York County Bar Association Past Presidents

2016 Hon. Chisa J. Putman

2015 Jeremy D. Melville

2014 Beth Ramsey Faulkner

2013 Barrett Martin

2012 Walter Dusky

2011 R. Alexander Sullivan

2010 Twana Burris-Alcide

2009 Elizabeth S. Owen

2008 Michael F. Gillen

2007 Philip W. Jamieson

2006 Stacey Coleman

2005 Harold B. Staley

2004 Gary Lemel

2003 Stephen M. Cox

2002 Cherie Barton

2001 W. Mark White

2000 Daniel J. Ballou

1999 Tracey Hinson Reynolds

1998 Sam Greer

1997 Daniel D’Agostino

1996 Hon. David G. Guyton

1995 Connie H. Payne

1994 Lucy McDow

1993 Chris Wellborn

1992 Walter L. Heinsohn

1991 Debbie S. Mollycheck

1990 Douglas Gay

1989 Hon. Tony M. Jones

1988 Charles S. Bradford

1987 Tracy L. Eggleston

1986 James W. Sheedy

1985 Grady E. McMehan

1984 Benjamin A. Johnson

1983 Thomas F. McDow

1982 James H. Owen, Jr.

1981 Hon. Henry T. Woods

1980 Melvin B. McKeown, Jr.

1979 Terry B. Millar

1978 Thomas F. McDow

1977 Charles B. Ridley

1976 W. Clarkson McDow, Jr.

1975 Palmer Freeman, Jr.

1974 Emil W. Wald

1973 William M. Brice, Jr.

1972 Thomas A. McKinney, Jr.

1971 T. Hugh Simrill, Jr.

1970 Vernon E. Sumwalt

1969 Jim Moss

1968 John Marion

1958 W. Clarkson McDow

Bar Leadership

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Christi Porter Cox


Work Phone: (803) 329-7675

Hamilton Martens, LLCPractice Areas: Civil Litigation,Dispute Resolution,Government Law,Torts/Insurance

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Melissa G. Cassell

Vice President

Work Phone: (803) 366-3377

Morton & Gettys, LLCPractice Areas: Commercial Real Estate,Corporate Law,Employment and Labor Law,Real Estate Law

Melissa concentrates on corporate and employment law as well as on commercial real estate and health care. She’s licensed to practice in North Carolina as well as South Carolina. A graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law who’s served as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Melissa lives in Fort Mill with her husband, Andrew.…

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Montrio Montess Belton Sr.


Work Phone: (803) 324-4529

Law Offices of Montrio Belton, LLCPractice Areas: Civil Litigation,Criminal Law,Family Law

Montrio was born and raised in Abbeville, SC, graduating from its local high school in 1991. After a 6-year stinit in the U.S. Army Reserves, Montrio graduated from from Winthrop in 1996 and 1999 with his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He also obtained a doctorate from UNC-Charlotte. Montrio worked in public education for 16 years as a teacher, principal, and SC’s Director of School Transformation before entering law school.…

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Danielle Scimeca


Work Phone: (803) 366-2280

McCoy Law Firm, LLCPractice Areas: Appellate,Employment and Labor Law,Family Law

Danielle R. Scimeca graduated with High Honors from Drake University Law School. While in law school, Danielle clerked for both small and mid-sized law firms. She also worked as a judicial intern with Chief Judge Anita L. Shodeen in the Bankruptcy Court for the South District of Iowa. Danielle has experience in the areas of employment law, business law, nonprofits, and family law.…

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Eve Schafer Goodstein

Social Committee Chair

Work Phone: (803) 327-7800

McGowan Hood & Felder, LLCPractice Areas: Civil Litigation,Torts/Insurance,Workers’ Compensation

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Chisa Johnson Putman

Immediate Past President

Work Phone: (803) 628-3095 Work Fax: (803) 628-3178

Moss Justice Center (Bond Court)