Nancy Jo Thomason was born in Columbia, where her father, Glenn W. Thomason, was finishing law school. Her family returned to Anderson when Nancy Jo was still a toddler. She grew up here and attended Anderson County Public Schools. Nancy Jo had a passion for the legal profession at a young age. She grew up in the legal community in Anderson watching her father and other lawyers try cases. Her legal education really started long before even graduating high school.
After obtaining a BA in Journalism, from the University of South Carolina, Nancy Jo earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina, School of Law.
Other than a year in the Greenville Solicitor’s office, Nancy Jo has been in private practice in Anderson, representing people involved in family law litigation, applying for Social Security benefits, facing pending criminal charges, and needing help with personal injury cases.
Nancy Jo not only has been representing clients for over twenty years, she also has a strong commitment to the Anderson community. She has served on several boards and volunteered to help many local organizations. Additionally, she is an active member of the Anderson County Bar and South Carolina Bar. She works with legal committees on the state level to improve the practice of law and the experience for clients.
Chairman of the Upstate Citizens Committee for the Judicial Merit Selection
Member of SC Bar Family Law Section Counsel
Member of SC Bar Practice and Procedure Committee
Served as Public Defender for the Anderson County Drug Court
Past Member of the Board of Directors Anderson Free Clinic
Past President and Member of the Board for New Foundations, Children and Family Services
Past Chairman and Member of the S.C. Board of Juvenile Parole
Past Member of the Governor’s Youth Council
Past Member of the Junior League of Anderson County
Past Member of the Board of Directors for the Bank of Anderson
Past President and Member of the Board of Directors of AID Upstate
Past Member Concord PTA
Past Member of the Board of Directors Anderson Arts Council