Marybeth has spent her legal career fighting to protect people’s civil rights as a criminal defense attorney and has now expanded her practice to include protecting employees’ rights from unscrupulous employers. She has dedicated her career to fighting for the underdog.
Marybeth received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina in 1993, and started her legal career working as a public defender in New York City with the Legal Aid Society. During that time she represented hundreds of clients in jury trials, suppression hearings, guilty pleas and grand jury proceedings
In 2007, Marybeth worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the Ninth Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Charleston, SC. Serving in that position, she managed a demanding caseload and was named Statewide Public Defender of the Year in 2009. In 2011 Marybeth opened a boutique law firm specializing in overtime violations and criminal law. She was recently voted one of the best attorneys in Mount Pleasant by Mount Pleasant Magazine.
Originally from Irmo, South Carolina, Marybeth graduated from Irmo High School. She received her BA in economics from Fairfield University and worked briefly for Citibank in New York before changing direction and attending law school at the University of South Carolina.
South Carolina Bar 1993
New York Bar 1996
U.S. District Court
District of South Carolina 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals
Fourth Circuit 2012
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
South Carolina Women’s Lawyers Association
Charleston County Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Bachelor of Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
Juris Doctorate, University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
1998 National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute