Congratulations Jeanmarie Tankersley, selected as a 2020 Best & Brightest
Now in its 26th year, the program recognizes the city’s young leaders for their professional and community contributions. Honorees are selected based on professional achievements, community service and educational backgrounds.
Bio: Both sides of my family have been in Greenville for generations, so even when I wasn’t living here, Greenville has always been home. After studying history at the College of Charleston and law at the University of Georgia, I moved back to Greenville in 2013 to practice law. I’m a partner at Clawson and Staubes where I focus on civil defense litigation. I believe that the law is a noble profession, and nowhere is that more evident than the South Carolina and Greenville Bars.
As president-elect of the South Carolina Young Lawyers and public relations chair for the Greenville Bar, I get to see firsthand all the incredible work lawyers do in our communities across the state. Through my involvement in Leadership Greenville Class 46, Junior League, CofC’s Upstate Chapter, my role as a board member for PMAC and my time spent as the Voter Protection Chair for the GCDP, I have worked with and learned from so many dedicated people and organizations that serve our home in unique ways. I am proud of who we are and what Greenville continues to become.
What is your favorite quote? “I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.” – Whitman
Who was your most influential mentor? My grandfather, John Johnston
What advice would you give your 18-year-old self? Save more money; school is expensive.