I grew up in the upstate of South Carolina attending Mauldin High School and graduated in 1987. Prior to graduating in 1987, I was on the Mauldin High School Debate Team and won the State Championship in my junior year and senior years.  I was a scholarship debater for the University of South Carolina from 1987 to 1992. During that time, I won numerous awards as top speaker and debate champion for the Southeastern Cross Examination Debate Association. I graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I then attended graduate school at The School of Law at the University of South Carolina, ultimately graduating in 1998. In the fall of 1998, I was made a partner at Turnipseed, Ridge and Boan in Spartanburg, SC which later became Turnipseed and Boan. I was managing partner until 2006, at which time I relocated my firm to the Lowcountry and established Boan Law Firm, LLC in Surfside Beach and Aynor, SC. I have continuously practiced in the Lowcountry since 2006 in both State and Federal Court, practicing on all levels in the South Carolina judicial system including Magistrate, Common Pleas, General Sessions, Probate Court, and Family Court.


Brett L. Mehalic is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where he earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in English in 1995. That same year Mr. Mehalic moved to South Carolina and began attending the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia. He graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1998.  After being admitted to the South Carolina Bar that same year, Mr. Mehalic went on to clerk for Circuit Court Judge J.C. “Buddy” Nicholson out of Anderson, South Carolina. After finishing his clerkship, Brett moved on to serve the people of Richland County, South Carolina as an Assistant Public Defender. After several years of experience, Mr. Mehalic moved to Garden City, South Carolina, where he resides today.