Rene is a shareholder and the chair of the Saxton & Stump Family Law Group working out of the firm’s Charleston office. She is also a member of the firm’s Education and Labor and Employment groups. Rene has significant experience in the legal field, both as an attorney for over a decade, and as a paralegal earlier in her career. Rene has a thriving practice in family court, handling a wide variety of domestic issues including, child custody, parental alienation, third party custody and visit modification actions, alimony, equitable division, termination of parental rights and familial adoption, and divorce.

Rene also works with businesses and organizations regarding employment issues. She has conducted investigations regarding allegations of employee misconduct and provided advice on employment policies and practices. She has also represented clients with employment issues such as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII, Title IX, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and South Carolina Payment of Wages Act.
Rene also focuses on education law and handles matters ranging from student disciplinary hearings to employee terminations to general liability claims.

As a supporter of pro bono aspect of her profession, Rene has dedicated herself to societal causes close to her heart. In addition to working with victims of human trafficking, she spent hundreds of hours working a complex child custody hearing following the June 2015 mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston that killed nine people.

Rene earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, an M.Ed. in Clinical Counseling, and her law degree from Charleston School of Law. She holds an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell. She has been voted to the “Legal Elite” ranking with Charleston Business Magazine for 2019 through 2022. She was named a South Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2016 to 2022, and in 2019, Charleston County named her the “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.”


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