Traci Wolfe, PP is a Litigation Paralegal at Burnette Shutt McDaniel, PA., in Columbia, South Carolina. Traci graduated from Purdue University, with her Associates in Legal Studies. Traci joined the Legal Staff Professionals in 2018, and jumped with both feet into the association. Currently serving her second year as LSPM president, Traci has held multiple positions on the state and local levels. Traci obtained her professional paralegal certification in 2019, through NALS certification program. Traci has been married to her husband Kenneth for 35 years, and enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren. Traci has two fur children, Bailey and Gracie, and one grand pup, Trevor.
Jan has been a member of NALS for over 25 years. She is a Past President of LSPM and LSPSC. Jan enjoys serving the community within her local chapter and volunteers for many events hosted by LSPM.
Jan has worked at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP for 30-years. She began her career at Nelson Mullins as a floating Legal Secretary. She learned a lot about the many practice areas and opportunities to serve clients. Jan is now the Benefits Manager in Human Resources. She is responsible for Benefits Contracts and Administration; Worker’s Compensation, Leaves of Absence; Life and Disability Claims; State Mandated Paid Leaves; Employee Assistance Program; New Attorney Onboarding; New Hire/Benefits Brochures and Communications, including the Firm’s Benefits Website; and her favorite: Annual Enrollment! She routinely gives presentations on Medicare and employer-provided benefits.
Outside of the office, Jan enjoys reading, playing Handbells, and snuggling with her dog, Maddie. She and her husband Rocky have a daughter, Caroline, who is a teacher in Charleston, SC. Jan enjoys flower arranging and she and her sister have a small business, EvieJan Designs, where they create wedding flowers, bridal decorations, and other floral designs.
Stephanie Jones has lived in Columbia, South Carolina most of her life. She graduated from Dreher High School with Honors in 2000 and obtained her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Midlands Technical College. She graduated summa cum laude from South University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Stephanie also earned her Paralegal Certification with NALS.
Stephanie has worked in the legal field since 2004, first as a receptionist and then as a paralegal. In her years of paralegal experience, Stephanie has worked on civil litigation, domestic relations and criminal defense cases. She has been with the Strom Law Firm as a criminal paralegal since 2013.
Jenny Leininger is a resident and native of the Columbia area having grown up in Chapin, South Carolina. She attended both the College of Charleston and Midlands Technical College. After working in the legal field for 14 years, Jenny took time away from her career to raise her two children. She has worked in many areas of law including criminal defense, construction defect litigation, insurance defense, class action claims, personal injury, and many other areas of civil law. Jenny has now returned to her career and joined the team at Strom Law Firm in July 2021. Her favorite part of serving clients is helping them gain the most positive outcome of what started as a negative situation.
In her free time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her two children, Dalton and Mary Grace, traveling, riding her peloton, cooking, trying new wine, and trying new local restaurants.
Kaye Mullinax serves as LSPM’s Functional Director of Membership. Kaye has over thirty years of litigation paralegal experience, working mainly for defense firms. She currently works as a Med Mal paralegal for Barnes Alford Stork & Johnson. Kaye has served two terms as President of the Palmetto Paralegal Association and held numerous other offices in that association. She has also served as Chair for Continuing Legal Education for NFPA. Kaye is an independent consultant for Rodan + Fields and loves all things associated with THE University of South Carolina Gamecocks in her spare time.
I joined NALS in 1995 as a new legal secretary with Nelson Mullins Law Firm. I had so much to learn! Through the years I moved to various positions within the firm and found I LOVED the HR functions of a law firm. I have held positions in Law Student recruiting, Attorney Recruiting and Development, Marketing, HR generalist, and am current the Firm’s Benefits Supervisor in HR. I remain a member so I can continue to learn about all areas of a law firm practice. I hold an Accredited Legal Professional designation with NALS. I continue my legal education requirements each year, earning over 15 hours of education in HR topics, Ethics, State and Federal Courts, Plaintiffs’ litigation, Defense Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Real Estate to name a few. I always want to be current on legal topics and procedures . . . you never know what area of the law I will work in next!
~Jan Berger, ALP
LSPM is such a fantastic group. I could have never found better professionals or friends here. There's such a positive camaraderie that cannot be matched. I joined this association to grow professionally and network, but little did I know I would make forever friends.
~Stephanie Jones, PP, SCCP
When I first started in the legal field, I only knew medical records. Joining LSPM, LSPSC, and NALS has not only allowed me to grow professionally, but has allowed me to gain a family A family who understands the daily life of ever changing laws, court procedures, and pushing for justice.