Tanya A. Gee focuses her practice on appellate law and business litigation.
She served as Chief Staff Attorney and Clerk of Court for the South Carolina Court of Appeals. In those roles, she supervised and trained attorneys and administered the state's intermediate appellate court consisting of nine active judges, one retired judge, their chambers, the staff attorneys' office, the docketing office, and all support personnel.
She began her career as law clerk to Chief Judge Kaye G. Hearn, now of the South Carolina Supreme Court. Ms. Gee also served as a temporary law clerk for Judge C. Tolbert Goolsby while he sat on the trial bench as a special circuit court judge. A frequent lecturer on South Carolina legal trends, she has twice presented the annual civil law update to the appellate court judges, circuit court judges, and their law clerks at the South Carolina judicial conference.
Ms. Gee is one of only two attorneys who has been awarded both the Bronze and Silver Compleat Lawyer Awards from the U.S.C. Law School Alumni Association. She was also named to The State newspaper's "20 Under 40" class in 2010.
She earned an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Winthrop University and a law degree, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While there, she was a member of the Order of Wig and Robe, the Associate Students Works Editor for the South Carolina Law Review, the President of the USC Law Pro Bono Board, and the President of the Public Interest Law Society.
Ms. Gee blogs regularly about the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, South Carolina legal issues, Oral Advocacy, Legal Writing and more. The blog is called Noticing Appeals: Abusing our discretion one post at a time.
· Named among The State newspaper's "20 Under 40," 2010
· U.S.C. Law School Alumni Association, Bronze and Silver Compleat Lawyer Awards, 2009
· SC Lawyers Weekly, Leaders in Law Award, 2009
· Author of the Law Clerk and Staff Attorney Manual and previous editor for the Standard of Review Outline for the South Carolina Court of Appeals
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Civic & Professional Memberships
· Liberty Fellowship Class of 2012, Member
· John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court
· Richland County Young Lawyer's Division, Book Drive and Kid's ID Project, Event Chair
· Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Member