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On this week’s Wealthy Woman Lawyer® Podcast, we speak with Elizabeth Franklin-Best, Founder of Elizabeth Franklin-Best P.C. in Columbia, South Carolina. A former career public defender and death penalty defense attorney, Elizabeth focuses her private practice on federal criminal defense; state and federal direct appeals; federal post-conviction; and habeas proceedings. Elizabeth’s goal has been to create a new kind of law firm–one that aspires to provide the highest forms of advocacy and professionalism for all clients.

We chat with Elizabeth about her career as a woman in the criminal defense and appeals space, as well as:

  • How her core values inform her work
  • The need for gender diversity in criminal defense and appellate work 
  • Advice for women entering the criminal defense space
  • What keeps her going in tough cases
  • And more.