Attorneys


Areas of Practice

  • Employment
  • Business Law
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Contracts
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law – Juris Doctorate, 1990
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC – Bachelor of Arts Political Science

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Horry County Bar Association, Past President
  • South Carolina Bar Association

Glenn Ohanesian | Biography

Glenn  started college at age 14 and went on to graduate in 1987 from the Honors College at USC in Columbia at age 18. He then obtained his law degree from the USC School of Law in 1990 at age 20.

He was recognized in law school with the Moot Court "Spirit of the Competition" Award and the American Jurisprudence Award in Real Estate Transactions. He also was runner-up in the J. Woodrow Lewis Moot Court Competition, during which he argued before the S.C. Supreme Court.


Since law school, he has been a two-time recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation from the S.C. Pro Bono Program. He attended the Defense Attorneys Trial Academy in 1991. Glenn has argued and prepared briefs before the S.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and has practiced in the United States Court of Appeals as well. He has been a member of the South Carolina and American Trial Lawyers Associations. He is a Certified Mediator and was also a Hearing Officer for the South Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Division. He has served as President of the Horry County Bar Association and Secretary of the Col. Lemuel Benton Chapter, SAR, and has served multiple terms as Chancellor for the State SAR (of which he is a life member) and as Knight Essay Chair for the State SAR. He is also a Mason, holding membership at Marlboro Lodge #88 in Bennettsville, SC. Glenn has been a member of the Grand Strand Optimist Club (focused on the youth of our community) and has served on its Board of Directors, as well as the Board of Directors for a division of the Better Business Bureau. He is a graduate of Leadership Grand Strand, a program sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. He is formerly a professor of Business Law at The Golf Academy of the Carolinas, a satellite campus to the San Diego Golf Academy. He has been a proud coach of his sons' baseball, football, and basketball teams. He is a founding member  of The Well by the Sea Church in Myrtle Beach, where he has served on the vestry since the inception of the church and serves on the prayer and healing teams weekly.

Glenn has practiced law in a variety of fields, including employment; litigation; foreclosure defense; homeowners association issues; insurance disputes; corporate law; contracts; and construction actions.


Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff
  • Medical Negligence
  • Social Security Disability
  • Mediation
  • Litigation

Admissions

  • South Carolina 1993
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law – Juris Doctorate, 1993
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC – Bachelor of Arts Political Science

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Coastal Inn of Court, Master
  • Horry County Bar Association, Past President
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Coastal Women Lawyers Association
  • 15th Judicial Circuit Resolution of Fee Disputes Board, Chair

Publications

  • South Carolina Civil Trial Techniques Handbook - Closing Arguments
  • South Carolina Jurisprudence - Medical and Health Professionals

Honors & Accomplishments

  • Medical Malpractice Attorney of the Year (2009)
  • Former President of the Horry County Bar Association (2001)
  • Former Member Horry County Advisory Circuit Court Committee
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
    • Board of Governors (2001-2007)
    • PAC
    • Former Positions held:
      • Chairperson of the Ethics and Professionalism Section
      • Executive Committee
      • Honors & Recognition Committee
  • Former Board of Governors
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former Chairperson of the Paralegal Task Force for the SC Bar Association

Karolan Ohanesian | Biography

Karolan Ohanesian is a partner with Ohanesian Law Firm. She received her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1993, after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Carolina in 1988. It was at the university where she met her husband, Glenn Ohanesian, with whom she now practices in Myrtle Beach. She is admitted to practice law in the state of South Carolina, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Horry County Bar Association, South Carolina Association for Justice, South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, and is a Master in the Coastal American Inn of Court. Mrs. Ohanesian is also a certified Circuit Court and Family Court Mediator.

In her years as an attorney, Mrs. Ohanesian has held many prominent roles throughout the state of South Carolina. In 2001, she served as President of the Horry County Bar Association. She has also served as the Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President of the Horry County Bar Association. Some of her other notable memberships and achievements are listed above.

She was a volunteer attorney with Trial Lawyers Care, an organization providing pro bono assistance for victims of September 11th tragedy. Karolan authored the Closing Arguments chapter in the South Carolina Civil Trial Techniques Handbook, and co-authored the Medical and Health Professionals Chapter in South Carolina Jurisprudence. Her areas of practice include personal injury; medical negligence; social security disability; litigation and mediation.