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William Randall Phipps

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hilton Head Island, SC

5.0   1 review

Licensed for 40 years

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Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Complex Matrimonial Litigation, Divorce, Separate Maintenance and Support, Equitable Distribution, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Prenuptial Agreements

  2. Child custody
    25%
    Complex Matrimonial Litigation, Divorce, Separate Maintenance and Support, Equitable Distribution, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Prenuptial Agreements

  3. Family
    25%
    Complex Matrimonial Litigation, Divorce, Separate Maintenance and Support, Equitable Distribution, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Prenuptial Agreements

  4. Alimony
    10%
    Complex Matrimonial Litigation, Divorce, Separate Maintenance and Support, Equitable Distribution, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Prenuptial Agreements

  5. Child support
    10%
    Complex Matrimonial Litigation, Divorce, Separate Maintenance and Support, Equitable Distribution, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Prenuptial Agreements

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, my office is now offering video consultations and appointments through Zoom.

I am a shareholder in the law firm of Phipps Family Law, P.A., which has offices on Hilton Head Island and in Newberry, South Carolina. I have been practicing law for over 37 years and my statewide practice is limited exclusively to family law cases and divorce mediation/arbitration.

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 1978, cum laude, and my Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1982. I was admitted to the South Carolina Bar later that same year. Thereafter, I began active duty in the United States Navy as an officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps and served on active duty until 1989. During my period of active duty, I was stationed in San Diego, California and Charleston, South Carolina. I also served on board the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). I continued to remain active in the United States Naval Reserve until my retirement in 2006 as a Commander.

Upon discharge from active duty in 1989, I went into private practice. In 1995 I was elected to the Family Law Section Counsel (FLSC) of the South Carolina Bar and lectured for the first time at the Annual “Hot Tips” family law continuing legal education (CLE) seminar. I continued to write materials for and speak annually at 24 South Carolina Bar sponsored family law CLE seminars between 1995 and 2015. I remained a member of the FLSC until 2009 and was its Chairman in 2000. I also served as an officer of the Beaufort County Bar for several years and was its President in 2000.

I have served as a member of the Board of Editors for two books: Marital Litigation In South Carolina Substantive Law, Second Edition and Marriage and Divorce Law in South Carolina, A Layperson's Guide. I additionally contributed to the drafting and editing of the South Carolina Family Lawyers’ Tool Kit 2003 Edition which was created and written by the 2002-2003 FLSC.

Licensed for 40 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1982
Updated 01/22/2023

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

Contact William

Phipps Family Law, P.A.
11 Marina Side Drive
Suite B
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928
Phipps Family Law, P.A.
1403 Main St.
Newberry, SC, 29108
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Posted by GL | August 11, 2015
Results oriented Family Lawyer
I was relatively new to the area and was in need of a family lawyer. I had several attorney interviews and selected Randy Phipps based on his experience, knowledge of the law, and candid demeanor. Randy’s style is based on fact and preparation, and as such his research and planning is so thorough that we managed in many instances to avoid lengthy and expensive litigation in exchange for meaningful settlement discussions. I would continue to use and highly recommend Randy Phipps for any family law matter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Phipps Family Law, P.A.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Phipps & Brach, P.A.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Phipps & Geis, P.A.
  • 2001 - 2009
  • Shareholder
  • William R. Phipps, P.A.
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Associate Litigation Attorney
  • Bethea, Jordan & Griffin, P.A.
  • 1989 - 1995
  • Judge Advocate General Corps
  • U.S. Navy
  • 1982 - 1989
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Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of South Carolina
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Hudson v. Hudson, 530 S.E.2nd 400, 340 S.C. 198 (S.C.App. 2000)
  • My client prevailed as the trial court was reversed on both issues that were appealed.
  • Dillman v. Dillman, Op. No. 04-UP-322 (S.C. Ct. App. filed May 14, 2004)
  • Kaiser v. Kaiser, Op. No. 05-MO-009 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed February 28, 2005)

Associations

  • Newberry County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Beaufort County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Hilton Head Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Beaufort County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
  • South Carolina Bar, Family Law Section
  • Chairman
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Publications

  • S.C. Bar CLE, Contributing Author & Editorial Board Member
  • South Carolina Family Lawyers’ Tool Kit
  • 2003
  • S.C. Bar CLE, Editorial Board Member
  • Marriage and Divorce Law in South Carolina, A layperson’s Guide, by Roy T. Stuckey
  • 2001
  • S.C. Bar CLE, Editorial Board Member
  • Marital Litigation in South Carolina Substantive Law, Second Edition, by Roy T. Stuckey
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Hot Tips From the Coolest Family Law Practitioners, Continuing Legal Education
  • The Incapacitated Spouse in Family Court
  • 2014
  • Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners, Continuing Legal Education
  • Emancipation
  • 2013
  • SCAJ Annual Convention
  • Common Law Marriage
  • 2012
  • Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners, Continuing Legal Education
  • What's Yours is Mine (Transmutation)
  • 2012
  • Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners, Continuing Legal Education
  • Dawn of the Dead ... lines (Health Insurance)
  • 2011
  • SC Bar Convention - Family Law Section Seminar
  • MySpace, Facebook and other Titillating Evidentiary Issues
  • 2009
  • Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners
  • MySpace, Facebook and Other Evidentiary Issues
  • 2008
  • Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners
  • Drug Testing in Family Court
  • 2007
  • South Carolina Bar Convention
  • The Need for a New Financial Declaration in Family Court
  • 2006
  • Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners
  • Attorney Fees in Family Court
  • 2006
  • Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners
  • When a Separation Agreement Becomes Binding in Family Court
  • 2005
  • Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
  • 2004
  • Hot Tips from the Best Domestic Law Practitioners
  • Jurisdictional Considerations in Family Court
  • 2003
  • Hot Tips from the Best Domestic Law Practitioners
  • Client Intake Procedures in a Domestic Practice
  • 2002
  • South Carolina Family Law Ethics Update
  • Lawyer Advertising
  • 2001
  • Hot Tips from the Best Domestic Law Practitioners
  • Guardian Ad Litems in Family Court
  • 2001
  • South Carolina Bar Midyear Meeting
  • Jurisdiction in Family Court & Moderator/Coordinator
  • 2000
  • Hot Tips from the Best Domestic Law Practitioners
  • Tax Issues in Family Court
  • 2000
  • Hot Tips from the Experts
  • Lawyer Advertising
  • 1999
  • Hot Tips from the Experts
  • Family Law
  • 1998
  • Hot Tips from the Experts
  • Family Law
  • 1997
  • Hot Tips from the Experts
  • Family Law
  • 1996
  • Hot Tips from the Experts
  • Credit Reports in Family Court
  • 1995
  • Hot Tips from the Experts
  • Surveillance Equipment for Spying on a Spouse
  • 1994
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Randy is a straight shooter who has the admiration of the legal community. Fights hard for his client but remains professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randy is an experienced and very well respected family law attorney. He frequently gives CLE presentations to help educate other attorneys, and they are always entertaining, informative, and well received."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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