Associate – Litigation and Probate Administration
“Litigation can be a stressful experience for clients, especially when it involves the loss of a loved one. I have experience dealing with the complex dynamics and disputes that can exist in families involved in probate litigation matters. I work relentlessly in representing my clients so that they can have peace of mind during the litigation process while I fight to ensure that their loved one’s final wishes prevail.”
Anna E. Richter was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, SC. She graduated from Bishop England High School and then attended the University of South Carolina where she earned a BA in Political Science and a minor in Southern Studies. After college, Anna returned home to Charleston where she attended the Charleston School of Law, graduating in 2011. After completing law school, Anna served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Diane Shafer Goodstein in the First Judicial Circuit. She then joined the First Circuit Solicitor’s Office as the sole juvenile prosecutor for Orangeburg and Calhoun counties, practicing in family court and also managing juvenile diversionary programs including Juvenile Drug Court and Arbitration.
Upon departing the Orangeburg/Calhoun office of the First Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Anna then transferred to the Dorchester office of the First Circuit Solicitor’s Office where she prosecuted a General Sessions docket, primarily domestic violence and special victim offenses. Anna also took on the task of prosecuting magistrate level domestic violence offenses, and ran Domestic Violence court in Dorchester County Magistrate Court. While in the First Circuit, Anna also served as second chair in the prosecution of former Speaker of the SC House of Representatives in the public corruption probe under Solicitor David Pascoe. After several years in the First Circuit, Anna joined the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office where she ran DV Court at the magistrate level, as well as prosecuted a General Sessions docket. She has gained substantial trial experience while at the Solicitor’s offices in both the First and Ninth Circuits, and prosecuted an array of offenses ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, including Violent and Serious crimes. While in the Charleston Solicitor’s Office, Anna also served as the co-facilitator for the Ninth Judicial Circuit’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, and was a member of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee.
In 2019 Anna moved into private practice, where she has gained experience in complex civil litigation and probate litigation. The Town of Mount Pleasant Council unanimously appointed Anna to serve a two-year term as a Judge of the Municipal Court of Mount Pleasant in December of 2020. She was unanimously re-appointed in December of 2022.
She was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in November of 2012 and is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court of South Carolina. She practices with Slotchiver & Slotchiver, LLP, where she focuses primarily on probate litigation, will contests, and trust disputes. She also handles civil litigation and criminal law cases.