Laura H. Huggins, Owner
Laura received a B.A. in English, Magna Cum Laude, from Furman University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a recipient of the Outstanding Senior award. She received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she graduated first in her class. At USC School of Law, Ms. Huggins was also an Articles Editor for the South Carolina Law Review and judicial intern to the Honorable Jean H. Toal of the South Carolina Supreme Court. Laura was also a member of the Order of the Coif, the John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court, and Honor Council during her time at USC School of Law. She was also a Legal Writing Teacher's Assistant and the Chief Justice for the Order of Wig and Robe. Laura is the owner of Laura H. Huggins, LLC, where she practices business, real estate, estate planning, and probate administration law.
Laura was raised in the Grand Strand area of South Carolina and still has family who lives on the coast. She loves calling Chapin her home (since 2000) and enjoys serving her community in a variety of ways. Laura and her husband, Keith Huggins, are blessed with three daughters. As a family, they love to travel and spend time on Lake Murray, especially with their Golden Retriever, Honey.
University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, May 1998
Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina,
Bachelor of Arts in English, Magna Cum Laude, July 1994
South Carolina Bar, 1998
North Carolina Bar, 1998
Elysium Title Agency, LLC Agency License with SC Department of Insurance
SC Department of Insurance Producer License with SC Department of Insurance
2022 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Award
ASSOCIATIONS & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Irmo Chapin Recreation Commissioner, 2021-Current
Greater Chapin Community Foundation Director, 2017-Current
Chapin Small Business Network Member, 2014-Current
Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, Director, 2015-2017
Chapin Girls Dance Booster Club, Inc., 2013-2017, Vice President & Director
Harbor Island Owners Association, 2013-2017, Director, Secretary, Vice President, and President at various times throughout tenure
Chapin Presbyterian Church, 2009-Current, Active Member, including with Worship Band
Forty Love Point Association, Inc., 2001-2005, Secretary, President, and Director
“Angel” Investors: Using the Internet in the Private Placement of Securities, The South Carolina Lawyer, May/June 2000
Note, The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act Treats Nonmarital Children Like Bastards Out of Carolina, 49 The South Carolina Law Review 1281 (1998).
SC Bar Convention: Corporate, Securities, and Banking Division Annual Update, January 23, 2004
SC Bridge the Gap Program for graduating law students, Business and Corporate Law: 2004-2005
Corporate Overview of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Seminar, September 25, 2003
Paralegal (Estate Planning and Corporate)
Noelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and a Paralegal Certificate from the University of South Carolina. Noelle first worked for the Law Office of Laura H. Huggins from 2012-2015, and rejoined the team in 2018. After almost a decade as a corporate and real estate paralegal, her focus is now primarily estate planning. She takes pride in knowing that she is helping clients prepare themselves and their families for the future. Noelle lives in Pawleys Island with her husband and two children. She enjoys trying all the wonderful seafood in the South Strand, boating on the Waccamaw River, and watching a good movie.
Paralegal (Real Estate and Probate Administration)
Corie joined the Law Office of Laura H. Huggins in June 2019. She graduated from Midlands Technical College in 2019 with an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies. She has been a vital part of our real estate and probate administration team. Corie is the first person to greet our wonderful clients and loves getting to know each client that comes through our front door. Corie grew up in Prosperity and currently resides there with her husband, Aaron, and their two beautiful daughters. Corie enjoys spending her free time on the lake with her family and friends.
Assistant and Law Clerk
Morgan joined the Law Office of Laura H. Huggins in May 2021 as a law clerk after completing her first year of law school. Morgan graduated Cum Laude from The University of South Carolina Honors College in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in public health and a minor in psychology. She is currently pursuing her Juris Doctorate at the University of South Carolina School of Law and will graduate in May 2023. Morgan is currently an editing member of the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust, and Estate Journal. Morgan enjoys assisting both the estate planning and probate teams in our office. In her free time, Morgan loves going to the beach and spending time with her family.