Local attorneys to lead Bar Foundation

  • Tuesday, June 24, 2014



The South Carolina Bar Foundation is proud to announce that Charleston attorneys Elaine H. Fowler and Marie-Louise Ramsdale will assume the offices of president and president-elect beginning July 1. As officers, Fowler and Ramsdale will be working with the Bar Foundation to advance justice to all South Carolina citizens through the programs and services offered by the nonprofit's 19 grant organizations.

Fowler is an attorney with Turner, Padget, Graham and Laney, PA where she has spent her entire legal career. Named to the list of Best Lawyers in America in the area of real estate for the last six years, Fowler currently serves on the board of directors of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance and has served on its executive committee, in addition to other community and charitable activities. She has received various awards from her peers including the American Judicature Society Special Merit Citation for her contributions to the justice system while serving as the first female president of the South Carolina Bar and the Platinum Compleat Lawyer Award by the South Carolina School of Law Alumni Association.

Ramsdale is the principal lawyer of the Ramsdale Law Firm, LLC, in Mount Pleasant. With her BA from the University of South Carolina and her JD from Harvard Law School, she practices solely in the area of family law. Ramsdale has a wide range of experience in serving nonprofits including past leadership of City Year Columbia and South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness. She is a member of the House of Delegates and serves as a volunteer for fee dispute resolution issues. In the community, Ramsdale is on the board of the Charleston Stage.

To learn more about the South Carolina Bar Foundation and the work of its grant organizations, please visit www.scbarfoundation.org.

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