South Carolina’s Estate Planning Attorneys

South Carolina’s
Estate Planning Attorneys

Charleston's Estate Planning Attorney 2

The Rutledge Law Firm is your best choice when you need experienced estate attorneys. We help clients create their estate plans and administer the plans of others.

We can prepare Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, and Probate Documents, however, we provide our clients with more than just legal documents. They receive estate plans specifically tailored for their needs and we work closely with them to keep those plans up to date with their wishes, their financial means, and the law.

More importantly, our attorneys are dedicated to making sure that our client’s estate plans are followed through even after they are gone.

The Rutledge Law Firm is there when you or your family need trusted attorneys. We have served and continue to serve as Personal Representatives and legal counsel to Estate Executors for hundreds of Estates and serve as independent Trustees over dozens of trusts and private foundations. Our goal is to see your plan through, from creation to administration.

Our small, personable firm prides itself on establishing a connection with our clients. We are more than attorneys helping you plan your estate – we are dedicated professionals who provide you with counsel when you have to make tough decisions on how to leave your legacy or when your family is dealing with the legal ramifications of losing a loved one. In either case, we are here for you.

Practice Areas

Our Legal Specialties

Estate Planning:Wills

Estate Planning / Wills

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Trusts

Trusts

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Power Of Attorney:Guardianship

Power of Attorney / Guardianship

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Probate

Probate

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Your Dedicated Counsel

Our attorneys, Mr. W. Thomas Rutledge, Jr., and Mr. Campbell D. Coxe, Jr., have spent their entire legal careers handling estate and trust matters. They have over 50 years of experience practicing in these specialized areas of law and bring with them not only their professional knowledge, but their own personal experiences. Our firm’s paralegal and office administrator have worked in Probate and Trust Administration for nearly a decade and provide the highest quality of skill and service. Outside of the office, we work closely with our clients’ CPAs and Financial Advisors to ensure the estate plan works with the client’s goals.

SENIOR COUNSEL
Tom Rutledge

W. THOMAS RUTLEDGE, JR.

Tom Rutledge brings extensive trusts and estates experience, having worked with the Trust Department of Wachovia Bank, N.A. (and its predecessors) for 26 years prior to entering private practice. He served as Senior Vice President and Trust Officer for the bank’s South Carolina Coastal Region, which includes Charleston, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach. After leaving the Bank he practiced Estate Planning for 16 years at Haynsworth, Sinkler & Boyd and later at Moore & Van Allen before starting the Rutledge Law Firm in 2011.

Education

  • B.A. Virginia Military Institute, 1961
  • J.D., University of Virginia, 1964

Bar & Court Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1973 (active)
  • Virginia, 1964 (active)

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Trust and Financial Advisor
  • Charleston Estate Planning Council, Former President
  • Charleston Tax Council
  • South Carolina Bar Association

Campbell D. Coxe, Esq.

Campbell Coxe is from Darlington, South Carolina, and currently lives in Charleston with his wife Marah and son Thatcher. He attended Wofford College where he double majored in Biology and Environmental Science. Mr. Coxe received his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. His legal career has been entirely focused on Estate Planning and Asset Protection. Campbell works with his clients to craft customized estate plans that meet their individual and family needs, and also helps their loved ones execute those plans after a client passes away. He has served as a Personal Representative, Power of Attorney, Conservator, and Trustee for his clients. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, falconry, and spending time with his family.

Education

  • B.S. Wofford College, 2012
  • J.D., University of South Carolina, 2016
  • Bar & Court Admissions
  • South Carolina, 2016 (active)

Professional Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston Bar Association
COUNSEL
Campbell D. Coxe

The Rutledge Law Firm is located in Charleston, SC and serves clients in both South Carolina and Virginia

Testimonials

David Furr

Mr. Tom Rutledge and Campbell Coxe are both wonderful people and obviously great lawyers as well. What separates Rutledge Law Firm from others that I have dealt with previously is the fact that they go above and beyond for each and every client no matter the monetary gain to the firm. The warmness that everyone exudes is felt as soon as you walk in the office door. I would highly recommend Rutledge Law Firm to anyone who needs these type of legal services in South Carolina.

Timothy Cockrell

The Rutledge Law firm LLC was a great choice for getting our LLC and partnership agreements set up for our business. Campbell Coxe was especially helpful and knowledgeable in the process answering all of our questions, giving us peace of mind.

Helen Ruggles

Creating a will is a stressful experience. Campbell Coxe and Rutledge Law Firm made me feel very comfortable during the whole experience. The finished product was very professional. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone.

Drew Leilich

Katie and I did our trust with Campbell. Highly recommend!!! He is a younger attorney and oh so SMART! He is up to date on EVERYTHING! He and Tom work great together!

David Furr

Mr. Tom Rutledge and Campbell Coxe are both wonderful people and obviously great lawyers as well. What separates Rutledge Law Firm from others that I have dealt with previously is the fact that they go above and beyond for each and every client no matter the monetary gain to the firm. The warmness that everyone exudes is felt as soon as you walk in the office door. I would highly recommend Rutledge Law Firm to anyone who needs these type of legal services in South Carolina.

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