Who We Are

Jane H. Merrill, Attorney


I’m Jane. Mom. Attorney. Complexity Explainer. Wife. Strategic Thinker. Mandolin Player. Problem Solution Seeker. Daughter. Book Reader. Aunt to Delightful Nieces and Nephews. Theatre Go-er and (sometimes) Performer. Little Sister. Hand Talker. Grateful American.

After earning a Journalism degree, I attended the University of South Carolina School of Law. Describing law school as challenging is an understatement and I’m proud of my accomplishments there. I served as the Student Works Editor of the prestigious South Carolina Law Review and I was a member of the Mock Trial Team. As a second year law student, I authored a scholarly article that was selected for publication in the South Carolina Law Review. Since law school, I’ve clerked for a Circuit Court Judge and prosecuted criminal cases as an assistant solicitor. Now I litigate civil, criminal, and family cases in South Carolina. I aim to help clients achieve their goals.


Memberships, Community Involvement, and Honors & Awards

  • South Carolina State Bar
  • Greenwood County Bar
  • United States District Court - District of South Carolina
  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Department of Veterans Affairs, Accredited Attorney
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (2015-present)
  • Legislative Appointee, Board of Directors, Greenwood County First Steps (2022-present)
  • Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, Greenwood Community Theatre (Chair, 2020-22, Vice Chair, 2019, Member, 2015-2023)
  • Board of Directors, Greenwood County Community Foundation (2015-2021)
  • Volunteer Attorney Coach, GHS Mock Trial Team (2013-present)
  • Member, Greenwood Women Care (2018-2022)
  • South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy Graduate (2022)
  • Leadership Greenwood (Class of 2018)
  • Lay reader, Choir member, former Senior Warden and Vestry Member, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection (Lay reader since 2005, Choir member since 2007, Senior Warden 2012, Vestry member 2010-2011)
  • Member, Kiwanis International (2010-2022)
  • G. Dewey Oxner, Jr. Mentor of the Year Award (2019, awarded by the South Carolina Bar)
  • Star Under 40 Award, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce (2015)
  • Student Works Editor & Editorial Board, South Carolina Law Review (2005-2007)
  • Phi Beta Kappa