Ms. Hightower has both a criminal and litigation background having worked in the Berkeley County Deputy Attorney’s Office, Richland County Public Defender’s Office, as well as the Richland County DSS Child Support Enforcement Office. She is a compassionate advocate who will go the distance to fight for her clients. Ms. Hightower is a strong advocate for children and has served on the South Carolina Bar Children’s Law Committee. She has also lectured and presented at various Bar Association Continuing Legal Education seminars addressing Guardian ad Litem issues.
Ms. Hightower has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. She has taught courses on the American Criminal Court Systems to undergraduate college students at USC. Ms. Hightower is a member of the South Carolina Women’s Law Association and additionally serves on the Bar Association’s Judicial Qualifications Committee, helping to research and screen potential judges.