Savannah Hurteau – Associate Attorney
Savannah grew up travelling the world as the daughter of a United States Marine. She attended the College of Charleston where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Crime, Law, and Society. During college, she ran track & field and cross-country as a Division I athlete and was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society. After graduating in 2017, she moved to Washington, D.C. and attended law school at American University Washington College of Law.
During law school, Savannah was the associate managing editor of the Sustainable Development Law and Policy Brief and the programming chair of the Environmental Law Society. Savannah was also a teaching fellow for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Program. Throughout law school, Savannah clerked at firms focused on family law, maritime law, and clerked for the Department of Justice and the 9th Circuit Public Defender’s office. She received her Juris Doctor in May 2020.
Savannah is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association and is a member of the Wellness Committee as well as the outreach chair of for the Charleston Cinderella Project, which provides a free shopping opportunity for lowcountry students to shop for prom dresses. Savannah has devoted her practice to family law for the last two years.
Outside of work, Savannah enjoys travelling, golfing with her husband, and trying the newest restaurants in town.
Andrea Lauren Odom – Lead Paralegal
Andrea was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She has several years of experience working in the legal field. She graduated with honors from Greenville Technical College in 2020 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science, Paralegal Studies. Greenville Technical College’s paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association and is known for providing project-oriented and hands-on, practical experience. In April of 2022, she became a Certified Paralegal (CP) through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) after passing a knowledge exam and skills exam. The CP certification is known as a national professional standard for paralegals and is acknowledged by the American Bar Association as a mark of excellence. Shortly after earning this distinction, she completed additional requirements to become an Advanced Certified Paralegal. Andrea is anticipated to graduate from Lander University in May of 2024 with a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies and a minor in Political Science. She is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter. In her role at Lauren Taylor Law, Andrea prides herself on providing exceptional assistance to clients.
Cristie Wisecarver – Client Relations Specialist
Cristie is a native of Tennessee, but South Carolina is home. She has an undergraduate degree in Human Services with a concentration in Criminology. Cristie is a certified yoga, spin, barre, kickboxing, weight training, and step instructor. In addition to staying active, she loves to be involved in her community. Cristie is a certified Guardian Ad Litem and enjoys volunteering at various agencies that advocate for children.
Rochelle Kiefer – Paralegal
Rochelle is a South Dakota native but was raised in the Lowcountry. She works closely with our attorneys and clients in our Charleston office to provide the best legal services possible and is committed to the success of the firm as well as those of our team. She received her Associate’s in Paralegal Studies from Miller-Motte Technical College and has 9 years of experience working in the legal field. Rochelle enjoys spending time on the water, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Meg Jones – Director of Operations
Meg was born and raised in Vidalia, GA. She serves Lauren Taylor Law as the Director of Operations, Controller, and Human Resources. Years of her life were spent as a Sgt. 911 Dispatcher. Meg also obtained her certification in Life Coaching. In later career endeavors, her background has been in office administration. In her free time, she hangs out with her cat and enjoys photography. Meg’s main goal is client satisfaction. She is here to help in any way.
Susan Roukous – Marketing Manager
Susan grew up in a small town along the coast of Virginia. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Marketing. After meeting her now husband, they decided to leave their home state to make roots in the Lowcountry.Susan brings a wealth of experience and a passion for promoting women’s rights and empowering women in the business world. Prior to joining our team, she worked at a women’s magazine where she was responsible for driving engagement, strategizing events, and developing innovative marketing campaigns. Her creativity and attention to detail are evident in everything she does. She loves coordinating photo shoots for our firm, ensuring that our brand messaging is communicated clearly and authentically through all visual assets.Above all, what drives her is the opportunity to work for an all female law firm dedicated to empowering women and making a difference in the world. She considers herself fortunate to be part of a team that is making a positive impact on their clients every day.
Caroline Lawson – Associate Attorney
Caroline was born in Savannah and is proud to have been raised in Pickens County, South Carolina. She is a product of the public schools there and credits her parents, teachers and coaches for encouraging her desire to be a trial lawyer from a young age. Caroline attended Clemson University and graduated cum laude in 3 years with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in Legal Studies. During that time, she was able to work for a solo attorney in Anderson that specialized in domestic matters and became one of her great mentors; she showed Caroline how to balance fighting for each client’s goals with being a warm and reassuring advocate for the client.
After college, Caroline attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she was active in the Pro Bono Legal Society and Phi Alpha Delta. While in law school, Caroline served as Head Law Clerk at the Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s office; this gave her valuable experience assisting prosecutors in preparing for numerous trials and learning how prosecutors approach a case. This experience has proven priceless when it comes to assisting her clients charged with criminal offenses.
Immediately after law school in 2013, Caroline was hired by the Honorable George C. “Buck” James, now of the Supreme Court of South Carolina, to serve as his law clerk while he was a trial judge. During that time, she was able to travel the state with Justice James hearing numerous civil and criminal proceedings and assisting him in all aspects of his role on the bench. He is also one of her greatest mentors and she is so thankful for the learning experience that year offered and the wisdom and advice he gave and still gives her. Following her clerkship, Caroline entered private practice for a short time and handled Family Court, criminal and probate matters. During that time, she was reminded that she had a passion for public service and the courtroom that was never going to disappear. In November 2016, she made the decision to leave private practice and become a full-time public defender in the rural Pee Dee area of South Carolina. It was the greatest and most terrifying decision she has ever made but serving the indigent was and is the greatest privilege and joy of her life. She served in that role until fall 2023, when she joined Lauren’s team.
If you were to ask Caroline what motivates her to start each day and drives her decisions, she would tell you that she lives to ease human suffering in whatever way she can and to assist people in navigating tough situations that they are not equipped to navigate alone. She is currently active in the Young Lawyers Division, assists with Wills Clinics and Law Talks throughout the state, and serves on the Judicial Merit Selection Commission. Her other great passion in life is Salkehatchie Summer Service, a program that guts and fixes homes for the needy throughout rural South Carolina. She has been working on homes every summer since she was 14 and now serves on the state-wide Salkehatchie Board of Managers as the Risk Management chair. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys working out, cooking and baking, traveling, spending time outside especially fishing (not always catching) and enjoying time on the water, bird hunting and cheering on the Clemson Tigers.