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Catherine Ava Leatherwood

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Company
Rogers Townsend LLC
1221 Main St
14th Flr Columbia, SC 29201
Phone
(803) 744-1534
Member Bio
Ms. Leatherwood graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. degree, double majoring in journalism & mass communications and sociology. In 2012, she earned her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she was the recipient of various honors and awards, including the CALI (American Jurisprudence) Award, and served as Senior Articles Editor of the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal. She also served as president of the GOP Law Society and co-chair of Alumni Relations for the law school's Ambassador program.

Ms. Leatherwood practices primarily in the fields of construction defect litigation, products liability and insurance defense. She has defended complex civil cases at all stages of litigation, representing local, regional and national clients including corporations, general contractors, product suppliers and manufacturers, design professionals, and other trades. While in law school, Ms. Leatherwood clerked at the Office of the Attorney General of South Carolina in the Civil & Securities Regulation Division, where she assisted in investigation of numerous state securities fraud cases as well as antitrust and consumer law violations. She also conducted research for published law professors in the areas of transnational law, conflict of laws, and tax court procedure.

Ms. Leatherwood currently serves as the Vice Chair of DRI Young Lawyers and is also the Chair of the YL SLG for the DRI Product Liability Committee.

In addition to her practice, Ms. Kopiec enjoys equestrian sports, travel, and working out. She is an avid fan of both the North Carolina Tar Heels and the South Carolina Gamecocks, She is also active as a member of the Junior League of Columbia where she serves on its Nominating Committee.
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Practice Areas
Construction Law
Insurance Law
Products Liability
DRI Committees
Construction Law
Insurance Law
Product Liability
Product Liability
Young Lawyers

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