Meet the Attorneys
WILLIAM W. JONES, JR.
born in Greenville, SC, April 27, 1946; admitted to bar, 1972, South Carolina,
Education: The Citadel (B.A., 1968); University of South Carolina (J.I). 1971) Phi Delta Phi. Member Hilton Head Island Town Council, 1983-1985. Vice Chairman, South Carolina Coastal Council, 1988-1991 and Chairman, 1991-1993. Chairman Greater Beaufort-Hilton Head Economic Development Partnership, 2003 -. Chairman South Carolina Council on Coastal Futures, 2003 -. Member, Medical University of South Carolina's Board of Visitors, 2003 -. Trustee, University of South Carolina, 2004 -. Director, Atlantic Savings Bank, 1986 -. Member: Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island (President 1986-1987) and American Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar. (1st Lt., SAR).
CONCENTRATION: Environmental Law; Telecommunications Law, Banking Law; International Contracts; Corporate Law; Real Estate Development.
MARK S. SIMPSON
born Leesburg, Virginia, January 26, 1962; admitted to bar, 1987, South Carolina; 1991, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina,
Education: University of South Carolina (B.S. cum laude 1983; J.D. 1987). Member: Hilton Head Island, Beaufort Country and American Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar. Mortgage Lenders Board. Chairman, Board of Directors, United Way of Beaufort County.
CONCENTRATION: Real Estate Development, Real Estate Closings, Condominium Documentation, Sale and Acquisition of Businesses, Corporate Law, Real Property Law.
Wm. WESTON J. NEWTON
born Greenville, South Carolina, February 22, 1967; admitted to bar, 1993, South Carolina, U.S. District Court; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1997, U.S. Supreme Court,
Education: Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1989); University of South Carolina, (J.D., 1993). Order of Wig and Robe, President's and Dean's List.
Law Clerk: Honorable C. Weston Houck, Chief U.S. District Judge, District of South Carolina, 1994-1996; Honorable John H. Waller, Jr., Associate Justice South Carolina Supreme Court, Judge of Twelfth Judicial Circuit, 1993-1994.
Member: Beaufort County Council, Chairman 2003-2012, Member: 1999-2012; S.C. House of Representatives, 2013 - :Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island (President 1999, Secretary 1998-1999, Treasurer 1997-1998); and American Bar Associations;
2007 Best of Bluffton Best Attorney Award.
CONCENTRATION: Corporate Law, Real Property Law; Civil Litigation; Property Owners and Condominium Associations; Collection.
SAMUEL L. KIRKLAND
Born in Dennison, Ohio, December 1, 1951; Admitted to the Bar of the State of Ohio, 1985; Admitted to U.S. District Court of Northeastern Ohio, 1987; Admitted to the Bar of the State of South Carolina, 2007; Admitted to US District Court of South Carolina, 2014.
Education: David Anderson High School, Lisbon, Ohio 1969; Youngstown State University (BA - summa cum laude - 1981), Youngstown, Ohio; University of Akron (Juris Doctorate 1984 - Dean's List), Akron, Ohio; Former Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Law, Kent State University; Former Assistant Ohio State Prosecuting Attorney for Columbiana County, Ohio; Member: Hilton Head Island and Beaufort County Bar Associations; Columbiana County, Ohio Bar Association; American Bar Association; South Carolina Bar; Ohio Bar
Concentration: Personal Injury, Accidents and Workers Compensation, Civil Litigation, Real Property Law, Condominium Law
F. WARD BORDEN
Born in Richmond, Virginia, March 18, 1958; Admitted to bar memberships as follows: Virginia, 1988; District of Columbia, 1989; South Carolina, 1997. Admitted to U.S. District Court (D.SC), 2002, U. S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1989.
Education: University of South Carolina B. A., Journalism, 1981. George Mason University School of Law J.D., 1988. Member: South Carolina Bar, Virginia Bar, District of Columbia Bar, Beaufort County Bar, Community Associations Institute.
Concentration: Condominium and Community Association Law, Civil Litigation, Construction Law, Business Organizations and Dissolutions, Business Transactions, Collections.
DEAN S. HASKELL
Born in Deer Isle, Maine, May 20, 1951. Admitted to the Bar of the State of Connecticut, 1976; Admitted to the Bar of the State of South Carolina, 1988.
Education: The University of Maine(B.A. 1973); Western New England College School of Law (J.D. 1976)
Concentration: Bankruptcy Law, Commercial Transactions, Collections, Corporate Law.
NICHOLAS CARROLL McEWEN
Nicholas McEwen was raised in the small town of Barnwell, SC before moving to Bluffton, SC where he attended undergraduate school at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Mr. McEwen graduated from the University of South Carolina Beaufort in 2012 with a B.S. in Business Management along with a concentration in Business Marketing. After completing undergraduate studies, Mr. McEwen achieved his law degree at the Charleston School of Law. While attending the Charleston School of Law he was an active member of the Maritime Law Society, SC Bar Association, Charleston County Bar Association, and the Southeastern Admiralty Lawyers Institute. Mr. McEwen has worked under many experienced medical malpractice defense attorneys around the state while employed at firms such as the Hood Law Firm, Oliver Manor Law Firm, and Carlock Copeland & Stair Law Firm. In addition to working under experienced medical malpractice defense attorneys, Mr. McEwen clerked for the Honorable Doyett A. Early III of the Second Judicial Circuit in the District of South Carolina. Mr. McEwen has been practicing Real Estate Law in Bluffton South Carolina since becoming a licensed attorney. In his free time, Mr. McEwen enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and offshore fishing.