I am a sole practitioner with my practice in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. I opened my law practice in November 1993 with the goal of providing individuals with zealous, thoughtful, and reasonably priced legal services. I represent individuals all over the Lowcountry but primarily in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties.  I have an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and am listed as a SuperLawyer.

Over the years, my practice’s emphasis has increasingly focused on family law—especially divorce, alimony, property division, child custody, and child support—and appeals of family law cases. I practice family law because I believe it is important to help parents develop and maintain relationships with their children and to help spouses preserve their lifestyle when their marriage is no longer working.

Among experienced family law attorneys I am unusual in practicing without a paralegal or associate.  This means my clients always deal directly with me.  Every family law situation is unique. Having one and only one legal professional focusing on the matter means that I am learning directly from my client and others involved in the case.  For more complex matters I sometimes employ (with my client’s permission) a colleague to assist and divide responsibilities.

Being one of the few South Carolina family law attorneys to do significant trial and appellate work provides me an unusual perspective on handling cases at the family court level.  Because of my extensive experience in appeals, I begin each case considering what evidence I might need to sustain a successful or overcome a disappointing trial result on appeal.  This focus informs strategy and evidence gathering at every step of the litigation process, including the vast majority of cases that settle before trial.

My belief is that clients are best served when I provide dual roles as their lawyer: counselor and advocate. In the counselor role (which is always private), I try to guide clients to engage in ethically and legally correct behavior and develop and pursue realistic legal goals. In the advocate role, I zealously pursue client goals in my dealings with other parties, attorneys and the court. In providing both counsel and advocacy to my clients, I believe I can help them achieve these important goals.  Let me put my experience to work for you in helping you resolve your most important domestic issues.

In 2009 I undertook a formal 40-hour program in Family Law Mediation Training offered by the South Carolina Bar and am certified as a Family Court Mediator with the State of South Carolina.  In 2012 I attended Advanced Family Law Mediation training.  If you are interested in having me mediate your family law dispute, please contact my office.

If you are interested in retaining me as your attorney, you are welcome to click here to contact my office.


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171 Church Street, Suite 160, Charleston, SC 29401  ·  (843) 720-3749