Our Focus:
Protecting the Family, Minimizing the Damage

Backed by 15+ years' experience, we provide innovative services to protect the family from damage and trauma as much as possible. When necessary, we aggressively protect our clients’ best interests in court.

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Meet Carrie Warner

Seeking Justice & Equality for 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. District Court.

A committed advocate for her clients' best interest, Ms. Warner brings considerable experience in the family, probate, civil and appellate court systems.

Attorney Warner focuses on family-related litigation matters, including:


  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice- Magna Cum Laude- University of South Carolina
  • Juris Doctor- University of South Carolina School of Law- 2004

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals- 4th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Memberships & Associations

  • Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Lexington County Bar Association

Awards & Accolades

  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Honoree- 2020
  • National Advocates Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Lawyers in the State of South Carolina
  • Legal Elite for the Midlands- 2016

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 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​

  • WACH FOX News investigates after Midlands woman says her husband has multiple wives
  • Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners
  • "Understanding Your Client - A Lawyer's Guide to Preventing the Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Client," South Carolina Lawyer, March 2014
  • "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.

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