Clawson and Staubes, LLC congratulates Jeanmarie Tankersley, who was selected as a 2020 Best & Brightest 35 and Under honoree by Greenville Business Magazine.
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.
Barbara Seymour spoke in the Lawyers’ Standing Against Racial Injustice Protest on June 4th in Columbia, South Carolina. We’re proud of her for supporting the organizers of the event, and the call to action she shared: “I will end with a challenge to every South Carolina lawyer to no longer use complexity and detail as an excuse and to exercise your privilege. The privilege I am talking about is the privilege that comes with that law license hanging on your wall. The privilege you have to speak for others with authority and conviction. The privilege you have to mingle with people of power and influence. The privilege you have to understand and interpret the law. The privilege you have to speak the language of the Constitution. And the privilege you have because you are a South Carolina lawyer who has a special responsibility for the quality of justice.”
For a transcript of the entire speech please follow: www.linkedin.com/pulse/quality-justice-barbara-seymour/
Attorney Mike Leech presented at the Pitt County Courthouse a portrait to honor the service of his father, Honorable Judge David Leech.
Attorney Jeanmarie Tankersley has been selected as one of 62 participants in the Greenville Chamber’s 46th class.
Leadership Greenville is a 10-month leadership program designed to develop informed, committed and qualified leaders for the county. The program creates opportunities for participants to learn about the issues affecting the area and motivates participants to be actively engaged in the community.
“We are excited that Jeanmarie was selected to participate in Leadership Greenville,” said Trey Still, managing partner of the firm’s Greenville office. “She is very involved in the community and this program will expand her opportunities for future involvement.”
Participants in the program are selected based on a thorough application process. Since 1973, the program has graduated more than 2000 alumni, many of which have served in key leadership positions in the community.
Working in the firm’s Greenville office, Tankersley focuses her practice in the areas of personal injury defense, government liability, and general civil defense litigation.
Read more about Jeanmarie: cslaw.com/jtankersley
Read more about Leadership Greenville: greenvillechamber.org/leadership/leadership-greenville/