Ginny Bozeman is a native of Memphis, TN, and a graduate of Rollins College, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies, with a focus on environmental policy. She subsequently attended the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, graduating in 2003, and was admitted to practice law in Tennessee the same year. After graduating from law school, Bozeman spent a ten-year stint at a Tennessee law firm where she gained substantial litigation experience representing clients in state and federal courts and rose to partner in the firm. She subsequently served in the attorney’s office of Shelby County, Tennessee for several years, first as assistant county attorney where she defended a wide range of civil lawsuits and also acted as chief ethics officer, and later as lead contracts attorney. While in Tennessee she also served as a senior judicial law clerk for judges on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and Tennessee Supreme Court.
Ginny and her family relocated to Columbia, SC in 2020, and she has been licensed to practice law in South Carolina since 2021. Immediately after moving to Columbia, Ginny served as an adjunct legal research professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, providing her with the invaluable opportunity to engage with local legal scholars and students. Ginny also worked for a large South Carolina firm, where she represented clients throughout the state in a variety of state court, federal court, and administrative matters. She also counseled governmental entities on day-to-day issues and more complex aspects of governmental practice including redistricting, utility, zoning, and permitting matters.
The primary focus of Ginny’s practice is governmental counsel. She currently serves as town attorney to a growing municipality in the Midlands and lead county attorney to a small South Carolina county. In addition to governmental related litigation, Ginny has extensive experience advising governmental entities on complex legal matters, drafting and negotiating governmental contracts, drafting ordinances and resolutions, and drafting and presenting training materials to elected officials, department heads, and employees on compliance with applicable laws.
Past engagements have included participation in complex commercial litigation regarding the receipt of payments-in-lieu of taxes from a municipal utility provider, the negotiation of funding for and implementation of pre-kindergarten classes in public schools, and the defense of professional liability and regulatory matters for hospitals and healthcare practices.
Awards and Achievements
- Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law, Class of 2019
- Memphis Bar Foundation Fellow, 2018
- Tennessee Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice (Rising Star), 2012
- Council Member, Government Law Section of South Carolina Bar, 2022–present
- South Carolina Bar
- Richland County Bar Association
- Municipal Association of South Carolina
- South Carolina Association of Counties
- Tennessee State Bar
Civic Activities and Community Involvement
- Council Member, Government Law Section of the South Carolina Bar, 2022–present
- Adjunct Legal Research Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law, Fall 2020–Spring 2021
- Member, Board of Directors, Association of Women Attorneys–Memphis Chapter
- Secretary, Litigation Committee, Memphis Bar Association, 2006
- Member, Young Lawyers Leadership Forum, Memphis Bar Association, 2004–2005