Womble Bond Dickinson retired litigation Partner Erna Womble is a 2022 recipient of the University of South Carolina School of Law’s highest alumni honor – the Platinum Compleat Lawyer Award. Erna was represented on the occasion by Womble Bond Dickinson (US) Chair & CEO Betty Temple, who accepted the handsome medallion on Erna’s behalf.
The Compleat Lawyer Awards were established in 1992 by the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council to recognize alumni for outstanding civic and professional accomplishments. Recipients are individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standards of professional competence, ethics and integrity.
Erna Womble graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1986 and joined the firm in 1987 after completing a federal clerkship. About this recognition, Womble says, “I am profoundly honored by the award from the law school which began my career as a lawyer-in-training. One of my excellent professors often admonished that when lawyers cease to learn, they cease to be good lawyers. More than three decades later, I’m still a lawyer-in-training. I am forever grateful to my beloved firm which afforded me the singular privilege of raising children whilst working with scions of industry and holders of the public trust in serving some of the firm’s best clients. Bill and I cherish our ongoing, lifelong, personal and professional relationships with many staff members and lawyers throughout the firm as well as its clients.”
Womble and her husband, fellow Womble Bond Dickinson retired litigation Partner Bill Womble Jr., currently serve as Co-Presidents of Clearly Bespoke Strategies, Inc., a confidential, bespoke strategic advising company.