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zach naert Zach Naert

Zach is bilingual and primarily practices timeshare litigation, family law, personal injury, workers' compensation, employment law, and real estate-related litigation. He was raised in the Lowcountry and educated at Winthrop University and the Charleston School of Law where he earned an Honors Political Science and Spanish Degree and a Juris Doctorate, respectively.
An Editor of the Federal Courts Law Review, Zach graduated cum laude. Zach also attended the University of Salamanca, Spain, and the FENIX Language Institute, Mexico. In Mexico, Zach worked with a transnational human rights organization, El Centro de Derechos Humanos.

Other Legal experience includes Air Force JAG, non-profit representation of indigent people, founding Naert Law Firm, LLC, and employment with various private law firms throughout South Carolina.

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joseph dubois Joe DuBois

Joseph DuBois is an undergraduate of the The Citadel's class of 2000. While attending The Citadel, Joe was company commander and a member of the Summerall Guard. Upon his graduation and receipt of a degree in Civil Engineering, Joe attended law school at the University of South Carolina. After graduation and passing the South Carolina Bar Exam in 2003, Joe clerked for the Honorable Paul E. Short, Junior, first at the 6th Judicial Circuit and later at the South Carolina Court of Appeals. Following the completion of these clerkships, Joe began private practice in the Charleston area, representing clients in a wide variety of matters. In 2010, Joe began practicing law in the Hilton Head Island area.
Joe's primary practice areas include representation of property owners' associations, owners and purchasers in timeshare disputes, and individuals injured either on the job or due to no fault of their own. Joe was a candidate for Mayor of Hilton Head Island in 2014.

Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett is an undergraduate of the University of South Carolina class of 2010. While at the University of South Carolina, Michael received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Darla Moore School of Business with majors in both Management and Marketing. Michael earned his Juris Doctor Degree University of South Carolina School of Law in May of 2014 and began practicing law in December of 2014.

Sarah Malphrus

Sarah is a bright and upcoming paralegal currently pursuing her career at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. She is a native of the Lowcountry and a graduate of Thomas Heyward Academy. Sarah has legal experience with multiple private law firms in Jasper and Beaufort counties, including civil litigation, family law, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and timeshare dispute litigation. She works hard to give back and contribute to the to the community by participating in numerous local events and organizations.

Hillary Smith

Hillary is part of our administrative team and has legal experience working for multiple private law firms in the Lowcountry. She is a graduate of Thomas Heyward Academy class of 2011 and was born and raised in South Carolina.


Emily Collazos

Emily was raised on Hilton Head Island and graduated from Hilton Head High School. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.

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Hilton Head Location: 22 New Orleans Rd #1, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Company Mailing Address: PO Box 7228, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

(843) 686-5500 | Facsimile: (843) 686-5501
E-mail Addresses:
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