Attorney and Staff
John L. Wilson, Managing Shareholder, holds a BS in Administrative Management, with Honor, from Clemson University (1978) and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina, School of Law (1981). In years 2013 thru 2017 inclusive, Mr. Wilson received an AV preeminent rating from his peers thru Martindale Hubble peer review process, which is the highest possible rating by his peers for legal ability and ethics. John concentrates his 35 year law practice in residential and commercial real estate, mediation, probate, estate planning and business law. Admitted to the SC Bar in 1981, he is admitted to the US District Court, US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, US Tax Court and the US Supreme Court. A Certified Circuit Court Mediator, John is also a member of the Real Estate, Probate, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Corporation Sections of the SC Bar. He is a Past President of the Hilton Head Island Rotary Club as well as the Hilton Head Island Jaycees. He has been recognized as the Rotarian of the Year by the Hilton Head Island Rotary Club and the Rotarian of the Year out of 4800 Rotarians in the 78 Club District of Coastal and Midlands South Carolina. John is an honored member of Who's Who in American Law, The Association of Attorney-Mediators, Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals, Who's Who Among Outstanding Americans and Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. John is the 2012 receipient of the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbel, earning a Client Review Rating Score of higher than 4.5 on a scale of 1-5, placing him in the top 4% of 900,000+ rated lawyers. John is married to Jackie, our office manager and they have 2 sons and 2 daughters, Tom, Kelli, Andrew and Sara. John and Jackie enjoy boating, their 5 grandchildren and their their dog, Summer.
Jacqueline "Jackie" Wilson, Office Manager, has 31 years of client service with the firm. She greets all clients, processes real estate and timeshare resale closings and manages all client incoming and outgoing funds in the firm's escrow account.
Kathleen "Kathy" Moore, is our Probate and Timeshare Paralegal and has been with the firm for 17 years, although her experience in South Carolina law firms spans 19 years. Kathy can generally assist our clients with questions on the progress of their files.
Kelli Lust, Legal Assistant has completed 7 years of client service with our firm. She assists the attorney with various projects, images and archives client files and performs post- closing processing in all real property closings.