Kathy R. Schillaci has been an integral part of the firm for over a decade concentrating in the areas of criminal and civil litigation. She has appeared and argued before the South Carolina Supreme Court, South Carolina Court of Appeals, federal court, administrative courts, and all levels of our state civil and criminal courts. Before joining the firm in 2005, Kathy R. Schillaci practiced as an associate at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP where she concentrated in pharmaceutical, premises liability, and general defense litigation. Ms. Schillaci is committed to effective and reasoned problem solving. She is dedicated to compassionate representation of her clients and is sensitive to the pressures and stresses of criminal accusations and civil litigation. She holds an “AV” pre-eminent peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell.
Ms. Schillaci received her JD with honors from the University of Arkansas School of Law. While in law school, she received the Donald J. Adams Memorial Scholarship for Trial Advocacy, was elected and served as Vice Chair of the Board of Advocates, served as a pupil in the W.B. Putnam American Inn of Court, and had the honor of being a finalist and receiving individual praise at the National Vanderbilt First Amendment Moot Court Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, a competition involving a field of 36 law schools from across the country.
Since July 2004, she has volunteered with the Palmetto Innocence Project and has spoken at community and legal events on the topic of wrongful conviction and criminal law. She serves on the South Carolina Bar’s Wellness Committee and is a volunteer for the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee.
Ms. Schillaci is a member of the South Carolina and Richland County Bar Associations. Ms. Schillaci has served in the past as the Fifteenth Circuit Representative for the South Carolina Bar’s Young Lawyer’s Division and on community boards.