Words From Our Clients

Clients of The Charleston Estate Planning Law Firm appreciate the personalized touch we bring to every meeting with a client, as well as our creativity and broad knowledge of estate planning tools. You don’t have to take our word for it, though! Read what our clients have to say about us below!

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My husband and I needed our estate documents updated once we relocated to Mount Pleasant. A good friend recommended Eleanor Washburn and we have been so happy with the recommendation. What a pleasant experience – it was easy, efficient, thorough, and extremely professional. We would not hesitate to recommend Eleanor Washburn and her legal assistant, Dawn Hart and the service they provide.

Kathryn & Kevin K.

Don’t hesitate to make an appointment. Their service is professional with a level of compassion that makes you feel comfortable and confident in your decisions. We are so happy with Charleston Estate Planning.

Teresa Harper

It is with the most heartfelt gratitude that I leave this review for Eleanor and Dawn at Charleston estate planning. Both went above and beyond and helping my parents with this difficult transition in their lives. I cannot say thank you enough for your patience and understanding and communication during this whole process we will never be able to express our gratitude enough.

Charlotte Kauffman

They have some amazing people with excellent communication skills, they are knowledgeable, and have strong analytical abilities. I would recommend Charleston Estate Planning to all my friends and family!

E. Owens

My husband and I made an appointment with Eleanor Washburn to go over estate and trust planning. We knew what we wanted and needed but we weren’t sure how to implement it. She met with us twice, once to get to know us and the second time to finalize everything. Eleanor is very easy to talk to. She answered all of our questions thoroughly and patiently. She is very knowledgeable in estate/trust law. It seems second nature to her to make sure every detail is correct. Her assistant Dawn is also a pleasure to talk to. Both of them are patient, warm and welcoming. Every single one of our needs were met with little to no delay. Both Eleanor and Dawn have exceeded our expectations. We have already recommended this firm to our family and will be happy to do the same with friends or anyone else who needs these services.

Jaime Postell Thrift

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Eleanor for our estate planning needs and our experience was positive from start to finish. She was highly recommended, and her expertise, candor and warmth exceeded our expectations. She took the time to explain to us the process and patiently answered all of our questions. Her team was responsive and attentive. I highly recommend Charleston Estate Planning Law firm to anyone in need of estate planning services.

Laura Lima

Our sincere thanks for the expertise and effort you made in straightening out our estate and making our future a little or a lot less complicated. From the moment we stepped into your office, you put us at ease and in a comfortable environment. Your explanations and presentation of several avenues and options were clear and concise. And all of this you accomplished within a 2 week timeframe! Thank you again. We look forward to our continuing association

Linda and Joe P.

Smooth, timely, and accurate… Thanks Eleanor Washburn

Randy Donley

My experience with both Dawn Hart and Eleanor Washburn are what I would expect from a professional law firm. I enjoyed working with both of them and would recommend them to my friends.

Donald Reinhart

Dawn and Eleanor were both extremely experienced, and they were able to walk us through the process so that we could understand it easily….

Philip Dillon

The estate plan prepared for us was extensive in scope far beyond what we expected. Needs we did not know we had were explained, covered, and included. The process was simple and not too time consuming. A very worthwhile experience. Thank you.

Martha Ferguson

Eleanor and Dawn made everything so easy and painless! They worked hard to accommodate our schedules and got things done for us very quickly. We so appreciate their efforts, kindness and expertise and absolutely would highly recommend them!


My wife and I recently moved to Charleston, SC from the Finger Lakes region of NYS. We needed to update our estate planning documents, wills/trusts, power of attorney, living will, etc. Our James Island CPA recommended Eleanor for the task. Eleanor provided us with good advice moving forward considering some recent developments in the family. In a couple of weeks, Eleanor and her legal assistant Dawn had all documents ready to go.
It was a pleasure working with Eleanor and Dawn. We will be checking in with them every few years for changes in the laws or in our personal situations.


Always felt very respected when answering our questions!
Initial contact with Dawn made me feel genuinely cared for and guided.
Thanks for user friendly atmosphere!!


Very professional and personable. Process was easy and efficient. Good experience – pleased with outcome. 5 Stars.


Eleanor Washburn was recommended to us by a good friend who had a great experience with her. My wife and I had the same experience and are very happy that we followed her advice. Eleanor is very personable, knowledgeable and professional. It was a pleasure working with her especially considering the emotional topics and decisions that we had to make. We highly recommend her!


Eleanor Washburn helped my husband with probate. She was reasonably priced and made the process much simpler for us. She was very accommodating in meeting us in the early evenings. I definitely recommend her services.


Eleanor Washburn came highly recommended by other attorneys in the surrounding areas. Her 25+ years of experience was also a draw. She was a phenomenal help to my siblings and I in a highly unanticipated estate case. We appreciated her up front, straight forward, & timely communication. She took the good days & the hard emotional days with streamlined professionalism. Though the other party was non-communicative, she stepped in and got things moving. Even her assistant, Dawn, was compassionate, kind, & helpful. I highly recommend!


Very efficient and easy to understand. Never rushed – excellent experience.


We needed our Trust documents updated after moving to South Carolina. They did a great job! Very friendly and understanding!


Great team, really made things easy for us!


Went above and beyond my expectations. Very well detail oriented. Highly recommend and will use again.


She is very informed, explained things clearly and just enjoyable to talk with and work with.


She knew exactly what we needed to do.

Brian and Kathy

Eleanor is an intelligent, skilled professional. Her knowledge of the law goes far beyond the average estate planning attorney – she understands how to apply that knowledge to a client’s particular situation to best achieve the client’s desired results. I recommend her without hesitation.


Eleanor Washburn is an excellent attorney and she has my highest recommendation!