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Mary Lee Briggs

Divorce and separation Attorney at Charleston, SC

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Mary Lee Hutson

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I was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. I graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the College of Charleston in 2008 before obtaining my Juris Doctor from Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina in 2013. Before law school, I worked as an assistant at a civil litigation firm in Columbia, South Carolina where I handled a wide variety of duties, including case management, client relations, and general office organization. After moving to Charleston, South Carolina for law school, I continued my experience at one of the area’s largest law firms, assisting attorneys in mass tort litigation through case management, medical record retrieval, and medical records management. I clerked for Inglese & Associates, LLC throughout my time in law school and gained an extensive knowledge in a variety of family law matters. I have experience in contested and uncontested divorces, custody issues, child support issues, settlement agreements, and Department of Social Services work. I have also been a dedicated Guardian ad Litem for Charleston County for over four years. I continue to volunteer with the organization because of her love for children and interest in giving back to those less fortunate. I am also a member of the Junior League of Charleston where I continue my volunteer work with children and victims of hunger and homelessness.
Licensed for 8 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 03/22/2017

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

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The Law Offices of Mary Lee Briggs
105 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 1-A
Charleston, SC, 29412
Mary Lee Briggs
1011 Bay Street, Suite 305
Beaufort, SC, 29902
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer
Last year I was involved in a case with DSS and I decided to hire Mary Lee Briggs as my attorney. The whole process extended for a year and half but she made sure to keep my mind at ease at all times. She puts herself in your shoes when she is representing you and that’s something you don’t find everywhere. Mary Lee was very responsive and always listened and addressed all my concerns and I honestly felt like I was in great hands; she knows the law and understands all the proceedings which made me feel very comfortable and secure with her services. She did an amazing job and the results were positive for me, I can’t thank her enough for her services, I will always be thankful for how she handled my situation. I highly recommend Mary Lee and her team to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair and honest.
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Posted by Rochelle | June 16, 2019
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Nothing short of phenomenal!
I can't thank Mary Lee enough for her support and strong ability to represent me for my divorce. I had moved from SC to Colorado and secured her while moving. Although it was a 1.5 year process, she was extremely supportive throughout the time. My ex was less than cooperative and honest during the entire process, but she kept encouraging me to hang in there until we had our time in court. She hit it out of the park when it came to the trial by addressing the issues at hand... extremely prepared and tactful. Things ended positively for me, even after a scare of a mistrial, she advocated for me. I can't thank Mary Lee enough. Divorces are never fun and there are two sides to every broken marriage, however, if you need a divorce attorney to help tell your side of the story and fight for your rights, she definitely will have your back.
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Posted by Jessica | January 11, 2018
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Professional and Efficient
I used Mrs. Briggs for a custody case throughout 2016 and 2017. Mrs. Briggs was extremely professional and efficient throughout the entire process. She always got back to me in a timely manner and kept me informed of what was going on throughout the case. She explained all the legal jargon to me, and allowed me to make decisions on the case instead of telling me what to do. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the area needing a family lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2017
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Diamond in the rough
Mary lee helped me through a divorce that was hell and back over again. I had contacted and talked with previous lawyers but I just didn’t have that feeling with them. i got her number off the internet and it was the jackpot. She was beyond the point of nice and presented such hospitality. I didn’t have to go to court because she settled everything during mediation. She answered and guided me through the situation like a father teaching a child how to ride a bike without training wheels. The price is right and she is just awesome. I just can’t say thank you enough for what she has done for me. I have recommended her to some of my friends and they love her work too. She has a layer back demeanor which is so cool. Hiring her was the best. No complaints at all. Two thumbs up!! I got what I deserved from the divorce. A piece of mind. To anyone reading this and looking for divorce attorney or child separation attorney look no further. She is the truth. The staff is excellent and friendly. Awesome ! Awesome! Awesome!
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Posted by Christina | November 10, 2016
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Mary Lee Hutson
Mary Lee was awesome when I was going through my divorce and child support. Every time I had a question or a concern, she ALWAYS was there to assist me. She was truthful about every circumstance and situation and she was very hands on. Some attorneys use their paralegals for communication but not Mary Lee!! She has made this horrible experience the BEST experience with her superior expertise and commitment to her practice. I HIGHLY recommend Mary Lee.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2015
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Mary lee was very responsive to my needs, understanding of my situation and knowledgeable about the applicable law. I always felt like I knew what was going on with my case at all times which was kept stress levels low.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2015
Mary Lee is committed to her clients' best interest. I am always impressed by her dedication to doing the right thing and advocating for the best interest of children. With Mary Lee on your team, you can rest assured that everything that can be done on your case is being done.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Briggs & Inglese, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Inglese & Associates, LLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Inglese & Associates, LLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Legal Assistant
  • Motley Rice, LLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Receptionist
  • Gergel Nickles & Solomon, PA
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • Charleston School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • College of Charleston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • CLE Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Families Forever Committee
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English


  • Certified Guardian ad Litem
  • South Carolina Bar
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law CLE
  • SIJS Custody Orders
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mary Lee is an excellent advocate and will tackle family law issues head-on. With experience as a Guardian ad litem and a litigator, she is well suited to handle just about anything you can throw at her."
Charleston Divorce and separation Lawyer Mary Lee Briggs
Mary Lee Briggs
Divorce and separation Attorney
Charleston, SC
Licensed for 8 years
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