Jeanmarie Tankersley

Jeanmarie Tankersley


Jeanmarie is a civil litigation attorney practicing in our Greenville, South Carolina office. Her practice includes all aspects of civil litigation, both at the state and federal level. She focuses primarily on personal injury, premises liability, products liability, insurance coverage, and construction cases.

Jeanmarie attended the College of Charleston for her undergraduate studies where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in History and minors in both Psychology and Political Science. Jeanmarie then attended the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2012. While there, she served as the Student Bar Association President, the Executive Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, and the President of the Public Interest Law Council.

Upon graduation, Jeanmarie served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Roger W. Dunaway, Jr. and Judge Harold A. Hinesley in the Superior Court of Georgia. She then began her career as a civil litigator in 2013. She is licensed in both South Carolina and Georgia.

Outside of her legal practice, Jeanmarie is active in the South Carolina Bar and the Greenville Bar. She served as the President of the SC Bar Young Lawyers Division from 2021-2022. She also spends time working with the Junior League of Greenville, the College of Charleston, and other legal organizations including DRI, Haynsworth Perry Inn of Court, and South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Construction
  • Defamation, Libel, and Slander
  • Dram Shop and Liquor Liability
  • HOA & Community Associations
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Probate and Estates
  • Trucking and Transportation
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2012
  • South Carolina, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2020


  • College of Charleston, Bachelor of Art in History, summa cum laude, 2009
  • University of Georgia School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2012

Honors & Awards

  • American Federation of Women’s History Prize Award, 2009 (College of Charleston)
  • Student Bar President, 2012 (University of Georgia School of Law)
  • Journal of Intellectual Property, Executive Editor (University of Georgia School of Law)
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division Star of the Quarter, 2016
  • Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2018-2023
  • Greenville Business Magazine
  • ~Legal Elite, 2018-2022
  • ~Best and Brightest Under 35, 2020

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar
  • ~House of Delegates member, 2021-2023
  • ~Board of Governors member, 2020-2021, 2022-2023
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • ~Special Olympics Committee Chair, 2014-2018
  • ~BRIDGE Committee Chair, 2018-2022
  • ~Secretary/Treasurer, 2019-2020
  • ~President-Elect, 2020-2021
  • ~President, 2021-2022
  • ~Immediate Past President, 2022-2023
  • Leadership Greenville, Class 46
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • ~Secretary, 2022-2023
  • ~Public Relations/Newsletter Editor, 2019-2021
  • ~Treasurer, 2021-2022
  • DRI
  • ~Vice Chair of the Young Lawyers Supreme Court Committee, 2018-2019
  • ~Chair of the Young Lawyers Supreme Court Committee, 2019-2022
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • ~Emerging Leader, 2018
  • Haynsworth Perry Inn of Court
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • College of Charleston
  • ~Alumni Board of Directors, 2018-2020
  • ~Upstate Alumni Club President

Published Articles, CLEs, and Seminars

  • “Board and Nonprofit Service While Practicing Law” South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy, 2023 (Panelist)
  • “What Do You Do When? Various Day-to-Day Ethical Challenges with Opposing Counsel, the Client, or the Court” Haynsworth-Perry Inn of Court, 2020 (Panelist)
  • “Leadership in the Bar” South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy, 2021 (Presenter)
  • "Practicing in the Era of Social Distancing” South Carolina Bar Webinar, 2020 (Presenter)