Jeanmarie Tankersley

Jeanmarie Tankersley

Licensed in SC

Office: (864) 546-4393
Location: Greenville

Jeanmarie attended the College of Charleston for her undergraduate studies where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in History and minors in both Psychology and Political Science. Jeanmarie then attended the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2012. While there, she served as the Student Bar Association President, the Executive Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, and the President of the Public Interest Law Council.

Upon graduation, Jeanmarie served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Roger W. Dunaway, Jr. and Judge Harold A. Hinesley in the Superior Court of Georgia. Following her clerkship, Jeanmarie began her career as a civil defense litigator. Jeanmarie has spent a number of years working in general litigation, but focuses primarily on personal injury, premises liability, products liability, insurance coverage, and construction cases.

Outside of her legal practice, Jeanmarie spends time working with the Junior League of Greenville and the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog, Isabelle, traveling, and cheering on the Gamecocks.

  • Georgia, 2012
  • South Carolina, 2013
  • U. S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2013
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2014
  • U. S. Supreme Court, 2019
  • U. S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2020
  • College of Charleston, Bachelor of Art, History, summa cum laude, 2009
  • University of Georgia School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2012
  • American Federation of Women’s History Prize Award, 2009 (College of Charleston)
  • Student Bar President, 2012 (University of Georgia School of Law)
  • Journal of Intellectual Property, Executive Editor (University of Georgia School of Law)
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division Star of the Quarter, 2016
  • Clyburn Fellow, 2017
  • Super Lawyer, Rising Star 2018-2022
  • Greenville Business Magazine
    • Legal Elite, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
    • Best and Brightest Under 35, 2020
  • Leadership Greenville, Class 46
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Secretary/Treasurer, 2019
    • YLD Special Olympics Committee Chair, 2014-2018
    • YLD BRIDGE Committee Chair, 2018-Present
    • YLD Secretary/Treasurer, 2019
    • YLD President-Elect, 2020
    • YLD President, 2021-2022
    • House of Delegates member, 2021-2022
    • Board of Governors member, 2020-2021
  • Greenville County Bar Association
    • Public Relations/Newsletter Editor, 2019-2021
    • Treasurer, 2021-2022
  • DRI
    • Vice Chair of the Young Lawyers Supreme Court Committee, 2018-2019
    • Chair of the Young Lawyers Supreme Court Committee, 2019-2022
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
    • Emerging Leader, 2018
  • Haynsworth Perry Inn of Court
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • College of Charleston Alumni Board of Directors, 2018-2020
  • College of Charleston Alumni
    • Upstate Chapter President
  • Junior League of Greenville
  • “Leadership in the Bar” South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy, 2021 (Presenter)
  • “What Do You Do When? Various Day-to-Day Ethical Challenges with Opposing Counsel, the Client, or the Court” Haynsworth-Perry Inn of Court, Greenville, SC, 2020 (Panelist)
  • “Practicing in the Era of Social Distancing” South Carolina Bar Webinar, 2020 (Presenter)

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