Meet Carrie Warner
Dedicated to Seeking Justice & Equality for All Families & Individuals
in South Carolina
A proven trial lawyer with an aggressive, yet practical approach, Ms. Warner
is known for her ability to successfully litigate complex cases. She was
part of the
legal team that made history in 2014 when their clients prevailed on their challenge to South Carolina's
ban on same-sex marriage, with the ultimate decision made by the U.S.
A committed advocate for her clients' best interest, Ms. Warner brings
considerable experience in the family, probate, civil and appellate court systems.
Her practice focuses on family-related litigation matters, including:
- Contested divorce
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Same-sex couples issues
- Prenuptial agreements
- Guardianships and conservatorships,
- Wills, powers of attorney
- Estate litigation
Ms. Warner graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina
with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and went on to earn her
Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2004.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Ms. Warner was a college athlete at U.S.C.
and the University of Alabama, earning all-conference honors in women's soccer.
She is licensed to practice in South Carolina and the District of Columbia
as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina,
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the United States Supreme
Court. She is a member of the American Bar Association (Family Law Section),
the Richland County Bar Association and the Lexington County Bar Association.
She was named the National Advocates Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Lawyers
in the State of South Carolina.She was also awarded Legal Elite for the
Ms. Warner is a former partner with Warner, Payne & Black, LLP in Columbia,
S.C., a firm founded by her father, the late Jan L. Warner, perhaps best
known as a champion of elder citizens and their rights. In addition to
the array of Mr. Warner's legal accomplishments, he was also a nationally
syndicated newspaper columnist, author, and educator.
Ms. Warner is regularly featured in statewide publications, at conferences,
and in the news media. She also serves as a volunteer for the American
Bar Association's pro bono legal services program for U.S. Military
service members. She lives with her family in Columbia, S.C.
Ms. Warner's Representative Cases
- Jennings v. Jennings, 401 S.C. 1 (2012)
- Lewis v. Lewis, 400 S.C. 354 (Ct. App. 2012)
- Simpson v. Simpson, 404 S.C. 563 (Ct. App. 2013)
- Bradacs v. Haley, 58 F.Supp.3d 514 (U.S.D.C. SC) (2014)
Ms. Warner's Speaking Events and Publications
- "Understanding Your Client - A Lawyer's Guide to Preventing the
Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Client," South Carolina Lawyer,
- "Modern Family - Representing Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Clients
In Your Practice," South Carolina Bar, March 2014
- Legal Forum, Radio
- "The Discipline Financial Show with Kevin Skipper," Radio
- "OnPoint! with Cynthia Hardy," Radio and TV
- "Love's Last Gift: Sharing Your End of Life Wishes and Hospice
Care," Tri-County, May 2014
- "Hot Tips by the Coolest Family Law Practitioners," South Carolina
Bar, September 2014
Call Ms. Warner at (803) 994-8171 to discuss your case.