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Tiffany Nicole Provence

Probate Attorney at Summerville, SC

5.0   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1998
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Tiffany

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    As a former Probate Judge, I take great pride in helping families navigate our probate court system. We handle the probate of estates, estate litigation such as will contests and common law marriage and guardianship/conservatorship issues.

    26 years

  2. Wrongful death
    We help families dealing with a wrongful death matter such as medical malpractice and nursing home neglect. Our firm can handle both the probate and the wrongful death - providing a less expensive one stop legal resource. Free wrongful death consults

    26 years

  3. Estate planning
    Our firm handles everything from basic estate planning (a simple will or trust) to complicated estate plans and matters including probate litigation, will contests, common law marriage and more. If your case involved the probate court, we can help!

    26 years

  4. Guardianship
    Our firm guides families through the Guardianship and Conservatorship process in Probate Court. Should you be dealing with this issue, please consider reviewing our blog to learn more and contact us for a consult.

    26 years

  5. Medical malpractice
    Loved one die after medical malpractice or nursing home neglect? Our firm can handle both the probate and the wrongful death - providing a less expensive one stop legal resource. Free wrongful death consults

  6. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    As a firm focusing on elder issues & probate matters, we've encountered a lot of nursing home abuse and neglect. If your loved one has been injured, or even killed, as a result of poor treatment from a nursing home - please contact us today.

  7. Wills and living wills
    Our firm handles everything from basic estate planning (a simple will or trust) to complicated estate plans and matters including probate litigation, will contests, common law marriage and more. If your case involved the probate court, we can help!

    26 years

After spending my first eleven years in public service as the Dorchester County Probate Judge, I decided to join my partner and open a local law firm to assist others in navigating their way through the judicial system. Over the last decade, our two person firm has grown to six attorneys and staff in two lowcountry locations. Our mission is to take a genuine interest in our clients, understand their objectives, and meet or exceed their expectations so that we can become their lifelong attorneys.

While our firm practices in several areas, my focus is on issues surrounding death including probate administration and litigation, wrongful death, and estate planning. I also enjoy mediating cases to help families resolve their disputes outside of the courtroom and get both legal and emotional closure to their issues.


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Provence Messervy Causey (PMC Law Firm)
504 W. 5th North Street
Summerville, SC, 29483
Provence Messervy Causey (PMC Law firm)
234 Seven Farms Drive
Suite #112
Charleston, SC, 29492
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Posted by Doug | October 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Every estate has that one problem heir
I came to PMC for help dealing with a problematic heir in my mother’s estate I was managing and happy I did. They have the experience and commitment I needed to resolve the issue and get the estate closed. In my conversations with Tiffany Provance, she laid out all the options, offering her suggestions along the way, and that reassured me we could get this done quickly. Maureen Strusky then managed the activity that unfolded as they predicted. In a matter of a few weeks, I had the court order closing the case, ending my nightmare. I should have gone to them for estate planning in the first place. Experience matters and PMC has plenty of that.
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Posted by Rick | August 4, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Sound Logical Advice
I contacted her on behalf of my wife who is the personal representative of her father's estate. She answered my question very timely with a professional and logical advice. If we were in the Charleston area, I would advise my wife to retain her as the attorney for my father in laws's estate.
Posted by Dawn | March 26, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Incredibly helpful
My family and I consulted Tiffany about several issues including probate. She was incredibly helpful, patient, and kind. After our 1 hour telephone consultation, we were well informed and aware of all of our options. Tiffany explained everything in layman's terms so we better understood how the law works. I would definitely recommend her to others and consult with her again.
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Posted by Lee | December 20, 2018
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Awesome Attorney and Staff
Tiffany cares about her clients. She will inform you of what she honestly expects out of your case and always has you kept up to date with what's going on with your case. Highly recommend her and Tiffany's staff.
Posted by Dominic | December 10, 2018
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Estate Planning
After receiving a cancer diagnosis in 2016, I contacted Provence Messervy to ensure my family was taken care of regardless of the overall outcome. As they say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. They made it easy for us to understand and they were proactive, asking questions and providing solutions that provided immediate solace for me and my family. Nearly 3 years later, this aspect of our journey has been the very least of our worries, thanks to Tiffany and her team at Provence Messervy.
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Response from Tiffany Provence December 19, 2018
Thank you for this review and for allowing our firm to assist you in a difficult time. We're here if you need us for anything and praying that all this planning goes to waste!
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I have worked with Tiffany Provence for 12 years. She is very compassionate, dedicated and goes above and beyond with her professionalism. She is very respected with her peers and in the community.
Posted by Kimberly | March 21, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful with the advice given. Responded timely with answers as well as recommendation.
Posted by Andy | February 16, 2018
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Great Overall Experience
Tiffany generated my Will and Healthcare POA. Her explanation of my options and benefits and pitfalls of possible choices were clear and easy to understand making the process very simple. I would highly recommend Tiffany and her firm for any family related needs.
Posted by Janet | February 7, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Spousal right to live in home after death
My question was answered in a swift and precise manner. She had questions to be answered before an answer could be determined. I looked everywhere for help and finally came upon this site. What a great idea to help with one or two questions with a consult and if need be you can hire.
Posted by jnettles | July 9, 2016
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Satisfied Client
As a business owner for several years, I have had to deal with many attorneys. Tiffany Provence is the most diligent and compassionate attorney that I have hired. Her knowledge of her field is unmatched and her work ethic is unparalleled. I can recommend Ms Provence to anyone that has probate needs. She is one of the most well respected and sought after probate attorneys in SC. It was a pleasure to work with her.
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Posted by Carol | June 9, 2016
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Ms. Provence is always the consummate professional one would expect from a lawyer. Her many years of experience immediately shines through. Tiffany listens very carefully to your needs and her answer is always very well thought out to cover your request. I would not hesitate to retain her should the need arise.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2014
Expert guidance during a difficult time
Tiffany Provence handled my divorce several years ago. It was a very difficult time for me; I had a very young child and was so worried about custody issues. Tiffany handled me with complete patience and dignity. Any time I called with all my many worries and questions, she always responded with kindness. She got me a bulletproof agreement that put all my worries at ease. I returned to her firm several years later for another matter and once again received outstanding service. I would return to this firm again and again if I still lived in the state, and I would be lucky to find someone as good if I need them in the future.
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Posted by Lila | December 16, 2014
Highly Recommend
I am writing this letter with pleasure to explain my gratitude towards the Law offices of Provence/Messervy. It seems so fitting that it should come at this time of year during Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration. The positive impact that Tiffany Provence and all of the staff has had on my life is overwhelming. Her sincere advice and expertise dealing with my legal issues has been stellar. They have helped me navigate towards a solution that I could have never accomplished on my own. During very difficult emotional times, it was very uplifting to receive a text message or a phone call assuring me that resolution was possible. All in the office are very courteous and understanding. They humbly say that they are just doing their job but honestly they have worked diligently on my behalf. They were an answer to my prayers and I feel blessed for knowing them.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2014
Satisfied Probate, Domestic & Business Client
Ms. Provence and her firm have assisted me in numerous personal and business transactions. Ms. Provence helped my sister and I in closing my mother's estate and dealing with a series of issues related to my father's aging and estate plan. Months later, she and her associate, Autumn Hazy, navigated me through updating and amending my child custody agreement to secure additional time with my son. During that process they identified and made some recommendations with my personal estate and business structures that have both saved me money and offered me peace of mind. I have enjoyed working with her firm and have always been very impressed with the service I receive. My previous experience has involved large Charleston firms and I'm embarrassed to admit that I was paying 3-4 times as much for less service. I have recommended their firm to many others and in situations where they could not help, they made sure to get the person to someone who could.
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Posted by Chris | December 4, 2014
Valuable Service Provider
Ms. Provence and her firm, Provence Messervy LLC, have represented me in several business and personal transactions. In each instance she has helped me resolve my issue or concern while keeping legal costs to a minimum. I have referred others to this firm for various needs (estate planning, divorce, business disputes) and they have all been happy with the services and enjoyed working with Ms. Provence and her staff. I highly recommend them for your legal needs in the Summerville / Dorchester County area. If it’s not one of their practice areas, they will get you in the right hands.
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Posted by Becky | August 27, 2014
The Importance of Excellence
Ms. Provence represented me when I pursued Guardianship of my disabled adult son. Both she and her staff were ever so patient, answering questions and providing guidance from start to finish. Ms. Provence is the complete package - a knowledgeable, experienced attorney but also a very caring and considerate attorney as well. Needless to say, she is tops in my book! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2014
Very helpful and knowledgeable!
Tiffany Provence consulted/advised me on a Domestic matter recently. Tiffany was extremely helpful in answering the specific questions and concerns I had in regards to slander/defamation of name. She was very professional and informative. I felt completely at ease discussing a personal and emotionally taxing situation with her. Tiffany was able to provide me with helpful information, answer all of my questions, and address all of my concerns. I wish I had called her sooner, and saved myself a lot of unnecessary stress!
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Posted by Robert | February 26, 2014
Professional service and excellent customer service
When I needed an attorney, I turned to Tiffany Provence at Provence/Messervy Attorneys at Law. They kept me informed of what was going on with my legal matter. They handled the manner in a timely and professional manner. They even dealt with my "drop ins" to the office with no appointment in a way that was calming to me. Customer service is excellent. The staff of the law firm is friendly and you receive a warm greeting when you walk in. I would use Tiffany Provence and Provence/Messervy again for any future legal matters. I would recommend them to anyone in the Lowcountry who needs legal representation!! They are fantastic!!
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Posted by Johnathon Frate | April 5, 2011
WOW, a lawyer that cares.......She is Great.
Mrs. Provence and her associates help me with two different matters with the most professionalism I have ever had a lawyer show. I did not know lawyers actually care any more. This Law Firm is wonderful and in an amazingly great location and easy access. Thank you very much..!!!
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2010
Goes above and beyond
From my experiences as a client, Ms. Provence goes above and beyond what is required of an attorney. She truly invests herself not only in the best interests of the client, but also in taking the time and energy to examine and explain the merits of their cases. She was extremely attentive, sensitive, and thorough toward my needs as a client, and I would absolutely give her my highest recommendation to anyone interested in her services.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Drug Court Judge
  • Dorchester County
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Provence Messervy LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate Judge
  • Dorchester County Probate Court
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Charleston School of Law
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Trident Technical College
  • 2005 - 2014
  • Judge
  • Dorchester County Probate Court
  • 1998 - 2008
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  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994
  • Cambridge University
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • VanHook v. VanHook
  • Mother succeeded in reversing the original Circuit Court Order disinheriting her.


  • South Carolina Bar Association Pro Bono Board
  • Representative, First Judicial Circuit
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National College of Probate Judges
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Dorchester County Bar Association
  • Former Secretary
  • 1999 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • South Carolina Association of Probate Judges
  • Member, Former Executive Committee Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Frances R. Willis SPCA
  • Former President, Former Legal Advisor
  • 2000 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Charleston Business Journal
  • 2010
  • Women 2 Watch 2009
  • Summerville Journal Scene
  • 2009


  • Daniel Island Life
  • A Resolution Worth Making: Protecting Your Assets in 2017
  • 2016
  • Summerville Journal Scene
  • Lesson Learned
  • 2007
  • Summerville Journal Scene
  • Dying Ideals
  • 2007
  • Summerville Journal Scene
  • A Penny Saved
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • On Demand CLE
  • Preparing for Mediation
  • 2014
  • Bridge the Gap
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 2013
  • South Carolina Bar, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Best Practices for Growing a Successful Law Firm
  • 2011
  • Probate Bench/Bar Seminar
  • Mediation
  • 2010
  • SCAPJ Fall Conference
  • Legal Technology
  • 2009
  • Westlaw for Judges
  • 2007
  • First Responder Seminar
  • Preparing for the Unthinkable
  • 2007
  • South Carolina Association of Probate Judges
  • Technology in the Court
  • 2006
  • An Elderly Epidemic
  • Powers of Attorney and Elder Issues
  • 2004
  • Charleston County Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Practical Approaches: Advice from the Bench
  • 2001
  • South Carolina Bar Foundation
  • Top 10 Probate Pitfalls
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (25)
Endorse Tiffany
Probate Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tiffany has experience as a probate judge for over 10 years. She is an authority on probate law. She also practices family law and has substantial experience in that area. I heartily recommend her and regularly refer clients to her."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Provence is a caring and competent attorney."
Probate Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"As counsel to a substantial out of state company, I retained Tiffany and her firm in connection with a multi-state and multi-million dollar estate litigation of tremendous importance to the client. Tiffany provided top level legal service and talent - she is very smart, very practical and efficient, high emotional intelligence, great knowledge of the court system in which she operates and has a great team backing her up - a true lawyer's lawyer. Very happy we retained her!"
Probate Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tiffany has a wealth of knowledge and experience that has made her a leader and mentor to many probate attorneys, myself included. I have had the opportunity to work closely with her on several matters and find our clients have benefited from her wisdom, guidance, and compassion."
Probate Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tiffany was a former Probate Judge and is very knowledgeable about the law."
Probate Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend her expertise to anyone needing her experience."
Probate Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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