Laughlin and Bowen, P.C. is a small firm whose founders have substantial experience in all aspects of civil litigation. The firm is dedicated to providing high quality litigation services with integrity, speed, and close communication with its clients. The hallmark of the practice is this quality of work and responsiveness to clients’ needs and communications.
Founders John R.C. Bowen and Drew A. Laughlin have practiced law together on Hilton Head Island since 1982, and prior to the formation of the firm in 1990. Drew’s area of concentrations have been construction litigation and assisting businesses in transactional and litigation matters, John’s admiralty and maritime matters, and both have extensive experience in handling a broad variety of commercial, corporate, and tort litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. Both Laughlin and Bowen are certified Civil Mediators, and both have been honored by inclusion in the Martindale Hubble Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers under the Construction and Admiralty sections respectively. Mr. Laughlin has a long history of community and civic involvement, and is currently serving a four year term as Mayor of Hilton Head Island. Mr. Bowen, in addition to many civic and professional activities, is a former U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer
Among the firm’s experienced and dedicated support staff are a real estate paralegal, litigation paralegals./assistants, and additional administrative/clerical staff. All attorneys and staff members are dedicated to keeping the clients well informed while delivering the highest quality of services.
Areas of Practice
Civil Trials in all State and Federal Courts
Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Litigation
Business & Commercial Litigation
Business Transactional Matters
Torts Litigation (personal injury, malpractice, products liability, accidents)
Family Law and Litigation
General Commercial, Corporate, and Real Estate Transactions
Mediation and Arbitration