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School of Law


M. Christine "Tena" Hardee

Title: Resource Attorney
Department: Children's Law Center
School of Law
Phone: 803-777-1090

1600 Hampton Street, Suite 502
Columbia, SC 29208


Christine ‘Tena’ Hardee is a Resource Attorney with the Children’s Law Center where she provides training and technical assistance for the Center’s Court Improvement Projects. She also practices Family Law in Columbia where she focuses mainly on child custody issues. Prior to joining the Children’s Law Center, she served as Staff Attorney for the South Carolina Department of Social Services, Office of Child Support Enforcement and as an Attorney for the Richland County Public Defender’s Office. She earned her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law and B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina. 


  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, University of South Carolina

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