Makenzie Wagner graduated summa cum laude from Newberry College in 2018 with a B.A. in English, and is currently in her second year of law school at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Ms. Wagner has experience clerking for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina and in the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Ms. Wagner grew up in Columbia, SC and pursed a career in law as a means to protect the rights and liberties of those in the community that shaped her. Ms. Wagner is passionate about serious criminal defense and the protection of civil rights. At the Shealey Law Firm, Ms. Wagner assists the practicing attorneys in trial preparation, legal research and drafting.