Abigail A. Carson


Abigail joined Bruner Powell as an Associate in February 2019.  She received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2017.  Abigail graduated from Coastal Carolina University, cum laude, in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Marine Science.

During law school, Abigail was elected as a member of the Order of the Wig and Robe, she participated in the Sustainable Development Clinic, and she served as Symposium Editor for the South Carolina Law Review, Volume 68.  The South Carolina Law Review awarded her the Victor Michalewitz Award for her publication, Something’s Fishy: Combatting Seafood Fraud and Mislabeling in South Carolina, in which she utilized her marine science background to address the environmental, economic, and consumer protection implications of seafood fraud and mislabeling.  She served as a law student extern in the Office of General Counsel for SCDHEC, Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Division, and she worked as a research assistant for Professor Derek Black.

Prior to joining Bruner Powell, Abigail served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable H. Bruce Williams of the South Carolina Court of Appeals.  During her service as clerk, Abigail managed cases from initial review of appellate briefs and records through the drafting of final opinions.  She assisted with cases originating from various South Carolina courts, including: circuit court, family court, probate court, the Administrative Law Court, and the Workers’ Compensation Commission.


  • Something’s Fishy: Combating Seafood Fraud and Mislabeling in South Carolina, 68 S.C. L. Rev. 973 (2017).


  • South Carolina Bar


  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar, The Cinderella Project

Honors & Awards

  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • The Victor Michalewitz Award
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Business Associations
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Coastal Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Legal Writing for the Courts