Dana S. Fields, Esquire

Dana S. Fields

About Dana:

Dana Fields grew up in Colonial Heights, Virginia. She attended Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is where she credits her love for politics and humanitarian issues, as well as living by the Queens motto “Non ministrari sed ministrare”, “Not to be served but to serve”. She graduated from Queens in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After college, she moved to Charleston, South Carolina and worked as a police officer for almost six years, and trained in municipal law enforcement. She acquired several certifications, including gang training, DUI detection, drug interdiction, and cross-trained with the fire department. She medically retired from law enforcement in 2004.

Wanting to effect change at a higher level, she moved to Houston, Texas and attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude (3rd in her class). While in law school, she was active in international causes, moot court, mock trial, and graduated with a Specialization in International and Immigration Law. Dana was an editor on TMSL Law Review, and worked in the school’s Immigration Legal Clinic, assisting with several deportation defense cases and trafficking visa applications.

After graduation, she passed the South Carolina bar and worked in Houston as a litigation investigator for a year. She was licensed in private investigation and became a Texas – credentialed family and civil law mediator. Dana also worked as a consultant on international law and domestic criminal law. In January 2009, she moved to Torino, Italy where she received her Master of Law degree in International Crime and Justice from the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the University of Torino. After the LL.M., Dana accepted an internship at the Institute in the Training and Advanced Education Unit where she was an Associate Programme Officer for the United Nations. Following her internship, she was awarded a position as a Junior Fellow.

Dana returned to South Carolina in October of 2010, continuing with her consulting work and volunteering her time for international organisations and humanitarian issues. She felt there was a need in the Charleston area for affordable legal services to all persons, as well as a need for a law practice where the attorneys understand the many cultural and sensitive issues involved in legal cases; the Fields Law Office was created to fill this need.

Dana also currently holds a position as an adjunct professor with the Charleston School of Law.