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Member Spotlight: Stacy Thompson, Co-Chair, South Carolina Bar Solo & Small Firm Section


Meet Chair-elect Stacy Thompson, a partner with Bluestein, Thompson & Sullivan, LLC, in Columbia, SC, practicing primarily social security disability law since graduating from USC School of Law and the Darla Moore School of Business (MIBS, Portuguese track) in 2000. 

Here’s Stacy’s story:

Although I truly enjoy my work, and in particular my clients and the people I work with, spending time with family (of the human and furry kind) is vital to me.  My local adventures, including supporting my Gamecocks in all sports, and time at home with my rescue mutt give me much-needed respites from the practice of law and the responsibility that comes with being a small business owner.  However, I blame my mother (don’t we all) for starting a tradition that has truly altered my overall perspective about what truly matters...

About 7 years ago, my mother received her Medicare card in the mail and decided that she needed to fulfill a life-long dream of hers – to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.  She trained and prepared for the next six months and ultimately conquered that peak – 19,341 feet to Uhuru summit and the Rooftop of Africa.  I thought she was a little crazy at the time, but was inspired by her experience and asked to join her on the next climb.  After that first trip to Machu Picchu, we continued with annual hikes, stomping (and laughing) through the Swiss Alps, the Canadian Rockies, Death Valley, the Julian Alps (Slovenia) and across England.  One of our greatest physical challenges together was to the base camp of Mt. Everest/Kalapathar (18,192 feet) and in January 2018, I followed in Mom’s footsteps and climbed Kilimanjaro as well.  Needless to say, you learn a lot about yourself when climbing straight up a path in the dark at 19,000 feet, but the sense of accomplishment at the end makes every struggling breath worth it!  The memories made on every trail and in every country Mom and I have ventured to in the past seven years are priceless in so many ways and we will keep living by the mantra “Find Joy in the Journey” as our bucket list continues to grow!

Just Two Days Left for Early Bird Price


The Law Practice Management and Technology for the Small Firm seminar will be held June 22, but the great early bird price of $125 (you must be a member of the Solo & Small Firm Section) is over at the midnight, Friday, June 8.

Section members can still attend for a mere $175 after that. Special speaker Ellen Freedman will lead sessions on Getting Paid, The Paperless Office, and Ethical Marketing on a Budget. ABA best-selling author, David Maxfield, will share tips from his book, The Lean Law Firm, and national cybersecurity expert Tim Mullen will help you prepare your firm against cybersecurity attacks. Lunch is included in the price. Come network with your fellow lawyers at this one of a kind event, or join the live Webcast from your own computer.

Not a member of the Section? Join by contacting Emily Worley or visit for details on joining.

Don’t miss the Solo & Small Firm Half-Price Seminar


Become a member of the Solo & Small Firm Section and take part in the Law Practice Management and Technology for the Small Firm seminar on June 22 for half off the registration price. Topics include the paperless office, cybersecurity and marketing. A networking lunch is included. Membership in the Section is just $20 and includes access to the Section’s popular listserv. For information on how to join the Section, go to or contact Emily Worley at Register for the conference (live or webcast) online.

2016 Solo and Small Firm Section Award Winner Announced


Jenkinson, Jarrett & Kellahan, PA of Kingstree was awarded the 2016 Solo and Small Firm Section Award during the Bar’s LPM-TECH Conference on Friday, Sept. 16, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The firm was recognized for its outstanding service to the community during the October floods as well as its continued involvement in Bar programs and leadership positions. Members of the firm include Ernest J. Jarrett, W.E. Jenkinson III, Jennifer R. Kellahan, W. Evan Reynolds and J. Thomas Thompson. Read more on the Bar's website.

[caption id="attachment_1757" align="aligncenter" width="440"]p7417 Pictured in photo from left to right: W. Evan Reynolds, W.E. (Billy) Jenkinson, III, Ernest (Ernie) J. Jarrett, Jennifer R. Kellahan, J. Thomas (Tom) Thompson, (attorneys from Jenkinson, Jarrett & Kellahan, P.A.) David Wyatt, Solo and Small Firm Section Chair------Photo by John Mann Event Photography[/caption]


Elections for South Carolina Bar SSF Council


Don't forget, if you are a member of the Solo & Small Firm Section, now is your chance to serve on the nine-person council! Please fill out the online ballot here. You must be a member of the section to be eligible to run for the council. More details are available on the ballot and on the section’s web page: The deadline is Jan. 30. If you have questions, please contact Courtney Kennaday at or Emily Worley at