Heidi B. Carey

Heidi B. Carey of Riley Pope & Laney is an attorney in Columbia, SC. She represents mortgage banking creditors and manages the day-to-day operations of the firm’s default servicing practice. Ms. Carey joined Riley Pope and Laney in 2008 and became a member of the firm in 2010.

Ms. Carey graduated magna cum laude from the Honors College of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a minor in Business, and a Performance Certificate from the School of Music in Cello. Upon graduation, she attended the University of South Carolina School of Law where she was Articles Editor of the South Carolina Environmental Law Journal. She began her law practice representing clients in business litigation and commercial real estate matters.

In 1998 she became in-house counsel to Fleet Mortgage Group, Inc. and Washington Mutual Bank managing mortgage banking litigation nationwide, and advising corporate clients on a wide range of mortgage servicing issues relating to customer service, tax payments, hazard insurance, foreclosures, collections, loss mitigation, mortgage insurance, and bankruptcy. While at Fleet Mortgage, she was also a member of the Fleet Mortgage Corp. Privacy Task Force for implementation of practices and procedures to comply with the newly enacted Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Privacy Act.

Since 2001, Ms. Carey has practiced residential foreclosure and bankruptcy law and supervised and managed both paralegals and attorneys. She is a frequent speaker at default servicing and on-site lender training events. Ms. Carey is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the Richland County Bar Associations and admitted to practice before all South Carolina state courts and the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, is listed in the Best Lawyers in America for Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, and has been recognized several times as part of the Legal Elite of the Midlands for foreclosure by the Greater Columbia Business Monthly magazine.

Ms. Carey continues her musical career as a tenured cello section member of the South Carolina Philharmonic, and also serves at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Ms. Carey, her husband Ken, and their two children reside in Columbia, South Carolina.