The Supreme Court announced its decision to suspend Gay’s license Wednesday until further order of the court.

Her legal practice was placed under receivership and she was barred from making withdrawals from any of her bank accounts, according to the order. The court-appointed receiver was also given authority to receive Gay’s mail.

Gay’s alleged misconduct stemmed from her representation of Dwayne Walker, a 39-year-old North Charleston resident who was arrested in December by SLED on one count each of cocaine trafficking and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, according to an affidavit.

The attorney called Walker’s girlfriend while she was meeting with her client and told the girlfriend to move cash and paperwork from Walker’s residence, the affidavit said. Gay also told the girlfriend to take the money to one of Walker’s associates, it said.

SLED agents who were with Walker’s girlfriend overheard the conversation, the affidavit said. Gay admitted to making the call and admitted to agents that she knew her instructions amounted to illegal activity.

Her obstruction case is pending in court.