Helen Ann S. Thrower
Attorney at Law
3924 Forest Drive, Suite 1
Columbia, SC 29204
Helen Ann is a general practitioner with an emphasis on family law. She has a passionate and personal approach to her cases with an emphasis on fairness and equity. Working with individuals going through difficult and emotional situations, very often involving children, she strives to be accessible, approachable and knows it is not just about the end results â it is also the process of getting there.
Helen Ann received her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1999. Following a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Diane S. Goodstein, Circuit Court Judge, she served as staff counsel to the SC House of Representativeâs Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee. During that time, she also served as counsel to the Judicial Merit Selection Commission, the Committee to review Candidates for the SC Public Service Commission and provided legal representation to the House of Representatives before the Supreme Court in Condon v. Hodges, 39 S.C. 232, 562 S.E.2d 623 (2002).
In 2004, she left the House of Representatives to become General Counsel to the South Carolina Medical Association.
Her love of the political process and her affection for the House of Representatives called her back to it, and she was appointed Assistant Clerk for the House of Representatives on January 1, 2005. During that time, she also worked as Assistant Director of Research and Legal Counsel to the House Ethics Committee.
In January of 2007, she became Director of Governmental Affairs and Legal Counsel to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.
In 2009, Helen Ann was named Chief of Staff to the then Lt. Governor of South Carolina, Andre Bauer and then went on to work as Legislative Liaison for the SC Department of Insurance.
Since 2012, Helen Ann has been a practicing attorney in Columbia, South Carolina, focusing on Family Law.