C. Vance Stricklin, Jr., was elected to fill the unexpired term of the Honorable Dorothy Mobley Jones in February 2020 and sworn in on March 24, 2020. He is a former partner in the Moore Taylor Law Firm, P.A. and served two years as the managing partner. His practice focused primarily on family law, including domestic litigation. Prior to private practice, he was an Assistant Public Defender, primarily representing juveniles in Family Court. He has been practicing in the Family Courts for over 25 years.
A Dreher High School graduate, Judge Stricklin graduated from Winthrop College with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy/Religion, and in 1994, graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
He has served as the Past President of the Lexington County Bar, and Past Chair of the South Carolina Bar Family Law Section Counsel. He was a member of the South Carolina Bar Family Law Section Council, South Carolina Supreme Court Docket Task Force, and was the co-chair for the South Carolina Bar Family Law Section Council’s Subcommittee on Alimony. Judge Stricklin also served for several years as a member of the Lexington County Public Defender Board, and was a long-time member of the South Carolina Association of Justice.
Over the years, he was named several times as one of the “Midlands Legal Elite” by the Columbia Business Monthly magazine and has been selected by his peers as one of the Super Lawyers by Super Lawyer magazine for multiple years. Judge Stricklin is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars on the topic of family law.
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