Overview

I am an employment and labor law attorney in Columbia, and I concentrate my practice on advising businesses on employment law matters — including ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, and Title VII compliance — and representing companies in civil litigation in both state and federal courts. I also advise federal contractors on their legal compliance responsibilities.

Before joining Nexsen Pruet, I served as a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph F. Anderson Jr., U.S. District Judge, District of South Carolina, Columbia Division. As a judicial law clerk, I worked on several matters relevant to my practice, including complex civil litigation and on whistleblower cases brought under the False Claims Act. During my clerkship, I had the honor of drafting two opinions for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals while Judge Anderson was sitting by designation.

Before beginning my law career, I was business editor of The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, from July 2006 to January 2010. In that capacity, I guided business news coverage for the daily newspaper, a monthly business magazine, and two weekly business sections, supervising and editing a staff of reporters.

Reflecting my belief that it’s important to be involved in the community, I work as a volunteer in the local school district and for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and while an editor for The State, I was coordinator of the “20 Under 40” Leadership Program.

I earned my law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, cum laude, where I was a member of the Order of the Wig and Robe and the Order of the Coif, and my undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Journalism.

Outside Nexsen Pruet

As a child, one of my favorite parts of the day was when my brother and I cuddled up next to our mom or dad for a bedtime story. What made the experience so memorable was that it was evident that our parents very much enjoyed reading out loud to us. Listening to their voices telling us stories about magical lands and heroic fairy tale characters made us want to learn how to read. I can still remember finishing my first chapter book by myself sitting in the backseat of our family car as my parents were driving us to a vacation destination. Now, my husband and I share these moments with our two young daughters and both of them have developed a love of books and reading. To help pass this on to other young children in the community, I am a volunteer in public school in Richland County School District 1. As I help young students learn how to read, I also read out loud to convey my joy of reading like my parents did to me.

A native of Sweden, I first came to the United States as a child when my dad's work at Exxon moved the family to the New York City area for a few years. After high school, I came back to the United States to go to college and I met my husband. Nowadays, we live in an old wooden house in downtown Columbia with our two daughters. With family in both the United States and Sweden, we raise our girls as bilingual to help them stay connected to their roots.

Recognitions

  • CALI Awards - Legal Writing I and II, Advanced Legal Writing, Torts II, Products Liability and Sustainable Business.
  • "Legal Elite of the Midlands" - International Law

Media

  • "Safety and Health Updates," Nexsen Pruet's Employment Law Certificate Series Webinar - June 12, 2019

News

Admissions

  • South Carolina Bar
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