Ann E. Rice Ervin
Ann E. Rice Ervin focuses her practice on representing victims injured by harmful pharmaceutical drugs and defective medical devices, working to hold accountable those responsible for corporate wrongdoing and inadequate product warning, research and testing.
Ann joined Motley Rice as an associate after first serving for two years as a law clerk for a New York plaintiffs' law firm while simultaneously earning a Master of Arts degree in Bioethics from New York University. As a law clerk, she gained experience conducting legal research and analysis for complex environmental litigation involving landfills, toxic spills, vapor intrusion and water contamination. The combination of her legal skill and knowledge of the bioethics field, specifically as it relates to the world of medicine, makes her an asset to Motley Rice's efforts on behalf of its medical clients.
While earning her bioethics degree, Ann interned with the Medical University of South Carolina's (MUSC) Ethics Committee and Ethics Consultation Service, which she joined earlier this year as a Community Representative to help facilitate discussions among patients, families and hospital staff in an effort to resolve ethical conflicts. She also began working as a research assistant on an experimental philosophy study determining the role of bioethics in a clinicians moral reasoning, specifically examining clinicians at three Charleston hospitals. This project was ultimately chosen to be part of Yale University's Experiment Month contest. Ann continues to hold each of these positions as a complement to her work in the legal field.
During law school, Ann worked as an intern for Washington Governor, Christine O. Gregoire. She also served as a summer special project research assistant with Duke University School of Law and focused her research on exploring whether the law imposes barriers or obligations to medical providers who wish to treat illegal immigrants for ethical reasons. Ann received both the Life Scholarship and Hope Scholarship as an undergraduate student at the University of South Carolina.
Ann is a former member of the Student Chapter of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association and Palmetto Law Society and has volunteered for organizations that include the Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital, Relay-for-Life, Meals on Wheels, The Angel Tree and Project Clean Carolina. She also actively supports the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center. An equestrian since 1988 and national level competitor in the hunters/jumpers division since 1994, she has been ranked in the national top 50 of her division for the past 15 years. Ann is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, South Carolina Association for Justice, Charleston County Bar Association and state bar of South Carolina.
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