Meet Tally Casey

First Female Fighter Pilot

Lt. Col. Tally Parham Casey was the first female fighter pilot in South Carolina. A former F-16 pilot with the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 157th Fighter Squadron, where she enlisted in 1996, she is a veteran of three combat tours over Iraq, including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Northern Watch, and Operation Southern Watch.

Decorated Airwoman

She has nearly 1500 hours in the F-16, more than 100 of which were in combat. Her awards and decorations include the Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, SC Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Air Force Longevity Service Award.

Trailblazing Attorney & CEO

Tally has also been an attorney for over 20 years, maintaining her full-time law practice throughout her years of military service. In 2017 she was elected as Chair of Wyche, P.A. in Columbia, S.C., where she started practicing in 2000 and became a shareholder in 2008. Tally is now the CEO of Wyche, P.A.

Academic & Legal Excellence

In 2005, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cameron McGowan Currie, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.

She was named the S.C. Bar’s Young Lawyer of the Year for 2004 and served two terms in the S.C. Bar House of Delegates for the 5th Judicial Circuit. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2015 and one of the Top 25 lawyers in South Carolina by South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine in 2017 and 2020. She is a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. Tally was selected as a Liberty Fellow for the Class of 2017.

Giving Back

Her community service includes service on the Richland County Airport Commission from 2016 to 2020, the Board of Directors for South Carolina’s WREN (Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network), EdVenture Children’s Museum, Palmetto Base Camp, and the South Carolina State Library Foundation Board. She was named as one of the “20 Under 40” by The Columbia Business Journal in 2009.

Greenville Native, Wife, Mom

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, she is married to Lt. Col. Matthew N. Casey (Ret.), a FedEx pilot and former F-16 pilot and Commander of the Reserve Detachment at Shaw AFB in Sumter, South Carolina. Together they have three children, Mia, Wyatt, and Jaxon.

Future Lieutenant Governor

Now, Tally is joining as Joe’s running mate because she believes South Carolina can be better and she’s ready to work to bring us into the future.

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