Marcedes K. Smith is a December 2020 Charleston School of Law graduate. While attending CSOL, Marcedes was involved in several organizations including the Trial Advocacy Board (Vice-President, 2020-2021), Keith J. Williams Chapter of the National Black Law Student Association (Parliamentarian 2019-2020), Alliance for Equity, Federal Bar Association, Charleston Bar Association, and the Young Lawyers Division. Marcedes is originally from San Antonio, Texas but grew up in Marion, SC.
Marcedes attended Francis Marion University (Florence, SC) for her undergraduate degree. Marcedes received her Bachelors of Science in Political Science with a minor in chemistry. During her undergraduate career, Marcedes was a McNair scholar all 4 years, and heavily involved on campus academically through her work as a writing assistant in the campus wide Writing Center, math tutor, and a member of the Honor’s college.
Socially, Marcedes served as Diplomat, NAACP member, Student Government Senator of the Year, Chair of Judiciary & Oversight Committee, Student Government President 2017-2018 and Ms. FMU 2017. Marcedes also had the opportunity to study abroad where she took classes and seminars related to international relations and public policy.
Marcedes has been with Condon Family Law & Mediation since June 2020 as a law clerk. Marcedes will take the July 2021 SC Bar, after which she will become an associate of the firm.