Charleston School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
Honors: Federal Courts Law Review, Editor in Chief
Moot Court Board
University of South Carolina Upstate (B.A., 2010)
South Carolina Bar, November 2014
District of South Carolina, September 2015
Jescelyn Spitz joins Rikard & Protopapas as a talented litigator with experience in many areas of civil litigation. She is a skilled court room attorney having tried cases and represented clients in cases throughout South Carolina. Jes grew up in Sumter, SC, which her parents still call home. During law school Jes completed more than one hundred hours of pro bono work in a number of positions with the South Carolina District Court and city prosecutor’s office. Following graduation, she served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Cordell Maddox, Jr. She then joined a well-regarded South Carolina based defense firm, primarily representing insurance companies. Her experience with insurance defense places Jes in a unique position to represent clients with claims against insurance companies.
As part of the experienced legal team at Rikard & Protopapas, Jes is working on a variety of cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, legal malpractice, business litigation, medical malpractice and nursing home neglect and abuse.
Jes and her husband make their home in Columbia, SC. Jes is very active in the local community serving on committees with her church and the Junior League of Columbia, as well as volunteering with a number of animal rescue organizations.
- She is a member of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, the South Carolina Association for Justice, the Richland County Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar Association.