Heather has served as a manager for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office working in General Prosecution and State Grand Jury since January of 2011. In September 2018, Heather was appointed by the Governor to serve as Solicitor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit over Richland and Kershaw Counties. When her term ended in January 2019, she returned to her work at the Attorney General’s Office. Currently, she supervises the Special Prosecution Unit focusing on special victims and officer involved cases, including officer involved shooting, the Medicaid Provider and Recipient Fraud Divisions, the programming for the Violence Against Women Act division and Human Trafficking Task Force. She has had the opportunity to prosecute murders, human trafficking, child abuse, domestic violence, insurance fraud, narcotics and public corruption throughout the state of South Carolina.
Prior to coming to work with the Attorney General, she was an Assistant Solicitor for the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Columbia, South Carolina. She began prosecuting immediately after her graduation from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1999. As an Assistant Solicitor, Heather served as Special City Prosecutor to the City of Columbia, Domestic Violence Court Coordinator for Richland County, and eventually focused her work on narcotics cases and violent crimes. Heather is currently appointed by the Governor to serve on the Child Fatality Advisory Committee and Domestic Violence Advisory Committee. She was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.