We were recently in the middle of an isolated, but complicated, legal situation that occurred on school property and unfortunately demanded two areas of focus. Our attorney for the first component felt we would be better represented for the second by a lawyer whose expertise was in education and working with the local school systems and constituency boards.
He recommended John Emerson, a former attorney for the Charleston County School Board and an opposing council in a previous case. He told us that he was impressed by John's expertise and his fairness during his client's school constituency board meeting.
All I can say is that we were impressed as well. Once we had reviewed the scenario with him and he felt he could assist us, John was thorough and pro-active with his and our preparations for the board meeting. Because of his previous position with the school board, he was extremely knowledgeable in regards to the process and layout of these meetings and what to expect from both the school and the constituency board on the other. He walked through the process with us from the beginning to the end, making extremely stressful situation just a little bit more relaxed.
Once the board meeting was over, with a positive result I might add, John went above and beyond by reaching out to the school to smooth over the return to class and by checking in with us from time to time just to see how the semester and 'life' was going for his (ex) client.
John Emerson is an excellent attorney and great person, someone I would absolutely refer to family, friends and acquaintances in the future.
Response from John Emerson January 30, 2021
Thank you for the kind words.