Anne Frances Bleecker is an experienced family law, divorce, and child custody attorney in Charleston.
Ms. Bleecker was born in Charleston, South Carolina. An honor graduate of Ashley Hall School in Charleston, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Smith College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Merit Fellowship.
Attorney Anne Frances Bleecker holds a law degree from the University of South Carolina where she was a member of the ABA Moot Court Team, the Student Works Editor of the South Carolina Law Review, and a Legal Writing Instructor. In her third year of law school, Anne Frances was honored to receive the I.M. Goldberg Scholarship from the South Carolina Bar Foundation and the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Administrative Law.
After law school, Anne Frances worked as an Associate with Nelson, Mullins, Riley, and Scarborough in Columbia and Charleston. She opened Bleecker Family Law, in Charleston in 1997.
In 2000, Anne Frances received The Compleat Lawyer Award, a medal given by the University of South Carolina Law School to Alumni in recognition of civic and professional accomplishments.
Ms. Bleecker served two terms on the Charleston City Council. During her service she created the Mayor’s Office on Aging, Chaired the City’s Human Resources Committee, and spearheaded efforts to improve the City’s management of growth and development on the rural islands around Charleston. She received many awards for leadership during her tenure on the Charleston City Council.
Anne Frances remains active in serving her profession and her community.
Affiliations and Memberships
Charleston County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Fee Disputes Board (2012 to date), Charleston County Pro Bono Legal Services (Board Member 2010 to date), Lowcountry Women with Wings Board (President 2014), South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (Founding Board Member), International African American Museum (Board Member 2000-2014), St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Ashley Hall School Alumnae Board, The Citadel School of Business Advisory Board, Ashley Hall School Foundation Board of Trustees (2018 to date, Secretary), Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Board of Trustees (2016 to date).