Alex Heaton

Alex grew up in Orangeburg and graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications and a Minor in Political Science. After college, Alex began her career as a broadcast journalist and worked for several years as a news producer, investigative reporter, and anchor at television stations in Conway and Charleston. Her work spanned the Southeast and earned several Emmy nominations and state awards for outstanding coverage.

Meanwhile, Alex attended the Charleston School of Law to build on her skillset as a journalist and find a new way to give a voice to those in need. While a law student, Alex served as a teaching fellow in the legal writing department, was active in the school’s oral advocacy programs, and served as a vice president of the moot court board. She participated in several local, regional, and national appellate and trial advocacy competitions, winning awards for best advocacy at each. Alex continues to support Charleston School of Law’s advocacy programs by coaching trial teams each semester.

Following law school, Alex clerked for The Honorable Jennifer B. McCoy, a circuit court judge in Charleston County, before entering private practice in 2019 with an emphasis on insurance defense, personal injury, and premises liability.

Alex joined the Yarborough Applegate team in October 2021 to shift her focus to representing people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. She is member of the Charleston County Bar Association and is licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, and the United States District Court – District of South Carolina.

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  • 291 East Bay Street, Floor 2
    Charleston, SC 29401
  • T (843) 972-0150
  • F (843) 277-6691

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