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About Anne Frances
Anne Frances Bleecker is an experienced family law, divorce, and child custody attorney in Charleston.
Ms. Bleecker was born in Charleston, South Carolina. An honor graduate of Ashley Hall School in Charleston, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Smith College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Merit Fellowship.
Attorney Anne Frances Bleecker holds a law degree from the University of South Carolina where she was a member of the ABA Moot Court Team, the Student Works Editor of the South Carolina Law Review, and a Legal Writing Instructor. In her third year of law school, Anne Frances was honored to receive the I.M. Goldberg Scholarship from the South Carolina Bar Foundation and the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Administrative Law.
After law school, Anne Frances worked as an Associate with Nelson, Mullins, Riley, and Scarborough in Columbia and Charleston. She opened The Bleecker Law Firm, LLC, in Charleston in 1997.
In 2000, Anne Frances received The Compleat Lawyer Award, a medal given by the University of South Carolina Law School to Alumni in recognition of civic and professional accomplishments.
Ms. Bleecker served two terms on the Charleston City Council. During her service she created the Mayor’s Office on Aging, Chaired the City’s Human Resources Committee, and spearheaded efforts to improve the City’s management of growth and development on the rural islands around Charleston. She received many awards for leadership during her tenure on the Charleston City Council.
Anne Frances remains active in serving her profession and her community while rearing two children of her own.
Affiliations and Memberships
Charleston County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Fee Disputes Board (2012 to date), Charleston County Pro Bono Legal Services (Board Member 2010 to date), Lowcountry Women with Wings Board (President 2014 to date), South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (Founding Board Member), International African American Museum (Board Member 2000-2014), Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Ashley Hall School Alumnae Board, The Citadel School of Business Advisory Board.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Distinguished Alumna||Ashley Hall School||2012|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Politics-Local||Moja Arts Festival||2006|
|Mayor Pro Tem||City of Charleston||2004|
|Compleat Lawyer Silver Award||University of South Carolina||2000|
|Am Jur in Administrative Law||University of South Carolina Law School||1990|
|Senior Counsel||The Bleecker Law Firm, LLC||1997 - Present|
|City Council Member||City of Charleston||2000 - 2008|
|Attorney||Wendt & Bleecker, LLP||1995 - 1997|
|Attorney||Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough||1991 - 1995|
|Paralegal||Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP Attorneys At Law||1981 - 1983|
|Paralegal||Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP||1980 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Charleston County Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee||Vice Chair||2015 - Present|
|Charleston County Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee||Member||2010 - Present|
|Charleston County Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|South Carolina Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|South Carolina Women Lawyers Association||Board Member||1995 - 2000|
|University of South Carolina||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Masters||1983|
|Smith College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Ashley Hall School||High School Diploma||1976|
|Family Law from Start to Finish||Divorce Procedures, Initial Steps, and Orders||2016|
|Family Law From Start to Finish||Child Custody, Parenting Plans, and Paternity Actions||2016|
|Public Policy Forum||Educating Women about the Political Process||2005|
|Rotary Club Meeting||Aging and Senior Issues in Charleston, South Carolina||2004|
|Women's History Month||Women Pioneering the Future||2003|
|Charleston County Drug Court Graduation||Graduation - Success||2003|
|Women in Leadership||Women in Politics||2001|
|Curry v. Curry, 741 S.E.2d 558|
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