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E brichardson@robinsongray.com

P (803) 231-7819
F (803) 231-7861
Beth is tenacious and a rigorous thinker. Her practice focuses on business disputes of all kinds, in courtroom and arbitration settings, including FINRA. Beth’s clients include publicly traded and private companies and their officers and employees operating in a wide array of industries such as real estate development, insurance, energy and utility, restaurant and retail, financial investing, and health care. Beth’s litigation experience also includes trust and estate work, and appellate advocacy, particularly in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She has handled successful appeals of cases involving issues of first impression and divided authorities. Beth also regularly assists other lawyers in ethics matters.

Before joining the firm in 2013, Beth served as an adjunct professor in Advanced Legal Writing at the University of South Carolina School of Law and was an associate for five years at a BigLaw firm. Beth completed judicial clerkships in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. She received her law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review and was the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Graduate. Her undergraduate degree is from Duke University.
  • South Carolina Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Washington University Law School in St. Louis, J.D. (2001)
    • Editor-in-chief , Washington University Law Quarterly (May 2000-2001)
    • Law Merit Scholarship (1999-2001)
    • Honors Scholar Award (1999-2000)
  • Duke University, B.A. in Women’s Studies (1997)
    • President, Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity
  • The Honorable Henry Michael Herlong, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina (June-August 2005)
  • The Honorable William B. Traxler, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2004-2005)
  • The Honorable Cameron McGowan Currie, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina (2001-2003)
  • American Bar Association
    • Former Chair, Young Lawyers Division Women in the Profession Committee (2004-2005)
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Vice Chair, South Carolina Chapter
  • Historic Columbia
    • Historic Real Estate Committee (November 2017-Present)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
    • District Court Advisory Committee
  • South Carolina “Super Lawyer”
    • Business Litigation (2017-2018)
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Honoree (2017)
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Graduate (2001)
  • 20 Years Strong Service Project:  From Schoolhouse to Courthouse (2016, 2017)
  • Central Carolina Community Foundation
    • Board of Trustees (2016-Present)
    • Vice Chair, Education Committee
  • East Point Academy
    • Vice Chair, Board of Directors (2013-2016)
    • Homeroom Parent (2013-2014)
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Junior League of Columbia (2004-Present)
  • Montessori School of Columbia 30th Anniversary Celebration and Auction
    • Former Chair (2014)
  • New Morning Foundation
    • Chair, Board of Directors (2009-Present)
  • One Columbia for Arts and History Volunteer (2011-2012, 2013-2014)
  • South Carolina Attorney General’s Office Criminal Domestic Violence Prosecution Program (2007-2008)
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention Legislative Ad Hoc Oversight (2008)
  • University Hill Neighborhood Association
    • Secretary (2014-2016)
  • USMC Mud Run (April 2012)
  • Women’s Right and Empowerment Network (WREN)
    • Board of Directors (2016-Present)
  • Yoga Teacher, City Yoga, Columbia, SC (2010-Present)