After spending most of her childhood in Conway, SC, Ranee attended high school at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware, but returned to South Carolina for her undergraduate degree and graduated with honors from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina with a degree in Spanish and drawing. Adventure carried her to Fort Collins, Colorado for several years before she returned to South Carolina for law school. Prior to starting her studies, she worked as the administrative assistant for the Honorable Kaye G. Hearn, then Chief Judge for the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
On completion of her degree at the South Carolina School of Law, she returned to clerk for now-Justice Hearn at the Supreme Court of South Carolina for almost five years. After a brief stint at the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Division, Ranee accepted a position in the Mount Pleasant office of McGowan, Hood, Felder, and Phillips, LLC.
As a plaintiff’s attorney, Ranee enjoyed advocating for those unjustly injured around the nation in complex class actions, multi-district litigation, and government representation. Eventually, her passion for criminal law called her back to Columbia and she is grateful to serve individuals who need a voice in the justice system.
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In 2008, I was convicted of homicide by child abuse and sentenced to 35 years in prison. My case ended up in the appellate defense office. I felt so hopeless at that time. It was only 2008, and my release date wasn’t until 2039.
Mrs. Best kept in constant contact with me through letters and was very encouraging when I spoke with her on the phone while in prison at Camille Griffin Graham in South Carolina…
I have been free since 2013. If it wasn’t for her and her hard work there’s no way I would be out of prison right now. The Court finally reversed my conviction in 2013…
I repeat the supreme Court let me go!!!! I thank God for her if you’re looking for someone that’s truly going to fight for you, I would highly recommend Mrs. Best you will not be disappointed if you don’t believe this, please look my name up I’m in the wrongfully convicted database.
God used her to help me, and I am forever grateful! Mrs. Best, thank you!!!!! You will be forever in my heart I’ll never forget you!
Our track record in the United States Federal Court of Appeals
I can't recommend Besty highly enough! She is the go-to appellate lawyer in the State of South Carolina and whenever I can refer her a client I will because I know they will be in trusted hands.
I would like to say that so far this has been the best interaction with an attorney’s office. The communication is seamless and there is always someone available to answer questions when they arise.
Elizabeth Franklin-Best has a passion for her work, knowledge of the law, compassion for her clients, she listens, and has effective writing skills! She is reasonably priced and she truly fights for you!!
When I hired Elizabeth Franklin-Best I received the best experience I've ever had with an attorney. Her genuineness, professionalism ,and legal expertise is unrivaled.
Nothing in the court of law is guaranteed in today’s court systems but if you need a firm that will fight for you and knows the system and the laws then Elizabeth Franklin Best and her team is who you need to hire.
Her office is very professional and Rebecca was very energetic during our conversation. The consultation went great with my relative and he's in great spirits and looking forward to being home very soon!!
When I hired Elizabeth Franklin-Best I received the best experience I've ever had with an attorney. Her genuineness, professionalism ,and legal expertise is unrivaled. She and her team showed a genuine concern with our case and
Elizabeth and her staff are absolutely the best in the business, I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for help with a conviction.
Cases We Handle
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