Tina Cundari


E tcundari@sowellgray.com
P (803) 231-7834
F (803) 231-7863
Tina is a member of the firm and practices in the areas of commercial litigation, professional liability and ethics, and appellate advocacy. She has tried cases in state and federal court and in alternative dispute resolution forums, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In 2009, Tina was part of a team that tried a case for 11 weeks in the District of Montana. Tina has written numerous appellate briefs on a wide range of issues and has argued before state and federal appellate courts.

Tina represents individuals and entities in disputes involving allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder oppression, and business torts. She represents lawyers and law firms in cases involving allegations of legal malpractice. She represents government entities and individuals in cases involving constitutional issues. Tina’s experience also includes representing lawyers before the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, and financial advisors and brokers before FINRA’s enforcement department.

Tina co-chairs the firm’s pro bono committee and represents indigent clients in cases involving consumer, family, and criminal law issues.
  • South Carolina Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • College of Charleston, B.A. in English, Honors College Graduate, 1996
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 2003
  • American Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • The Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court (2003-2005)
  • The Honorable Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (April-July 2010)
  • Panelist (with Alana Odom Williams and Suzanne Graham Grigg), “So You Want to Be a Partner?,” South Carolina Women Lawyer’s Association, Columbia (Mar. 2014).
  • Presenter, “Ten Tips for Persuasive Legal Writing,” South Carolina Bar Convention, Kiawah (Jan. 2014).
  • Panelist (with Judge Michelle Childs and Cal Watson), “Discovery in the World of Social Media,” Hide and Seek: A Practitioner’s Guide to Ethical and Effective Discovery Practices, Sowell Gray CLE Series, Columbia (Jan. 2014).
  • Panelist (with John S. Nichols), “Transitioning into the Private Practice of Law,” presented to the law clerks and staff attorneys of the South Carolina Supreme Court and the South Carolina Court of Appeals, Columbia (Dec. 2013).
  • Panelist (with Norah Rogers), “Pro Bono Administrators,” South Carolina Pro Bono Summit, Columbia (Oct. 2013).
  • Panelist (with Bobby Stepp and Grady Beard) and Moderator (for panel including Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal, Judge John Geathers, and Judge Aphrodite Konduros), Keep Calm and Appeal On: Appellate Practice in South Carolina, Sowell Gray CLE Series (Jan. 2013).
  • Panelist (with Sue Berkowitz, Thomas L. Bruce, and Patricia Morrison), “In the Trenches,” South Carolina Pro Bono Summit, Columbia (Oct. 2012).
  • Presenter, “How to Succeed in a Mid-Size Firm,” Bridge the Gap, South Carolina Bar (Aug. 2012).
  • Presenter, “Writing Matters: Simple Ways to Make Your Written Work Better,” South Carolina Bar Convention, Columbia (Jan. 2012).
  • Moderator (for panel including Elizabeth Van Doren Gray and Cal Watson), “Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims,” Legal Ethics and Professional Liability: New Tactics for Small Firms and Solo Practitioners, Sowell Gray CLE Series (Jan. 2011).
  • Co-Author (with Elizabeth Van Doren Gray), “Who Can Stay and Who Must Go: The Tension Between Witness Sequestration and the Right of Crime Victims to Be Present,” 21 S.C. Law. 38 (Mar. 2010).
  • Presenter, “Freedom of Information Act,” Government Law Section, South Carolina Bar, Columbia (June 2008).
  • Immediate Past President, John Belton O’Neall American Inn of Court
  • Secretary, South Carolina Bar, Section on Trial and Appellate Advocacy
  • Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, 2016), Appellate Practice
  • Leadership in Law, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly (2015)
  • 20 Under 40, The State Newspaper (2012)
  • South Carolina “Super Lawyer” Rising Star, Business Litigation (2012- 2014)
  • Immediate Past Chair, Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia
  • Member, Advisory Board for the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism
  • Shandon Neighborhood Council (Member 2008-2013; President 2010-2012)