A graduate of the Charleston School of Law, Kerrison A. Schmutz joined Harrison White, P.C. as an associate with a focus on family law.
“I have a passion for advocating on behalf of others when they may not be able to stand up for themselves,” says Schmutz. “My favorite thing about my job is building relationships with my clients.”
While at the Charleston School of Law, Schmutz gained experience as a Charleston County Family Court intern and as an Attorney General’s Office extern. She advocated for neglected and abused children as a court appointed special advocate, and clerked with two Charleston-area law firms. She was also active on a variety of boards and societies, including the Trial Advocacy Board, the Women in Law Society, the Children’s Advocacy and Family Law Society and the Adult Guardianship Assistance and Mentoring Program.
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Schmutz received her undergraduate degree from Montana State University in Bozeman.
Why did you become an attorney?
I became an attorney because I like people and enjoy helping them during difficult times. I have a passion for advocating on behalf of others when they may not be able to stand up for themselves. Many people do not know their rights, and I like to inform them of these rights while helping them resolve issues in the easiest possible manner.
What do you like most about the law?
I like that the law provides fairness in order to better serve the people.
What are your favorite things about your job?
My favorite things about my job are building relationships with clients and working with a great team, one that feels like a family.
Of all the firms in the Carolinas, why should someone come to Harrison White?
You should come to Harrison White because we care. We take our time to get to know our clients and become involved with their lives and hardships. Therefore, we work harder to fight and stand up for them.
South Carolina, 2018
Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana—B.S.
Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina—J.D.
Charleston School of Law Senior Executive Editor: Resolved: Journal of Alternative Resolution
Charleston School of Law Admissions Outreach and Mentor Program Associate
Charleston School of Law Alumni Committee Chair
Women in Law Society
Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Society
Children’s Advocacy and Family Law Society
Trial Advocacy Board, Charleston School of Law
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