Jenna M. Williams
Family Law Attorney

"When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, looks for stars."

- Unknown

Biography

Ms. Williams was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. After high school, she attended the University of Florida, on full academic scholarship, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a minor in Mass Communications. During her time at the University of Florida, Ms. Williams was a member of the UF student chapter of the American Mock Trial Association, a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Mock Trial Team, and a member of Kappa Delta sorority.

After college, Ms. Williams relocated to Columbia, South Carolina and received her law degree at the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, she developed a passion for child advocacy and custody related matters. She gained valuable experience in this area by working as a legal research assistant for Professor Marcia Zug, head of the Domestic Law Department, and serving as a Guardian ad litem for the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA). In addition, throughout law school and after graduation, Ms. Williams worked as a law clerk for Pincus Family Law. She had the pleasure of working directly with the firm’s founding partner, the Honorable Monét Pincus, who now sits as an at-large judge for the South Carolina Family Courts. Ms. Williams also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Graham C. Mullen of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina and earned the esteemed CALI Award for achieving the highest grade in Wills, Trusts, and Estates.

In her spare time, Ms. Williams is an avid runner and has completed several marathons, including the Los Angeles and San Diego marathons. She has yet to cross the finish line in time to qualify for the Boston Marathon, but hopes to achieve this life long goal in the near future!



Education

J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2012

CALI Award- Wills, Trusts and Estates
Guardian ad litem, Court Appointed Special Advocates
Children’s Advocacy Law Society
USC School of Law Mock Trial Competition
J. Woodrow Lewis Moot Court Competition
Kate Bockman Moot Court Competition

B.S., Business, University of Florida, 2008

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, full-tuition academic scholarship
American Mock Trial Association- UF Student Chapter
Phi Alpha Delta, Pre-Law Fraternity, Mock Trial Team
Kappa Delta Sorority

Bar Admissions

North Carolina, 2012
South Carolina, 2013

Experience

Pro Bono Activities

Council for Children’s Rights, volunteer attorney

Affiliations

North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
Mecklenburg County Bar, Young Lawyers Division
Mecklenburg County Bar, Family Law Section
South Carolina Bar Association


Fraternities/Sororities
Kappa Delta Sorority