Associate Tatyana S. Ustimchuk joined Harrison White, P.C. as the newest member of the firm’s family law team in 2019.
Prior to becoming a member of the Harrison White, P.C. legal team, Ustimchuk served as assistant solicitor in Spartanburg’s 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office where she attended and participated in all legal procedures on behalf of the State of South Carolina. A 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, Ustimchuk also worked as a research assistant and law clerk for two Upstate law firms.
“We are pleased that Tatyana has joined our firm,” says managing partner John B. White Jr. “She brings a wealth of experience to contribute to our family law practice, and we look forward to her working with us to compassionately improve the lives of our clients.”
Originally a native of the Republic of Moldova, Ustimchuk and her family migrated to the United States of America in 1999. Ustimchuk received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in political economy with a concentration in globalization. Fluent in Russian, Ustimchuk regularly participates in events involving the Slavic community here in the Upstate. Ustimchuk and her family attend the Way of Truth Church in Inman, South Carolina.
During her free time, Ustimchuk enjoys running and spending time with her husband and their two children.
“I’m pleased to have joined Harrison White’s family law team, and I look forward to continuing to serve the Spartanburg community by advocating for the rights of my clients,” says Ustimchuk.
Why did you become an attorney?
Growing up, my parents encouraged my siblings and me to choose a career which would give us a sense of purpose and an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Through my studies, my apprenticeships, and my mentors, I found that purpose in the practice of law. I realized that the law is a powerful tool which can be used not only to help people, but also to shape society and to bring positive change to the community in which I live. Consequently, I became an attorney and I absolutely love it!
What do you like most about the law?
I believe in that the American judicial system, despite its flaws, is the best judicial system in the world. That being said, I really enjoy helping people as they assert their legal rights and seek whatever relief that may be entitled to under the law. On a practical level, I like researching the law and finding ways to apply it to the everyday issues faced by our clients in ways that yield direct positive change. To me, a positive outcome is intellectually satisfying and extremely fulfilling.
Of all the firms in the Carolinas, why should someone come to Harrison White?
Harrison White lawyers have a level of solidarity, knowledge and teamwork that other firms simply cannot match.
What don’t people know about you?
My family and I emigrated to the United States of America in 1999 as refugees.
South Carolina, 2015
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
University of California, Berkeley—Bachelor of Arts
University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina—J.D.
Past Employment Positions
Victoria Law Firm, LLC—Research Assistant, 2015-2016
Alford & Hart, P.C.—Law Clerk, 2014
7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office—Associate, 2013
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