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University of South Carolina School of Law Graduation 2023

Today, our team was at the Horseshoe to celebrate all the University of South Carolina School of Law graduates! We want you to know how proud we are of you and your success! Just like Judge Quattlebaum emphasized in his commencement speech, we at Strom Law Firm pray that you are blessed with wisdom and insight in all your endeavors, that you never sacrifice conscience to win a point, and that your accomplishments bring as much joy as success.
Commencement speaker Judge Quattlebaum also paid tribute to Honorable Matthew James Perry, Jr. during his speech. In 1976, Judge Perry became the first African-American lawyer from the Deep South to be appointed to a federal. He became South Carolina’s first African-American Federal District Judge when he was appointed to a position on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina in 1979. In 2004, the Matthew J. Perry, Jr.

U.S. Courthouse in Columbia was named in Judge Perry’s honor through the efforts of Congressman James E. Clyburn. In addition to this great honor, Judge Perry received numerous other awards, including the prestigious Order of the Palmetto, South Carolinian of the Year, Thurgood Marshall Award, War Horse Award (Southern Trial Lawyers Association/ American Board of Trial Advocates) and William R. Ming Advocacy Award (NAACP).

Pete Strom (Founder and Managing Partner of Strom Law Firm), Chamal Mediwaka (Director of Marketing), John Alphin (Attorney) attended the ceremony representing the Strom Law Firm.

About the University of South Carolina School of Law

The University of South Carolina School of Law is one of the nation’s oldest law schools and the state’s only nonprofit law school. We have a lot to offer our students, including enthusiastic faculty, a state of the art building, and a flexible curriculum that allows students to focus on their interests.


The University of South Carolina School of Law prepares lawyer-leaders to serve their communities through rigorous legal studies, exceptional experiential training, and comprehensive professional identity formation within an inclusive and diverse environment. We serve justice and advance the law through engaged learning, teaching, scholarship, and service.


To be an innovative, student-centered public law school that advances knowledge and the common good, with a local impact, a national voice, and a global reach.


  • Service. Serving justice, the legal profession, the people of South Carolina, the nation, and the world.
  • Success. Placing students and their success in the center of all that we do, while promoting excellence and opportunity.
  • Passion. Fostering a scholarly community that promotes passion for the pursuit of knowledge, the exchange of impactful ideas, innovative research, and transformative teaching.
  • Integrity. Modeling and instilling integrity and professional values.
  • Community. Cultivating – through our words and actions – a diverse, inclusive, and civil community where everyone is valued and supported

About the Strom Law Firm

The personal injury, civil rights, and criminal defense attorneys at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. in Columbia, South Carolina have devoted their professional lives to serving the people and families of our state. Our firm’s purpose is simple — to help people. We remain true to this purpose regardless of whether our client has suffered a serious personal injury as the result of another’s negligence, or they have been arrested and charged with a serious criminal offense.

Contact the experienced and skilled legal team at Strom Law Firm in Columbia for a Free Consultation at 803-252-4800 or contact us online and find out if we are able to help



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