is an AV rated attorney through Martindale Hubbell. Upon
graduation from the University of South Carolina with a degree
in Journalism in 1985, Senn again graduated the same
university's school of law in 1990. Senn became a federal law
clerk for The Honorable Henry M. Herlong, Jr., and then a state
judicial law clerk for The Honorable David F. McInnis, Jr.
In 1992, Senn
became an associate in the law firm of Stuckey & Kobrovsky from
1992 to 1995 where her practice focused in the area of civil
governmental tort and defending police, fire and EMS employees.
Suits against the police ranged from §1983 Civil Rights
litigation to Tort Claims Act cases. From 1995-1997 Senn became
a partner in Stuckey & Senn and continued to primarily practice
police §1983 defense but also branched into defending
governmental hospitals and doctors such as the Medical
University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Department
From 1997 to
present, Senn has been a senior partner in both Senn, McDonald &
Leinbach, LLC and the current Senn Legal, LLC, where she
continues to practice civil governmental defense only further
branching into representation of elected officials. Her client
base includes most governmental agencies in the Lowcountry area.
Cases handled include numerous police shootings, high speed
pursuits, jail suicides and rapes, prisoner suits, excessive
force and false arrest claims, malicious prosecutions, medical
malpractice claims, governmental auto tort defense, slander,
Title IX defense and defense of OSHA workplace safety claims.
Senn has been
General Counsel for the South Carolina Sheriff's Association
representing all forty-six sheriffs of the State of South
Carolina since May 7, 1999 to present. Senn has written or
argued numerous appellate briefs in all levels of appellate
courts, including en banc to the United States Court of Appeals
for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. A full appellate case list can be found
graduated from Miami University in 1996 with a B.A. in
Sociology. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from the Ohio
Northern University, Claude Pettit College of Law, in 1999 and
immediately relocated from Ohio to Charleston, South Carolina.
In 2000, after becoming licensed in both South Carolina and
Ohio, Ms. Jackson became an associate in the Bucher Firm where
she focused in the area of defending police, fire and EMS
employees in motor vehicle accident claims, as well as nursing
In 2003, Ms.
Jackson joined the Stuckey Law Firm and began practicing
primarily police §1983 defense, as well as defending the South
Carolina Department of Corrections on inmate claims. In 2006
after a brief stint handling real estate, Ms. Jackson returned
to the world of litigation to join Senn, McDonald and Leinbach,
where she was an associate until 2012, when the firm became Senn
Legal; she became a partner in 2013. She continues to defend
local, county, regional and state governmental entities.
Her practice has
broadened from law enforcement defense to also include
representing the Medical University of South Carolina in medical
malpractice and tort claims, as well as handling condemnation
cases for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Her
primary clients are law enforcement agencies in the Lowcountry,
including the City of Charleston, City of North Charleston, the
County of Charleston, the County of Berkeley, the County of
Dorchester and SLED.
Ms. Jackson has
handled many cases in both state and federal court, as well as
the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Fourth Circuit Court of
Appeals and is licensed to appear before the Supreme Court of
the United States. The primary subject matter of her cases
include police shootings, high speed pursuits, jail suicides and
rapes, prisoner suits, excessive force and false arrest claims,
malicious prosecutions, medical malpractice claims, governmental
auto tort defense, slander and Title IX defense.
is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried approximately 40
jury trials in South Carolina state and federal courts. He
graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College,
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and was one of six state
finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship.
college, Chris took a year off and taught English in Japan,
worked at a dude ranch in Colorado, and drove the Hershey
Kissmobile. Following that eventful year, Chris entered law
school at the University of South Carolina, graduating and
getting licensed to practice law in 2004. From law school, Chris
began working with Turner, Padget, Graham and Laney practicing
on the litigation team for a number of years and trying cases.
After gaining litigation experience, he moved to the Business
Litigation team and began representing large insurance companies
directly in bad faith cases and insurance disputes.
In 2011, Chris
began working with Senn Legal, LLC, where he defends local and
state-wide governmental agencies and employees in civil matters
ranging from automobile accidents to excessive force claims. He
also represents plaintiffs in serious medical malpractice
matters. Chris's main focus is representing his clients in an
efficient and effective manner and keeping open lines of
communication throughout the litigation process.
Kevin DeAntonio, admitted to practice in
November 2013, is a Charleston native and graduate of Bishop
England High School. He attended the University of South
Carolina where he was a Capstone Scholar and interned for a
United States Senator.
Kevin earned his juris doctor from the Charleston School of Law
where he served as Research Editor on the Charleston Law Review.
While in law school, Kevin received CALI awards for achieving
the highest grade among his fellow students in the following
courses: Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Real Estate
Transactions, and Practical Business Transactions.
Kevin began working for Senn Legal, LLC in the fall of 2013. His
work has included a myriad of responsibilities, including
drafting pleadings and preparing cases for settlement and trial.
The primary focus of his work has involved defending
municipalities in Tort Claims Act and Section 1983 litigation
and instituting condemnation actions on behalf of the South
Carolina Department of Transportation. While working at Senn
Legal, LLC, Kevin has also actively served on an editorial
board, proofreading and editing a forthcoming publication of the
South Carolina Bar authored by another local attorney regarding