Please join us in congratulating Jeanmarie Tankersley from our Greenville office on being named South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division President. Jeanmarie was sworn in during the virtual Annual Assembly on Thursday, May 6th.
The Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar is comprised of members of the South Carolina Bar in good standing under the age of 36 years old, or those admitted to the South Carolina Bar as their first bar within the past five years. More information about the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division can be found here.
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.
Jenny Barwick – Criminal and Family
Austin Hood – Insurance
Amy Snyder – Government and Insurance
Patrick “Trey” Still – Insurance and Personal Injury
Jeanmarie Tankersley – Construction, Consumer & Retail, Insurance and Workers’ Compensation
Legal Elite of South Carolina is an annual list complied through peer nominations and includes attorneys from 26 legal practice areas from across the state of South Carolina.
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/
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