Meliah Bowers Jefferson, Associate

 

Meliah works primarily in the area of trial and appellate litigation, with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property rights enforcement, and insurance coverage matters.  She has served as law clerk to The Honorable Jean H. Toal, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina and to The Honorable J. Michelle Childs, United States District Judge.  Meliah is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business, where she double majored in marketing and finance.  She also earned her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the ABA Real Property, Probate, and Trust Journal and as President of the Black Law Students Association. 

Representative Matters

Meliah's recent experience includes:

  • Obtaining favorable settlements of computer software copyright infringement and architectural work copyright infringement claims
  • Prosecuting and defending breach of contract and related claims in state and federal court
  • Prosecuting and defending insurance coverage disputes and related claims in state and federal court
  • Prosecuting and defending personal injury claims in state and federal court
  • Assisting clients in multi-million dollar debt-restructuring transactions and corporate acquisitions
  • Assisting clients with general matters including entity formation, contract negotiation, and corporate governance

Professional Background

2013-PRESENT Wyche, P.A.
2010-13 Law Clerk, Hon. J. Michelle Childs, United States District Court
2007-10 Wyche, P.A.
2005-07 Law Clerk, Hon. Jean H. Toal, Supreme Court of South Carolina

Bar and Court Admissions

  • South Carolina Bar, 2005
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2007

Professional and Community Activities

  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Black Lawyers Association
  • Donald James Sampson Bar Association
  • South Carolina Chief Justice’s Commission on the Profession, Law School Professionalism Committee
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, Mentor, 2006-2007
  • United Way of Greenville, Legal Division Co-Chair,  2010
  • Urban League of the Upstate Young Professionals, Member, 2007-Present
  • Friends of the Greenville Zoo, Board Member, 2008-Present
  • SC Bar House of Delegates, 2013-Present

Publications and Presentations

  • Author, "Supreme Court Implements New Business Court Pilot Program", G-Bar News, September 2007

Contact Meliah

Direct:864-242-8233
Email:
Office:Greenville Office
Fax:864-235-8900
Address:

44 East Camperdown Way, Greenville, SC 29601

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Education

 2005, J.D.University of South Carolina School of Law, Editorial Board of the ABA Real Property, Probate, and Trust Journal
2002, B.S.University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, magna cum laude, National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Honors and Awards

2009Furman Connections
2012Leadership Greenville, Class 38
2013SC Bar Leadership Academy