People seeking disability benefits need someone who understands government bureaucracy just as much as the law. This is where Mallary Scheer stands out.

Before earning her J.D., Mallary graduated from the University of Georgia and earned a Master of Public Administration from UGA’s #1 internationally ranked program. With a specialization in Public Financial Management, Mallary then served as a Government Services Specialist for a regional commission in Georgia.

Wanting to work more with individuals and less with the government, Mallary attended the Charleston School of Law where she founded the Public Interest Legal Society and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Journal.

Upon graduation, Mallary served as a Staff Attorney with Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services before being promoted to serve as the organization’s Deputy Director. There, Mallary worked on a variety of civil legal matters including family law, probate law, and Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases for qualifying low-income clients.

After witnessing the need firsthand, Mallary decided to start her own practice and focused on helping disabled individuals effectively fight the systems in place to earn their benefits.

In addition to her law practice, Mallary is working on a research paper that addresses issues with the service deliveries of Social Security disability. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Research and Writing at the Charleston School of Law, Chair of the Charleston County Bar Association’s Social Security Section, Board Member of Charleston Legal Access, Youth Policy Advocate for the ACLU, and a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).

When not working, Mallary can often be found at the barn riding and caring for her horses.