Shannon Till Poteat

Shannon Till Poteat practices in the firm's Columbia, South Carolina office. She earned her B.A. from Emory University in 1990 and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1993, where she served as Articles Editor of the South Carolina Environmental Law Journal and as a staff member of the American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal. Shannon was also a member of the Order of Wig and Robe and a recipient of the John Holland Scholarship and an American Jurisprudence Award for Remedies.

She co-authored The Law of Workers' Compensation in South Carolina, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Editions and is a member of the Richland County and South Carolina Bar Associations as well as the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Association. She has been named for inclusion in the 2007-2019 editions of U.S. News Best Lawyers in the area of Workers' Compensation Law. Shannon holds an AV Preeminent rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell indicating the highest level of ethical and professional excellence.

After living in seven states while the family travelled because of her father’s duty stations in the U.S. Navy, Shannon moved back to South Carolina at the age of nine when her parents took over the family dairy farm in Orangeburg County, Embeford Farm. Growing up on a farm instilled a love of farming and nature. She and her husband Chad have three daughters, Leigh, Lane and Summers who all travel to the farm to work when needed. She is also a member of the Fort Jackson Riding Association, a co-op that manages the horse stables at Fort Jackson and in her free time this is where she can be found with her two horses, Sissy and Woodrow.    



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