Debbie S. Mollycheck
Admitted: 1984, South Carolina
Law School: University of South Carolina, J.D.
College: Winthrop University, B.A., M.S.P.I.R
Member: American Bar Association; South Carolina Bar; York County Bar Association
Debbie Mollycheck’s success, in court and in settlement negotiations of complex and simple cases, is attributable to her hard work, combined with compassion. These attributes have been developed over 30 years as Mrs. Mollycheck worked her way through undergraduate, graduate and law school. She continues with these attributes as she represents the clients of her law practice.
Mrs. Mollycheck graduated magna cum laude (high honors) from Winthrop University in 1976. She also had an outstanding academic record at Winthrop University’s graduate School of Business Administration. She gained valuable business experience not only through her academic study but also as she participated in numerous civic and college activities. She was a member of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and member and officer of numerous campus organizations. She was an officer in a business student organization where she was in the front ranks of leadership and involved in business research. She worked for and assisted a business professor with numerous business research projects. She was nominated by a graduate business organization to be the organization’s outstanding student and won national recognition for the achievement. These experiences provided the background for Mrs. Mollycheck to build her own successful law practice since 1986.
While in college, Mrs. Mollycheck majored in communications, which has been beneficial as a legal advocate. Her ability to write and speak effectively were honed not only in her speech and writing courses, but also as one of the editors of her college newspaper. This background served Mrs. Mollycheck well as she was granted membership to the Moot Court Board while in law school at the University of South Carolina. The Moot Court Board recognizes appellate advocacy–the ability to present a client’s position, both verbally and in writing, to a Court of Appeals.
Mrs. Mollycheck’s service as an editor of her college newspaper, provided her with the background to produce the first York County Bar Newsletter, of which Mrs. Mollycheck was the editor, and for which she wrote numerous articles. In addition to seminars and lectures, Mrs. Mollycheck formulated the idea to produce a pamphlet, My Child Needs Help, to assist parents, teachers, doctors, and other community leaders. While a member of the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Task Force’s Community Youth Council for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Mrs. Mollycheck served as chairman of the My Child Needs Help Committee.
Mrs. Mollycheck has been married since 1976 and has two children. She has represented adults and children from all walks of life since 1984. Client’s homes have ranged from a one bedroom efficiency apartment to over 10,000 square foot homes; incomes have ranged from below the poverty level to millions of dollars a year; assets have ranged from minimal to millions of dollars. Clients have included all races and numerous nationalities.
Mrs. Mollycheck has also served as a guardian ad litem in abuse and neglect, custody, visitation and adoption cases. In 1995, Mrs. Mollycheck became a Family Court Mediator and has mediated numerous cases since that time.
Mrs. Mollycheck is a member of the South Carolina Bar, and the Family Law section of that association. She is also a member of the York County Bar Association, and the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. She served as president of the York County Bar Association and has participated in numerous civic organizations. She has served as an Outside Mentor in the South Carolina Lawyer Mentoring Program of the South Carolina Bar. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Historians, the United States Lighthouse Society, and a lifetime member of the Southport Historical Society.
A native of South Carolina, Mrs. Mollycheck was born in Charleston and grew up in Mount Pleasant, where she graduated from Gen. William Moultrie High School. She entered Winthrop University in 1973 and made her home in Rock Hill following her graduation and marriage. Mrs. Mollycheck credits her parents, Frank and Rachel Mollycheck, for instilling the values and work ethic so important to her success.
Certified Family Court Mediator.
Born: Charleston, South Carolina, March 31, 1955