Managing Estate Plans from Creation to Administration

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What Sets Us Apart? Personal Connection.

We provide more to our clients than just legal documents. Our firm not only helps our clients tailor a plan specific to them, whether that be an all-inclusive Dynasty Trust or a simple Will, we also work to keep their plan up to date with their wishes, the law, and their financial means. Even more importantly, our attorneys are dedicated to seeing that our clients’ estate plans are followed through even after they are gone. The attorneys here at the Rutledge Law Firm have served and continue to serve as Personal Representatives, legal counsel to Estate Executors, and independent Trustees to dozens of Trusts and Estates. Our goal is to see your plan through, from creation to administration.



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

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  • Estate & Wealth Planning/ Estate Administration

  • Estate Administration and Trust Administration

  • Independent Trustee

  • Closely Held Business & Tax Planning

  • Federal & International Tax

  • Education

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

  • Bar & Court Admissions

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


  • Former Member, Gibbes Museum of Art Board of Directors

  • Former Member, Charleston County Association for the Blind Board of Directors


  • Certified Trust and Financial Advisor

  • Charleston Estate Planning Council, Former President

  • Charleston Tax Council

  • Virginia Bar Association

  • South Carolina Bar Association

Campbell D. Coxe, Esq.


  • Estate & Wealth Planning

  • Estate Administration / Trust Administration

  • Independent Trustee

  • Closely Held Business Planning

  • Federal Estate Tax

  • Education

    B.S. Wofford College, 2012
    J.D., University of South Carolina, 2016

  • Bar & Court Admissions

    South Carolina, 2016 (active)


  • Member, Rotary Club of Charleston

  • Member, Wealth Counsel

  • Monday Night Mixers Bowling League

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Alumni (Wofford)

  • Phi Alpha Delta Alumni (USC School of Law)

  • The Federalist Society


  • South Carolina Bar Association

  • Charleston Bar Association


Campbell Coxe is from Darlington, SC, and now lives in Charleston with his wife Marah and son Thatcher. He went to 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 while also helping their loved ones execute those plans after a client passes away. He serves as an Independent Trustee,  Executor, and Power of Attorney for a number of clients. He enjoys hunting, fishing, falconry and spending time with his family.

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Estate Planning, Probate and Trust

Our attorneys, Mr. W. Thomas Rutledge, Jr., and Mr. Campbell D. Coxe, Jr., have spent their entire legal careers handling complex estate and trust matters. They have over 30 years of experience practicing in these specialized areas of the law and bring with them not only their professional knowledge but their own personal experiences as well. Our firm’s paralegal and office administrator have also worked in Probate and Trust Administration for nearly a decade and provide the highest quality of skill and client services. Outside of the office, we work closely with our clients’ CPA and Financial Advisors to ensure that their estate plan works towards all their goals.






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    Rutledge Law Firm, LLC

    1700 Ashley River Rd, Suite A Charleston, SC 29407