Local law firms specializing in the needs of the LGBT community are encouraged to list their services on this legal resources page. SC Equality provides this complimentary service to LGBT South Carolinians seeking legal representation and to attorneys working with the LGBT community. To be listed, law firms must complete this brief questionnaire and return it to info@scequality.org.


Columbia, SC

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, PA
912 Lady St. Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 850-0912
Malissa Burnette – mburnette@burnetteshaw.law
Kathleen McDaniel – kmcdaniel@burnetteshaw.law
Nekki Shutt – nshutt@burnetteshutt.law
Mailing address:
PO 1929
Columbia, SC 29202
*Experienced working with the LGBT+ community, particularly regarding employment, family law, and other
discrimination issues.

Catherine Johnson
625 Taylor Street (2nd floor), Columbia, SC 29201

Heather Cairns
Cairns Law Firm, LLC
Estate Planning, Probate Administration, Real Estate and Domestic 2537 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29204
803.771.6979 Telephone
803.771.0987 Facsimile
E-Mail: heather@cairnslawfirm.com

Charleston, SC

Ashley Andrews
544 Savannah Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29407

David Aylor, Attorney at Law
24 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843)-577-5530, Fax 843-577-9204
E-Mail: david@davidaylor.com
Office is handicap accessible; free consultations; has many contacts in the LGBT community. Areas of focus
include Family Law, Criminal Defense and Workers’ Compensation

Anne Frances Bleecker
The Bleecker Law Firm, LLC
561 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone : (843) 571-2725
Fax : (843) 571-2750
Website : www.bleeckerlawfirm.net/
E-Mail: afbleecker@bleeckerlawfirm.com
Family Court and Law. Supportive of LGBT concerns. Areas of focus include divorce, child custody, marital
(including prenuptial), mediation and arbitration.

Colleen T. Condon, Esquire
Condon Family Law, LLC
3 Gamecock Avenue, Suite 301
Charleston SC 29407
Phone: (843) 225-7288, Fax: (843) 225-7289, Toll-Free: (866) 234-7894
Website: www.colleencondonlaw.com
E-Mail: colleen@colleencondonlaw.com
Experienced in work with the LGBT community regarding family law, specifically divorces (keeping both
parties civil when someone is coming out of the closet and leaving their spouse) and custody matters.

Rebecca Epstein
Epstein & Howell
720 Dupont Road
Charleston, SC 29407
Mailing address: Post Office Box 31517 Charleston, SC 29417-1517
Phone: 843/735-8417
Civil Litigation, Wills and Estate Planning, Business and Contract Law and Minor Criminal and traffic matters.
Special Interest in all LGBT Issues
I was the co-founder of Charleston School of Law’s Alliance for Equality, a group which sought to protect and promote the legal rights
of the LGBT community.

Cindy Floyd
1327 Ashley River Road Building C, Suite 100 Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 820-5356, Fax: (843) 576-0150
E-Mail: cmfloydlaw@aol.com
Web site: www.cmfloydlaw.com
Has aided members of the LGBT community with Adoption, Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of
Attorney, and Probate. Also works with Social Security and Disability.

Thomas P. Gressette, Jr.
Walter, Gressette, Freeman & Linton, LLC
66 Hasell St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 727-2249
email : Gressette@WGFLLAW.com
Mailing address:
PO Box 22176
Charleston, SC 29413
Website: http://www.wgfllaw.com/37crwzddp51c6g8whtwkrn7acnwxjd
* Practice focused on litigation; representing injured persons in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases;
also handles general litigation and business litigation cases. Free initial consultations.

Suzanne Groff
PO Box 12510
Charleston SC 29422
Office: 1816 Belgrade Ave STE 101
Charleston SC 29407
Phone: (843) 406-7733 Fax: (843) 406-0205
E-Mail: suzannegroff@grofflaw.com
A former board member of AFFA, has much experience with LGBT issues. Has helped LGBT clients with
adoptions, name-changes, co-guardianships. Office is handicap accessible, fees vary.

Mary Ann Hall
1816 Belgrade Ave STE 101
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 377-1341, Fax: (843) 377-1344
E-Mail: paralegal@mahlawfirm.com
Web site: www.mahlawfirm.com
Family Law/Domestic Relations. Experienced with matters concerning LGBT individuals.

Edward Hawkins
Hawkins Law Firm, P.A.
800 Wappoo Road
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 225-7565
E-Mail: hawkinslawfirm@aol.com
Primarily practices in Family Court, but also does criminal defense. Initial consultation is free, retainer fee
determined on an individual case basis.

Catherine LaFond, PA
544 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 762-3554, Fax: (843) 377-0111
Website: www.lafondlaw.com
E-Mail: Catherine@lafondlaw.com
Areas of Focus: Real Estate Purchase and Refinance Closings, and Estate Planning. Board member of both
AFFA and of the Charleston School of Law Gay-Straight Alliance (known as Alliance for Equality). Over ten
years experience in preparing estate planning documents (wills, durable powers of attorney, health care
powers of attorney & living wills) for same sex couples. Office is handicap accessible.

Mary Murray
8 North Adgers Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843)284-6529 Fax: (843)637-4998
Website: http://mmurraylawfirm.com
Focus in Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate, and Real Estate. Has worked with the LGBT individuals
regarding custody, domestic partnership dissolution, wills, estates, and real estate issues. Office is handicap
accessible, and initial consultation fee is waived for AFFA members.

Stephen M. Slotchiver
Slotchiver & Slotchiver, L.L.P.
4 State Street
Charleston, SC 29401-2810
Phone: (843) 577-6531, Fax: (843) 577-0261
Areas of Focus: Civil Tax Law, Criminal Taxation, Estate Planning, Probate Administration and Litigation. Has
represented many gay and lesbian individuals with estate planning. Handicap accessibility can be arranged.

C. Thomas Tolly, III
Tolly Law Firm, LLC
1224 Wappoo Rd.

Charleston, SC 29407Phone: (843) 266-7498, Fax: (843) 266-7499
Website: www.tollylawfirm.com
Areas of Focus: Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Personal Injury, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Criminal
Defense (DUI defense, specifically). Experienced with the LGBT community. Initial consultation is free of
charge; hourly or retainer fees available.
Office is handicap accessible.

Daniel Island, SC

Deborah K. Lewis
234 Seven Farms Dr. #212
Daniel Island, SC 29492

Folly Beach, SC

Elizabeth Stringer-Nettles
753 Folly Rd.
Folly Beach, SC 29412

Greenville, SC

JJ Andrighetti
114 Manly St.
Greenville, SC 29601

Sarah E. Brown
114 Manly St.
Greenville, SC 29601

Margaret Chamberlain
600 Pettigru St.
Greenville, SC 29601

Erin Culbertson
110 Williams St.
Greenville, SC 29601

John M. Mussetto
The Law Offices of John M. Mussetto, LLC
406 Pettigru St.
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864.283.0040 / Fax: 864.283.0080
E-mail john@mussettolaw.com
Licensed to practice law in South Carolina & Washington, DC
General Litigation, General Practice, Criminal law, Family law, Medical Malpractice and Injury and Wrongful
Handicap accessible office. Fee arrangement depends upon type of case. Our firm has represented numerous
clients on varying legal issues. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age or

Laurens, SC

Nathan Senn
Senn Law Firm
123 W. Public Square
Laurens, SC 29360
Phone: (864) 715-9529
Email: nathan.senn@sennlawfirm.com
Mailing address:
PO Box 1529
Laurens, SC 29360
Website: http://www.sennlawfirm.com/contact
* Previously an AFFA board member. Willing to meet with any client for a free initial consultation. Areas of
focus: Domestic relations, minor criminal/traffic charges, wills and estate planning, as well as business law.

North Charleston, SC

Heather S. Shaw
2129 Dorchester Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29405

Mt. Pleasant, SC

Klok Law Firm LLC
Suzanne Lafleur Klok
843.375.1261 (direct)
Rhett Klok
843.375.1260 (direct)

Josh Roten 843.375.1265 (direct)
Many friends and contacts in the LGBT community 1002 Anna Knapp Blvd, Suite 103
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
843.216.8860 (tel.)
843.375.9028 (fax)

Heather S. Shaw
The Shaw Law Firm LLC.
510 Mill St., Suite 2B
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 256-3499
Website: http://www.charlestonscdivorcelawyer.com
*Deals primarily with family court matters including divorce, custody, child support, name change, and
gender change. Also works with probates/estate planning, personal injury and criminal. Has personal and
professional experience with the LGBT+ community and their concerns. Initial consultation is free of charge.

Simpsonville, SC

John M. Mussetto
2607 Woodruff Rd. Suite E 228
Simpsonville, SC 29681


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