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John M. Jolley


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Hilton Head Is., SC Office
23-B Shelter Cove Lane
Suite 400
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.785.2171 Main
843.686.5991 Fax
Bluffton, SC Office
4 Clarks Summit Drive
Suite 200
Bluffton, SC 29910-4993
843.815.2171 Main
843.815.5991 Fax
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Kimberly Vigil
843.785.2171 Direct


John Jolley is a Shareholder practicing with the Firm's Beaufort County Unit. John leads the Firm's Estate Planning and Probate Administration practice group. John graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1998. He was admitted to the South Carolina and Virginia Bar in the fall of 1998. After graduation, John practiced in Richmond, Virginia and in Alexandria, Virginia before returning to South Carolina in the fall of 2000. John practiced in Columbia, South Carolina until joining McNair Law Firm in the fall of 2005.

John is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Administration. John is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

  • Writes and speaks regularly to public and private groups about Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and South Carolina Probate Issues
  • Member, Hilton Head Island Area Council of Estate and Financial Advisors
  • Former Board Member, The Sandbox (a children's interactive museum)
  • Former Board Member, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
  • Former School Board Member, St. Francis Catholic School (Hilton Head)
  • Former Estate Planning Instructor, University of South Carolina (Daniel Management Center) Certified Financial Planner Program
  • Former Estate Planning Instructor, Midlands Technical College Certified Financial Planner Program
  • Member (Past Chair), Hilton Head Island Bar Association
  • Member, South Carolina Bar Committee to study and propose changes to the South Carolina Probate Code
  • Past Chair, South Carolina Bar Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Served on the South Carolina Bar Committee studying the proposed Uniform Trust Code and on the South Carolina Bar Committee studying the ETHICS 2000 report of the American Bar Association
  • Member, South Carolina Bar and Virginia State Bar
  • Former Chair and Member, Probate Estate Planning and Trust Section, South Carolina Bar
  • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Trusts and Estates - Savannah (2019)
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America© (2016-2019)
  • Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating*
  • Certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Administration by the South Carolina Supreme Court

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent®, and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.