Chelsea Raegan Rikard

Chelsea Raegan Rikard

Associate
Location:
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Phone:
864-699-9801
Fax:
864-699-9803
Email:

Chelsea Rikard is a native of Spartanburg County. She comes from an entrepreneurial family, thus her interest and passion for working with business owners and entrepreneurs is intrinsically connected to watching her family build several successful business in the Spartanburg Area. Chelsea also has a unique interest in Children's Law issues, specifically adoption and special education law. She thoroughly enjoys assisting parents who are seeking to adopt a child and she takes great pride in advocating on behalf parents of students with disabilities who are fighting to ensure their child receives an appropriate education.

Before attending law school, Chelsea played collegiate soccer at Anderson University. She later transferred to the University of South Carolina, where she majored in History and minored in Religious Studies. She received her Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in 2011. Chelsea then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, where in addition to earning her Juris Doctor, she received the Children’s Law Certificate. Chelsea participated in various extracurricular activities including competing in Mock Trial competitions in Washington D.C. and New York. While in law school, she also worked in various legal forums including the judiciary, state agencies, and private practice. After graduation and prior to joining A Business Law Firm, Chelsea litigated employment related matters. She has experience in both state and federal courts, and has worked to resolve various matters with South Carolina agencies.

In her free time Chelsea enjoys playing tennis with her mother, travelling, and playing with her Boykin Spaniel, Ridley. Though Chelsea holds two degrees from the University of South Carolina, she particularly enjoys attending Clemson football games, both near and far, with her family.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Special Education Law
  • Adoption

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2015
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2015

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. - 2015
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
    • B.A. cum laude - 2011
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Religious Studies

Past Employment Positions

  • J. Lewis Cromer and Associates, Associate, 2015 - 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates, 2013 - 2015