March is Women’s History Month and The HBCU Podcast is celebrating with the “Phenomenal Woman” series. The series features 5 episodes dedicated to highlighting women who have made great strides in their respective career fields to achieve great success.
On this episode, we speak with Harriet Huell Lampkin. She’s a graduate of Claflin University. Harriet is an attorney and non-profit executive director. During this episode, we talk about her HBCU experience, mentorship, the business of law and giving.
Harriet Huell Lampkin is a native of Salters, SC, and the youngest child of Mr. & Mrs. Harry and Linda Huell. She graduated valedictorian of Kingstree Senior High School in 2001, and summa cum laude from Claflin University, with a degree in Mass Communications, in 2005. She received her master’s degree in Media Studies from The Pennsylvania State University in 2007, and her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010.
Licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and South Carolina, Harriet begin her legal career at a boutique law firm in Durham, NC, working in the areas of employment law, litigation, and affordable housing. Presently, Harriet wears many hats.
She works as Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs for the Charlotte Housing Authority, an organization which holds a portfolio of approximately $500 million dollars in real estate, and provides affordable housing to more than 22,000 residents in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. There, she is directly responsible for the Legal, Risk Management, and Resident Safety Divisions.
Harriet also owns The Lampkin Law Firm, LLC. Her firm practices in the areas of personal injury, employment law, litigation, landlord/tenant, business formation, church law, family law, and wills and estates. Additionally, Harriet serves as General Counsel for Grace Cathedral Ministries, Inc., in Sumter, South Carolina. Harriet is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and is Co-Founder of the Jeffrey and Harriet Lampkin Foundation, a non-profit organization that strives to develop excellence in children, and provides a myriad of community service projects to multiple communities in and around South Carolina and North Carolina.
She is happily married to the love of her life, Mr. Jeffrey Lampkin. They reside in Blythewood, South Carolina. Harriet’s personal philosophy for life is Luke 1:37, “For with God, nothing shall be impossible!”