From assisting clients in the event of a data breach to helping businesses create policies that comply with privacy law, Jax’s practice encompasses a range of information security matters. These include data protection, compliance with state and federal privacy laws and data breach response management.

She holds a CIPP/US designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. The organization is the largest and most comprehensive information privacy resource in the world. She earned the credential in 2016 after completing extensive training and passing a comprehensive exam covering both laws and best practices.

The CIPP/US credential positions her to help clients in the private sector with a range of privacy matters, including response and recovery in the event of data breaches. She also can help proactive businesses or organizations draft policies that comply with privacy laws.

Originally from Lemon Grove, California, Pavlicek’s interest in the legal system dates back to her undergraduate days at  San Diego State University. While earning her bachelor’s in criminal justice, she served as an investigative intern at San Diego County’s Multiple Conflicts Office, a division of the county Public Defenders Office. She also worked as a consultant in the surveillance field. After graduating, she worked as an assistant to a jury consultant. In that role, she helped select juries for high-profile criminal and civil cases.

Pavlicek then came to Columbia to attend the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2012. She earned numerous honors, such as CALI Awards in civil procedure, torts and legal research. As a mock trial competitor, she was honored by her peers with awards for Best Overall Advocacy, Best Opening Statement and Best Cross-Examination. She remains active in mock trial programs, serving as a volunteer judge for various mock trial competitions.

Before entering private practice in 2014, she worked as a staff attorney for the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

In addition to information security, privacy and data protection, Jax represents clients in litigation and appellate work in a variety of practice areas. Along with Burnette Shutt & McDaniel founding partners Malissa Burnette and Nekki Shutt, she was part of the legal team that paved the way for same-sex marriage in South Carolina.


  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2014
  • South Carolina, 2012

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, juris doctor, cum laude, 2012
    • Dean’s List
    • South Carolina Law Review (Vol. 63 Editorial Board)
  • San Diego State University, B.S. in criminal justice, magna cum laude, 2008
    • Phi Alpha Delta, founding pre-law chapter secretary 2007-08
    • Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society, president 2006-08

  • South Carolina Bar
    • Technology Committee, 2018 to present
      • Chair, Best Practices Subcommittee, 2018 to present
    • SC Bar Leadership Academy, Class of 2017
    • Resolution of Fee Disputes Board, 5th Circuit, 2016 to present
    • Practice and Procedure Committee, 2016 to present
    • Employment and Labor Law Section, 2015 to present
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Committee 2015 to present
    • Law Related Education Committee, 2013 to present
      • Mock Trial Subcommittee
        • Volunteer scoring and presiding judge for state and regional middle and high school mock trial competitions
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Columbia World Affairs Council, Board of Directors member, 2015-2018
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals member, 2015 to present
  • Young Privacy Professional Leader
    • Columbia Knowledge Net Chapter
      •  Co-chair, 2018 to present
Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2019
  • Columbia Business Monthly “Legal Elite of the Midlands,” Family Law, 2018
  • Columbia Business Monthly 2016 Best and Brightest
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Phi Delta Phi: Calhoun Inn
  • CALI Awards
    • Legal Research, Torts II, Civil Procedure I
  • Trial Advocacy Bar
  • Justice of Community Relations
  • TYLA Competitor
    • Best Overall Advocate
    • Best Opening Statement
    • Best Cross-Examination

  • Presenter, South Carolina Bar Employment Law Division Mid-Year Conference, Protecting Employee Data CLE, May 2018