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William Randall Phipps - Hilton Head Island, SC

11 Marina Side Drive Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

Updated: 02/16/2017

Hilton Head Island Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Overview: William R. Phipps has been practicing law for over 33 years and his statewide practice is limited exclusively to family law and divorce cases. He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Phipps served on the Family Law Section Counsel of the South Carolina Bar from 1995 through 2008 and was its President in 2000-2001...

About William Randall Phipps

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1989
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1989

Other Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar Association, 1982 - Present
  • Beaufort County Bar Association, 1989 - Present
  • Hilton Head Island Bar Association, 1989 - Present
  • Family Law Section of South Carolina Bar, 1994 - Present
  • Family Law Section Counsel of the SC Bar, 1995 - 2008
  • Newberry County Bar Association, 2003 - Present
  • Family Law Section Counsel of the SC Bar, 2000 - 2001 (President)
  • Beaufort County Bar, 1999 - 2000 (President)
  • Family Law Section Committee of the South Carolina Bar Association, 1999 - 2000 (Chair Elect)
  • Family Law Section Committee of the South Carolina Bar Association, 2000 - 2001 (Chairman)
  • Family Law Section Committee of the South Carolina Bar Association, 2001 - 2002 (Past Chair)
  • Beaufort County Bar Association, 1998 - 1999 (Vice President)

Classes and Seminars

  • 2014 Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners on the topic of representing the incapacitated spouse in family court, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2013 Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners on the topic of emancipation of minors, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2012 Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners on the topic of transmutation in family court, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2012 Annual Convention of the South Carolina Academy of Justice on the topic of transmutation in family Court, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2011 Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners on the topic health insurance issues in relation to divorce, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2010 Hot Tips for the Solo or Small Firm on the topic of case management software, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2009 Annual South Carolina Bar Meeting on the topic of MySpace, Facebook and Other Evidentiary Issues, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2008 Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners on the topic of MySpace, Facebook and Other Evidentiary Issues, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2007 Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners on the topic of drug testing in family court, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2006 Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners on the topic of attorney fees in family court, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2006 South Carolina Bar Convention on the topic of the need for a new financial declaration in family court, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2005 Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners on the topic of when a separation agreement becomes binding in family court, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2004 Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic Law Practitioners on the topic of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2003 Hot Tips from the Best Domestic Law Practitioners on the topic of jurisdictional considerations in family court, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2002 Hot Tips from the Best Domestic Law Practitioners on the topic of client intake procedures in a domestic practice, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2001 South Carolina Family Law Ethics Update on the topic of lawyer advertising, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2001 Hot Tips from the Best Domestic Law Practitioners on the topic of guardians ad litem in family court, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • 2000 Hot Tips from the Best Domestic Law Practitioners on the topic of tax issues in family court, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • Moderator/coordinator for the Family Law Section of the 2000 South Carolina Bar Midyear Meeting and additionally made a presentation on jurisdiction in family court, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • South Carolina Bar 1999 Hot Tips from the Experts CLE on the topic of lawyer advertising, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • South Carolina Bar 1998 Hot Tips from the Experts CLE on a topic of family law, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • South Carolina Bar 1997 Hot Tips from the Experts CLE on a topic of family law, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • South Carolina Bar 1996 Hot Tips from the Experts CLE on a topic of family law, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • South Carolina Bar 1995 Hot Tips from the Experts CLE on the topic of the use of credit reports in family court, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
  • South Carolina Bar 1994 Hot Tips from the Experts CLE on the topic of surveillance equipment which could be used for spying on a spouse, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar

Past Positions

  • United States Navel Reserve, Judge Advocate General Corps, Ensign, 1981 - Present
  • United States Navy, Officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps
  • United States Naval Reserve, Commander
  • Bethea, Jordan and Griffin, P.A., Associate Litigation Attorney, 1989 - 1995
  • Phipps & Geis, P.A., Founder, 2000 - 2010
  • Phipps & Brach, P.A., 2011 - 2016

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 1978
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Political Science

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Marital Litigation in South Carolina Substantive Law, Second Edition, Roy T. Stuckey (S.C. Bar CLE 1997), Editorial Board
  • Marriage and Divorce Law in South Carolina, A layperson’s Guide, Roy T. Stuckey (S.C. Bar CLE 2001), Editorial Board
  • Carolina Family Lawyers’ Tool Kit, (S.C. Bar CLE 2003), one of many writers as well as a member of the Editorial Board

Office Information

Address

11 Marina Side Drive Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

Fax

  • 843-706-5979

Achievements

Honors

  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Superb Rating, AVVO
  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • National Defense Service Ribbon
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal

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