The COVID-19 crisis is revealing the selfishness of the anti-vaxxer movement

March 23, 2020

I’ve never had much tolerance for most of the anti-vaccination parents I encounter practicing child custody law. Not only are their views on vaccinations anti-science

Representing witnesses of current family court clients

March 5, 2017

A few times every year a witness in a current family court case will ask me to represent him or her in a family court

Disciplinary opinion clarifies rules on records subpoenas in family court

November 16, 2016

#79 on my November 14, 2011 list of “One hundred things I don’t know about South Carolina family law,” reads, “Can one issue subpoenas duces

Can judges stop attorneys from communicating their rulings to litigants?

August 28, 2014

I occasionally see or hear of family court judges issuing instructions for orders but asking attorneys not to reveal their ruling to their clients until

Courtesy copying clients on emails

August 26, 2014

Fellow attorneys often ask me why I courtesy copy my clients on almost all emails. Evidently it is not a uniform practice. However there are

Family court attorney gets public reprimand for inaccurate client affidavit

July 2, 2014

In what should put chills in my fellow family law attorneys’ spines, on July 2, 2014, a South Carolina family law attorney was publicly reprimanded

Is habitual and flaunted jaywalking “conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice”

February 5, 2013

Recently South Carolina’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) has taken action against attorneys for their activities outside the context of actual cases if these acts

Caught between Scylla and Charybdis

January 25, 2013

Two years ago, in  In the Matter of Anonymous Member of the South Carolina Bar, 392 S.C. 328, 709 S.E.2d 633 (2011), an attorney was