For the last 18 years, Maureen T. Coffey has been the Municipal Court Judge for the Town of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. While her primary focus will be in the area of criminal defense, a driving force in her decision to return to private practice has been her desire to develop a plaintiff’s practice to help those who have been injured or discriminated against. She has long held a passion for helping those who cannot help themselves. In the late 90’s Maureen co-founded the Low Country Legal Clinic, which offered legal aid in the area of domestic relations to those who could not otherwise afford legal counsel. Prior to becoming a judge, Maureen handled immigration matters, all aspects of family law matters as well as general civil litagiton matters.
Maureen is also the founder of the WeSaidYes app, which is an affirmative consent app that she developed to help reduce the number of sexual assaults taking place on college campuses through documented informed affirmative consent.
Maureen received her BA from Vanderbilt University and her JD from the George Mason School of Law, and has been licensed to practice law in the State of South Carolina since 1994.
She resides in Hilton Head Island with her husband and their three children.
Ed has a diverse practice representing clients in corporate law and civil litigation, encompassing a broad range of business, real estate, intellectual property and employment related disputes, as well as probate and estate matters. He has extensive experience in both federal and state court litigations, including jury trials, bench trials, mediations, arbitrations and appeals.
Ed also provides legal counsel to clients on commercial transactional matters, including business and asset purchase and sales agreements, real estate transactions, contract drafting and asset protection, and he advises business clients on matters related to business formation, corporate restructuring, corporate governance and regulatory issues.
Ed practiced law in Los Angeles for 15 years before moving his family to Hilton Head in 2005, where he continued his legal and professional career as the general counsel and subsequently executive managing officer for a South Carolina-based financial institution, before entering private practice.
He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Fordham University School of Law, and is admitted to practice in South Carolina, New York and California.
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