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Smith Debnam Welcomes Lucas Fautua as Associate Attorney in Charleston Office

July 20, 2023

Charleston, S.C. (July 19, 2023) — Smith Debnam Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce the addition of Lucas Fautua as an Associate Attorney in their Charleston, South Carolina office. Fautua brings extensive experience and a deep commitment to clients in the areas of financial restructuring, real estate transactions, and debt collection.

Fautua is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Before joining Smith Debnam, he served as an Associate Attorney at Riley Pope & Laney, LLC in Columbia, South Carolina, where he focused on default servicing, bankruptcy, real estate transactions, and litigation. Prior to that, Fautua clerked for the Honorable David R. Duncan at the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina, where he contributed to the preparation of orders, opinions, and memoranda.

“We are delighted to welcome Lucas to our team at Smith Debnam,” said Jerry T. Myers, Managing Partner at Smith Debnam. “His exceptional legal skills, dedication to clients, and extensive background in financial restructuring and real estate litigation make him an invaluable asset to our firm.”

Fautua received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he actively participated in various organizations, such as the Student Bar Association, Peer Mentor Program, and Federalist Society. Prior to his legal studies, Fautua earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina State University (NCSU), where he served as the President of the Student Council for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

“I am thrilled about joining Smith Debnam and am excited to be in the Charleston Office,” said Fautua. “Smith Debnam offers a wide variety of legal services and practice areas throughout the Southeast. I look forward to the wide range of experiences to come.”

About Smith Debnam

For over five decades, Smith Debnam has been at the forefront of legal excellence, serving as a trusted advisor to institutions and individuals across a wide range of industries. Their team of accomplished legal professionals combines expertise, compassion, and a commitment to responsible representation. With headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a regional office in Charleston, South Carolina, Smith Debnam is strategically positioned to provide comprehensive legal services throughout the region. With extensive experience in state and federal courts across diverse practice areas, including Litigation, Creditors’ Rights, Transactional and Advisory Services, Divorce and Family Law, and Personal Representation, Smith Debnam delivers practical and effective solutions tailored to clients’ legal needs.


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