Biography

Darrett Drayton is a lifelong learner that never stops challenging himself. Through his 16 year athletic career, including 3 seasons of college football, he developed discipline and tenacity that are the foundation of his legal career.

During law school, Darrett served as an Associate Justice for the UofSC School of Law Moot Court Bar. As a member of Moot Court, he was a finalist in the Kate Bockman Moot Court Competition. He was also the Parliamentarian and a Peer Mentor for the Student Bar Association.

Passionate about serving others, Darrett was a member of the Black Law Students Association. Through BLSA, he was gifted the opportunity to be an AVID Mentor to sixth graders at Summit Parkway Middle School. He also provided mentorship to minority, college students seeking admission to law school.  As a Charleston, SC native, Darrett looks forward to connecting to his new community now that he is settled in North Carolina.

Darrett is a devoted fan of the South Carolina Gamecocks and Atlanta Falcons. In his free time, he enjoys working out, attending church, traveling, and spending time with his family and dog, Gatsby.

Experience and Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:

  • North Carolina State Bar

University of South Carolina School of Law:

  • South Carolina Moot Court Bar, Associate Justice of Publicity and Alumni Relations
    • Competed in Kate Bockman and J. Woodrow Lewis Moot Court Competitions
      • Completed appellate briefs and argued before a panel of judges
  • Matthew J. Perry chapter, Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
    • Banquet Committee – Hospitality Coordinator
    • Undergraduate Mentoring Program
  • Student Bar Association, Parliamentarian and Election Committee
  • Phi Delta Phi, The International Legal Honor Society
  • Technology Law
    • Conducted a live class session with Allen University Sport’s Law students about CTE litigation, wearable technology, and data protection.
  • Summit Parkway Middle School, sixth-grade mentor
    • Presented fun lessons to students to create interest in the law
    • Worked through group assignments with students teaching them how to analyze simple issues and form arguments
  • Black Law Students Association Undergraduate Mentor
    • Provided black undergraduate students mentorship in their pursuit of attending law school
Honors

HONORS:

University of South Carolina School of Law:

  • Awarded “best oralist” in Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing oral arguments competition
  • Finalist in the Kate Bockman Moot Court Competition