Drew A. Laughlin

Drew A. Laughlin

Drew has practiced law on Hilton Head Island since 1977.  Prior to co-founding Laughlin & Bowen, P.A. with John Bowen in 1990, Drew was a member of the firms Bowen, Smoot & Laughlin, Qualey, Laughlin & Qualey, P.A., and McNair Law Firm, P.A.  Drew has dedicated a considerable portion of his practice to assisting and providing services for local small business owners from business filings, contracts, licensing, dispute resolution and litigation. Drew has a long history of  community involvement.  Drew served on the Hilton Head Island Town Council for seven years. Former Mayor of the Town of Hilton Head Island (2010 – 2014).  

Drew’s practice areas include Business and Contract Litigation, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Construction Litigation, Appellate Advocacy, Property Law, Community Associations, and Small Businesses.  He is a licensed arbitrator and Circuit Court mediator.


  • South Carolina Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • University of Virginia, B.A., With Distinction, 1974
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1977

            Order of Wig and Robe

            South Carolina Law Review


Awards and Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • Former Chairman, Town of Hilton Head Island Design Review Board 
  • Former Chairman, Town of Hilton Head Island Planning Commission
  • Former President, Hilton Head Plantation Property Owners Association, Inc.
  • Former Member, Board of Commissioners, Hilton Head No. 1 Public Service District
  • Former Member, Town Council, Town of Hilton Head Island
  • Member, Mayor’s Task Force  for the Future of Hilton Head Island
  • Former Mayor, Town of Hilton Head Island


Drew A. Laughlin, Esquire – drew.laughlin@laughlinandbowen.com

Nicole Lucignoli, Legal Assistant to Drew A. Laughlin – Nicole@laughlinandbowen.com