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Law Alumni Council

The Law Alumni Council is comprised of up to 40 members to serve as advocates and promote the Law School as an institution of service to its students, the legal community, the judiciary, and the general public.


Governing board of the Law Alumni Association; advises the Dean of the Law School on matters related to career strategy, admissions, reputation of the Law School, curriculum, alumni relations, and fundraising.


The Law Alumni Council members are listed in alphabetical order, except for the President. 

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    Alysja S. Carlisle '15, President

    Belk, Inc. – Charlotte, NC

  • Ward Bradley

    James E. "Ward" Bradley '93

    Moore Taylor – Columbia, SC

  • Trey Branham

    Charles "Trey" W. Branham III '99

    Dean Omar Branham Shirley  Dallas, TX

  • Jim Brogdon

    James "Jim" E. Brogdon, Jr. '77

    Whetstone, Perkins & Fulda, LLC - Pinopolis, SC

  • Bev Carroll

    Beverly "Bev" A. Carroll '81

    Morton & Gettys  Rock Hill, SC

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    Molly H. Craig '94

    Hood Law Firm, L.L.C.  Charleston, SC

  • David Dukes

    David E. Dukes '84

    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP  Columbia, SC

  • Curtis Elliott

    W. Curtis Elliott, Jr. '77, '80 JD

    Culp Elliott & Carpenter, P.L.L.C  Charlotte, NC

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    Ann E. Rice Ervin '06, '09 JD

    Motley Rice, LLC  Charleston, SC

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    Donnie Fowler '93

    Tech4America  San Francisco, CA

  • Allan From

    I. Allan From '75

    Howard, Stallings, From, Atkins, Angell & David, P.A.  Raleigh, NC

  • Ben Garren

    C. Benjamin "Ben" Garren, Jr. '87

    Retired  Atlanta, GA

  • Robert Goings

    Robert Goings '06

    Goings Law Firm, LLC  Columbia, SC

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    Amy L. B. Hill '00

    Richardson, Thomas, Haltiwanger, Moore & Lewis – Columbia, SC

  • George Jurch

    George R. Jurch III '93

    Continental Automotive  Charlotte, NC

  • Mike Kelly

    Michael "Mike" Kelly '74, '77 JD

    Mike Kelly Law Group  Columbia, SC

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    Luke Kissam '89

    Albermarle Corporation  Charlotte, NC

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    Stephen W. Long '06

    Baker McKenzie  Dallas, TX

  • Elizabeth Mannion

    Elizabeth R. Mannion '08

    Santander U.S.  New York, NY

  • Jack McKenzie

    John "Jack" McKenzie '98

    McDonald, McKenzie, Rubin, Miller & Lybrand, L.L.P.  Columbia, SC

  • Theile McVey

    Theile B. McVey '00

    Kassell McVey  Columbia, SC

  • Scott Moise

    E. Scott Moise '74, '89 JD

    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP  Charleston, SC

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    Billy Moore '80, '83 JD

    Moore & VanAllen  Charlotte, NC

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    Veleka Peeples-Dyer '96

    Baker McKenzie  Washington, DC

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    A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. '89

    4th District Court of Appeals  Greenville, SC

  • Matthew Roberts

    Matthew B. Roberts '90, '95 JD

    Nexsen Pruet Board of Directors  Columbia, SC

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    David M. Ross '88, '91 JD

    SC Department of Juvenile Justice  Columbia, SC

  • Dan Sanders

    Daniel "Dan" S. Sanders, Jr. '89

    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP  Greenville, SC

  • Justin Thornton

    Justin A. Thornton '77

    Law Offices of Justin Thornton  Washington, DC

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    Ethan Ware '86

    Williams Mullen  Columbia, SC

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    Bradish "Brad" Waring '75, '78 JD

    Butler Snow  Charleston, SC

  • Cal Watson

    Cal Watson '87

    Robinson Gray  Columbia, SC

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    E. Ryan Whicker '10

    Whicker Law Office – Greenville, SC

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    Valerie P. Williams '91, '94 JD

    Michelin North America, Inc. –Greenville, SC

  • Sheila Willis

    Sheila M. Willis '05, '11 JD

    Fisher Phillips – Columbia, SC

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    Margaret M. Witten '85

    Retired – Atlanta, GA 

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