Jeffrey M. Schreiber
Family Law is all that I do. The road to opening my own Family Law practice here at Lowcountry Divorce & Family Law in Summerville, South Carolina was a long and circuitous one, spanning more than a dozen years and three different states.
After growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, I attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. From there, I worked as a News Reporter in the Upstate, covering everything from ribbon-cuttings to murder investigations for the Seneca Daily Journal and Clemson Daily Messenger. After that, I moved back up to the Philadelphia-area, where I spent eight years working as a News Reporter for Courthouse News Service, Inc., a California-based legal wire service. That was also where I met my wife, a Registered Nurse.
It was while working for Courthouse News, spending my days rooting through litigation records for hundreds of thousands of cases in state and federal courts, that I caught the legal bug. At around that same time, my wife and I began visiting my father, who lives on Isle of Palms here in the Lowcountry, and became determined to relocate following my graduation.
I received my Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law in tropical Camden, New Jersey, nearly ten years to the day after receiving my undergraduate degree from Auburn. Within days, we finally relocated, moving from the suburbs of Philadelphia to right here in Summerville, where my wife and I still reside with our two young children and two dogs. It remains as the best decision we ever made.
After relocating from the Keystone State to the Palmetto State, I worked as a paralegal and then as an Associate Attorney for Anthony LaMantia at The LaMantia Law Firm, LLC in downtown Charleston. My upbringing—so to speak—as a young attorney was also presided over by Greg Forman, perhaps the single-brightest domestic practitioners in the state, if not in the nation. Anthony and Greg are two of the finest attorneys in the area. I was extremely fortunate to be able to learn from both of them, and I owe much of the success of Lowcountry Divorce & Family Law to their wisdom, kindness, and generosity.
Finally, I realized the dream of opening my own practice. Lowcountry Divorce & Family Law allows me to provide the service that folks going through divorces and other aspects of family and domestic litigation deserve. It allows me to speak frankly to clients who are in vulnerable situations, to tell them what they NEED to hear about their cases, the law, and what they can expect from both, rather than simply tell them what it is they WANT to hear. That frank honesty, and the forthright manner in which I always aspire to practice, has facilitated the exponential growth of this firm.
Since we opened our doors in August 2012, Lowcountry Divorce & Family Law has grown exponentially, and I have enjoyed every opportunity possible to reach out into the surrounding community. I have sponsored tee ball teams, Little League teams, town-wide and neighborhood-wide events, and I hope to do more. Summerville is a tremendous place to live, and I like to do everything I can to invest in this community.
Professionally, I have been blessed as well. In 2014, I was named to the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 by the National Association of Family Law Attorneys. That same year, I was elected by my peers to serve as Treasurer of the Dorchester County Bar Association, and was further elected to serve on the Dorchester County Bar Association’s Family Court Liaison Committee. I have been re-elected every year since then, and now sit in my third term in both positions. Through the former, I have put the Dorchester County Bar Association in a better position to provide scholarships and increase charitable giving. Through the latter, I have helped to build a bridge between our local Family Court judges and family law practitioners, not to mention the community as a whole, allowing for domestic matters to be as streamlined and stress-free as possible. There is still so much work to be done.
I practice only family law because I love it. I am a child of divorce who is now happily married, so I know and have seen firsthand both marital discord and bliss. I have also been the child stuck in the middle, traveling around the country following numerous parental relocations; in that, I know what children in a divorce are experiencing — I also know the value of stability, and the peace that it can bring to a child otherwise torn between two houses. In my practice, I enjoy watching spouses grow stronger, kids start smiling again, and parents move on as best possible to that next chapter in their lives.
Please call me so that we may sit down and talk about your case. It would be my pleasure to help you in any way that I can. As I said — family law is all I do, and I’d like to be your new attorney.