Kathy has tried many cases before judges and juries in South Carolina courts over the last twenty years. Due to the commitments and needs of her young family, she became "of counsel" with Clawson & Staubes in 2003. She currently practices only as a Guardian ad Litem in custody cases. She is passionate about protecting the best interests of children.
After clerking for the Hon. William T. Howell of Walterboro from 1990-1991 (on the Circuit Court bench), Kathy joined the Berkeley County Solicitor’s office in 1991 where she tried cases ranging from driving under the influence to criminal sexual conduct and murder. She joined Clawson & Staubes in 1995.
Kathy is married and lives in Mt. Pleasant with her husband Carlton and four children. She is a charter member in a group of mothers who have children with autism and is a co-founder of Camp Learning Fun (a camp for children with autism and typical peers). She is a past member of the Board of Trustees for YMCA and the Board of Trustees for Porter-Gaud School. She enjoys gardening, cooking, flower arranging, and writing.
- South Carolina, 1990
- University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Arts, 1987
- University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor, 1990
Honors and Awards
- Double major English/French, music minor, honors from South Carolina College, 1987
- Associate Justice, Moot Court Bar, 1990
- Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished Rating, 2019
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Charleston County Bar
- South Carolina Women Lawyer's Association
- Trying cases for a jury, 2001
- Guardian ad Litem work with special needs children, 2014
- Certificates for GAL service current