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June 13, 2021

They’re united in their commitment to serve. Here’s The State’s 20 under 40 winners

The State

The State newspaper has recognized Columbia associate Donna Tillis Fyall in its annual “20 Under 40” recognition of young leaders with a history and dedication to serving others, according to the newspaper.  

Tillis Fyall has devoted substantial efforts to developing and supporting initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession and community and to offering her legal skills to the underserved, all while maintaining a robust legal practice. 

She is a member of the Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., secondary advisor of the Upsilon Chi Chapter of Delta (Columbia College); Richland County Bar Association Public Service Committee; and participates in Nelson Mullins’ Lawyers 4 Vets Program, the Wills for Heroes Program, and the Eviction Diversion Project. She was the first Black editor-in-chief of the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal at UofSC School of Law and is a graduate of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association Trial Academy and the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy. She serves as attorney/policy advisor for Nelson Mullins’ diversity and inclusion goals, a mentor to students through the UofSC School of Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA), and spearheaded the BLSA Writing and Practical Skills Workshop.

In a profile of Tillis Fyall, she discusses the best advice she has received from a mentor, what she likes best about living in the Midlands, and a life-changing event.

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