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The Law Office of Michael J. Howell, P.A. practices almost exclusively in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate Law.  Michael J. Howell is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law.  The firm is located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and serves clients both locally and nationally in matters relating to estate planning and probate in South Carolina and Florida.  Both Michael J. Howell and Margaret Rhea Howell are licensed to practice law in the States of South Carolina and Florida.
Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Michael J. Howell, P.A.Hilton Head Island, SC09/1983 - Present
Trust OfficerBank of Beaufort (Now Wachovia)Hilton Head Island, SC02/1978 - 09/1983
School Degree Major Graduation
The University of South CarolinaB.S.Business Administration Majoring in Accounting1974
State / Court Date
Florida2009
SC1978
  • Licensed to practice law in South Carolina and Florida.
    Former member of the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Bar.
    Current member and former chariman of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the South Carolina Bar.
    Former member of the Estate Planning and Probate Law Advisory Board of the South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.
    Former member and secretary of the South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.
    Former member of the Unauthroized Practice of Law Committee and Complaints Subcommittee of the South Carolina Bar.
    Former President of the South Carolina Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
    Member of the South Carolina and Florida Bar Foundations. Member of the Florida Bar Historical Society.
    Past President, Treasurer and Vice President of the Hilton Head Island, Jaycees.
    Founding Member of the Hilton Head Council of Estate Financial Advisors.
  • Member Emeritus of the Hilton Head Council of Estate and Financial Advisors.
    Former Young Man of the Year for Hilton Head Island, SC.
    See www.hiltonheadestateplanning.com for a complete list.
  • Michael published as client newsletter several times a year, which is available at www.HiltonHeadEstatePlanning.com, after it is first sent to his clients. Michael has  also authored several articles, including Disclaimer Trusts: a wait and see approach to estate planning in light of EGTRRA, published in the November 2002 issue of South Carolina Lawyer magazine and What's New and What's Left in Sophisticated Estate Planning published by National Business Institute, June of 2003, for it's manual Advanced Estate Planning Techniques in South Carolina, and also Ethical Considerations for Estate Planning Lawyers in South Carolina - A Study of Selected Provisions of the Rules of Professional Responsibility and a substantial update to What's New and What's Left in Sophisticated Estate Planning, - A Primer on Selected Estate Planning Techniques for South Carolina Attorneys, both published by National Business Institute for its April 2004 manual on How to Protect Assets During Life and Avoid Estate Tax at Death in South Carolina. Michael also co-authored a manual published by the South Carolina Bar association titled “Attorneys to Protect Client's Interests in South Caorlina – A Manual to Assist Attorneys Appointed by the South Carolina Supreme Court”.
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Michael J. Howell
1 Corpus Christi Place, #112
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
32.1550059,-80.7615629

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