Tammi Hellwig will begin her duties as Chief Deputy Clerk of Court on October 3, 2005, after serving with Judge Waites since July 2003.
Tammi returned to South Carolina in 2002 with her husband Brandt’s appointment as a tax professor at the USC Law School. She had previously served as law clerk to four different bankruptcy judges in North Carolina, Maryland and New York, all of whom highly recommended her as law clerk and for appointment to a management position within the Clerk’s office. She also had experience in the private practice of law with the Womble Carlyle law firm in North Carolina.
Her experience with other judges, court systems and bars has allowed her to contribute new ideas and perspective to our court. Her thorough writing and research skills and her dedication to details have assisted this Court during its busiest years. She has authored a number of the Court’s most important and complicated decisions.
Tammi has exhibited professionalism in all respects and has been heavily involved in court administrative matters, including serving as the primary scrivener of our present Local Rules and Guidelines for Filing of Documents. Her calm, industrious and organized approach to her work, her tireless attention to her duties and her positive attitude will be missed in chambers. We wish her well in her new job.