Prior to attending law school, Ms. Raffaldt joined The Mace Firm in July of 2008 and worked as a paralegal while she attended college. She was heavily involved in our civil, criminal and appellate cases, working very closely with our clients. After a four year collegiate program, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Pre-law, graduating at the top of her class in her department.
While attending law school, Ms. Raffaldt was inducted as a member of the Charleston Law Review, serving as an Articles Editor her third year. Only a select few applicants are selected as a member of the law review. Her high academic ranking and writing skills also earned Ms. Raffaldt an externship with the Honorable Patrick Michael Duffy of the United States District Court of South Carolina where she gained a wealth of knowledge about the federal court system.
Even during her time in law school, Ms. Raffaldt continued to work closely with the firm primarily handling cases in our office in Charleston, South Carolina. She also assisted us in the drafting of several appellate briefs to the United States Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and South Carolina Court of Appeals. Ms. Raffaldt is a member of the South Carolina Bar, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court, and the Horry County Bar Association.
On December 10, 2013, Ms. Raffaldt argued in the South Carolina Court of Appeals in State v. Alton Gore, and on December 16, 2013, Ms. Raffaldt argued in State v. Marquis Evans in the South Carolina Court of Appeals.