Catherine S. Hendrix, Partner
Divorce attorney Catherine Hendrix is the managing partner in the office of Lester & Hendrix, LLC, with offices in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Beaufort/Hilton Head, South Carolina. Mrs. Hendrix divides her time mainly between the Columbia office and the Myrtle Beach office. She received her B.A. in 1981 from the College of Charleston, majoring in Political Science. Mrs. Hendrix then graduated from the American School of Paralegal Studies at Winthrop University and worked as a domestic paralegal for 10 years prior to attending law school.
Mrs. Hendrix graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2000. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. Mrs. Hendrix was recognized by her peers as one of the 2011 Family Law Legal Elite in Richland County. She is a 2005 graduate of the American Bar Association National Family Law Trial Institute in Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Hendrix was a former Family Law Section Chair for the South Carolina Association for Justice while also serving on the Board, which position expired in August 2009. Mrs. Hendrix currently serves the South Carolina Association for Justice as the Convention Vice Chairman. She has served on the Board of the Solo and Small Firm Section Council of the South Carolina Bar for four years. Mrs. Hendrix is a certified family court mediator for the State of South Carolina, and serves as a Guardian ad Litem in the family courts of Lexington, Richland, Horry, and Fairfield Counties.
Mrs. Hendrix is active in the profession, routinely participating in continuing education seminars across the state speaking to both attorneys and paralegals. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, the South Carolina Association for Justice, and the Richland, Fairfield, Lexington, and Horry County Bar Associations. In 2011, Mrs. Hendrix authored a chapter on the practice of family law for a publication by the South Carolina Bar entitled, “The Briefcase Lawyer” and served as Editor of the South Carolina Bar publication “The Master Agreement.” She is also quite proud to be serving on the Board of the Mental Illness Recovery Incorporation of South Carolina.