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Anne Frances Bleecker

Family Attorney at Charleston, SC

5.0   8 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

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About Anne

Learn Anne’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    You will have the personal attention your case deserves, and our divorce law firm will advise you in a timely and cost-effective manner.

    32 years

  2. Family
    30%
    Whether you have a straightforward issue, high-income complex divorce case, difficult custody dispute, or need a mediator or arbitrator to help you resolve a family law dispute, we are available to assist and guide you. Call now

    32 years

  3. Child custody
    15%
    If you and your spouse plan to separate and you have children, the most important issues in your case will involve their custody. Please call us today, we can help.

    32 years

  4. Child support
    15%
    Anne will work with you and your spouse’s attorney to negotiate the appropriate amount of child support. Please reach out right away.

    32 years

  5. Alimony
    10%
    There are many factors that the Court considers when issuing an award of alimony. We understand South Carolina alimony laws and have experience fighting for our clients. Call Today

    32 years

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About Anne Frances

Anne Frances Bleecker is an experienced family law, divorce, and child custody attorney in Charleston.

 

Ms. Bleecker was born in Charleston, South Carolina. An honor graduate of Ashley Hall School in Charleston, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Smith College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Merit Fellowship.

 

Attorney Anne Frances Bleecker holds a law degree from the University of South Carolina where she was a member of the ABA Moot Court Team, the Student Works Editor of the South Carolina Law Review, and a Legal Writing Instructor.  In her third year of law school, Anne Frances was honored to receive the I.M. Goldberg Scholarship from the South Carolina Bar Foundation and the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Administrative Law.

 

After law school, Anne Frances worked as an Associate with Nelson, Mullins, Riley, and Scarborough in Columbia and Charleston.   She opened The Bleecker Law Firm, LLC, in Charleston in 1997.

 

In 2000, Anne Frances received The Compleat Lawyer Award, a medal given by the University of South Carolina Law School to Alumni in recognition of civic and professional accomplishments.

 

Community Service

Ms. Bleecker served two terms on the Charleston City Council. During her service she created the Mayor’s Office on Aging, Chaired the City’s Human Resources Committee, and spearheaded efforts to improve the City’s management of growth and development on the rural islands around Charleston. She received many awards for leadership during her tenure on the Charleston City Council.

 

Anne Frances remains active in serving her profession and her community while rearing two children of her own.

 

Affiliations and Memberships

Charleston County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Fee Disputes Board (2012 to date), Charleston County Pro Bono Legal Services (Board Member 2010 to date), Lowcountry Women with Wings Board (President 2014 to date), South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (Founding Board Member), International African American Museum (Board Member 2000-2014), Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Ashley Hall School Alumnae Board, The Citadel School of Business Advisory Board.

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Licensed for 31 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 01/21/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Bleecker Family Law, LLC

Reviews

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Posted by Sandra | February 4, 2013
Outstanding attorney
Anne Frances Bleecker and her team helped me navigate the worst possible time in my life. They took me through the divorce and custody process with both compassion and confidence. I knew that I was getting solid legal counsel and someone was fighting for the best possible outcome for my children. I could not have made it through all the obstacles I faced without Anne and her team. I doubt there is any lawyer who can match Anne's expertise, conviction and steadfastness anywhere in this country.
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Posted by Leslie | January 11, 2013
Divorce
Anne Frances is currently my lawyer for my divorce. I have been with her for eight months now. She has been very supportive and professional. I highly recommend her for any family divorce matter, she is thorough and competent in every aspect of family law. Another plus is she is superbly ethical and honest in every way. I am very fortunate to have retained her as my lawyer. I know she will continue to represent me in a very positive and productive manner.
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Posted by Mindy | March 29, 2018
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Compassionate guidance through the storm
I walked into Anne Frances' office with a broken heart and very little hope for my future. Four months later, I am in a completely different mindset and life is revealing some very promising opportunities for me. I truly have her to thank for helping guide me to this better place. Her staff amazing- sympathetic, thorough, kind, and incredibly organized. They are a well oiled machine, and I am so happy that I followed my instincts and put my faith in this law firm. Anne Frances treated everyone in my situation with the utmost respect regardless of grievances, and I felt more safe under her guidance than I have in a very long time. So grateful for Anne Frances Bleeker and her staff. They are spectacular!
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2018
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Ben Golde
I can not say enough positive words to explain the experience I had with Anne Francis Bleeker and her staff. Not only extremely talented lawyer but the most compassionate understanding person to work with while going through a difficult situation. I would highly recommend using AFB for your needs. You will be very happy you hired her , trust me !!! The best choice I have in a long time. And she has also become a very important person who I care tremendously about. She was even at my new wedding and sat at family table. Talent meets character!! Hire her if you need the best representation in charleston...period!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2016
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Great attorney
Anne Frances could not have been a better attorney. I had a difficult divorce, and she was outstanding. She not only was excellent in handling all the legal issues, but she made sure I understood the process from start to finish. I believe that due to the challenges of my case, if I had not had an attorney of her experience the result would have been much different. I highly recommend Anne Frances if you are in the unfortunate situation of getting a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
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Highly Recommended
Anne Frances represented me in a recent divorce case. From our first meeting, she set my mind at ease and gave me full confidence that my case would have a successful outcome. I could not ask for better representation. Calm and confident, Anne Frances clearly knows her trade. I could not have asked for better representation.
Posted by Cindi | April 5, 2016
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You've chosen the best
Anne Frances literally saved my life. I knew from our first meeting, she would get me through a most difficult time. I was devastated and after much soul searching and counseling, I knew I needed a divorce from a 37 year "marriage". I depended on her legal knowledge, ethics, and professionalism. She guided me throughout the entire process. I felt protected and proud of how she handled my divorce. She shows respect for her peers and the legal process. When I was having difficulty, she listened and addressed my concerns. Her office staff is also very professional, efficient. Her office is beautiful and comfortable. I am still so very grateful to Anne Frances. She is quite a lawyer, lady, and a friend.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2016
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A life saver
Anne Frances Bleecker helped me through one of the most difficult periods in my life. From the consultation through to the final hearing, she used her vast experience and knowledge to guide me through each stage of the process. She helped me to know exactly what to expect at each step along the way, and what the options were at various decision points. She is exceptionally caring and impeccably professional and ethical. I cannot imagine anyone else could have treated me better or achieved a better outcome.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Counsel
  • The Bleecker Law Firm, LLC
  • 1997 - Present
  • City Council Member
  • City of Charleston
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Wendt & Bleecker, LLP
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Paralegal
  • Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP Attorneys At Law
  • 1981 - 1983
  • Paralegal
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
  • 1980 - 1981
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Education

  • University of South Carolina
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • Masters
  • 1983
  • Smith College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980
  • Ashley Hall School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1976
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Legal Cases

  • Curry v. Curry, 741 S.E.2d 558

Associations

  • Charleston County Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 1995 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished Alumna
  • Ashley Hall School
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Politics-Local
  • Moja Arts Festival
  • 2006
  • Mayor Pro Tem
  • City of Charleston
  • 2004
  • Compleat Lawyer Silver Award
  • University of South Carolina
  • 2000
  • Am Jur in Administrative Law
  • University of South Carolina Law School
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law From Start to Finish
  • Child Custody, Parenting Plans, and Paternity Actions
  • 2016
  • Family Law from Start to Finish
  • Divorce Procedures, Initial Steps, and Orders
  • 2016
  • Public Policy Forum
  • Educating Women about the Political Process
  • 2005
  • Rotary Club Meeting
  • Aging and Senior Issues in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 2004
  • Charleston County Drug Court Graduation
  • Graduation - Success
  • 2003
  • Women's History Month
  • Women Pioneering the Future
  • 2003
  • Women in Leadership
  • Women in Politics
  • 2001
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Charleston Family Lawyer Anne Frances Bleecker
Anne Frances Bleecker
Family Attorney
Charleston, SC
Licensed for 31 years
Virtual consultation available