SaundersMeet South Carolina Injury Attorney Ranee Saunders

After spending most of her childhood in Conway, South Carolina, Ranee attended high school at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware. She returned to South Carolina for her undergraduate degree and graduated with honors from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina with a degree in Spanish and drawing. Adventure brought her to Fort Collins, Colorado, where she lived for several years before deciding to return to South Carolina for law school. Prior to starting her studies, she was fortunate to work as the administrative assistant for the Honorable Kaye G. Hearn, who at the time was the Chief Judge for the South Carolina Court of Appeals. Upon completion of her degree at the South Carolina School of Law, she returned to clerk for now-Justice Hearn at the Supreme Court of South Carolina. Ranee delighted in the opportunity to clerk for almost five years before accepting a position at the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Division. Ultimately, Ranee refocused her legal energies on redressing the injuries of those who have suffered unjustly, and began her work as a plaintiffs’ attorney at the Mount Pleasant office of McGowan, Hood and Felder, LLC.

Ranee still makes time for beach sunrises, competitive running, playing with her daughter, balancing on her hands, and various creative endeavors. She is a member of Circular Congregational Church and volunteers teaching yoga at a Title I elementary school in Charleston.

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law, May 2011
    • Order of the Wig and Robe
    • South Carolina Law Review, Articles Editor, Volume 62; Editorial Staff, Volume 61
  • B.A., cum laude, University of South Carolina Honors College, August 2000
    • Major: Spanish; Minor: Studio Art with Drawing Concentration
    • Studied in Seville, Spain at the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies: Fall 2000
    • Honors Thesis: Bare Bones: An Investigation of the Human Form Through Skeletal Drawing

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Ranee Saunders, Note, If I Told You Then I’d Have to Kill You: The Standard for Discovery of Trade Secrets in South Carolina, 61 S.C. L. Rev. 717 (2010), as cited in Hartsock v. Goodyear Dunlop Tires N. Am. Ltd, No. 16-1172, 2016 WL 6958446 (4th Cir. Nov. 29, 2016)
  • Jean Hoefer Toal, et al., Appellate Practice in South Carolina (3d ed. 2016) (on Editorial Board)