About Russell Patterson Law

Russell Patterson and his experienced staff on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, will provide the results you need and deserve.  Our Firm is a civil litigation, real estate, estate planning and transactional law firm serving communities through the Lowcountry and across the State of South Carolina. Although a small firm, our attorneys, with an excellent support staff, handle complex litigation, development projects of all sizes, and large transactional undertakings, as well as ordinary real estate, contract, and probate matters. Our attorneys have grown up in the Lowcountry, and know and understand the area and its people. With our knowledge and experience, your important legal matters are handled professionally, confidentially, and at a fair and reasonable cost.  Let our 35 years of experience go to work for you.

Russell P. Patterson, P.A. has served Beaufort County for over 35 years,
providing comprehensive and personalized legal services to individuals
and businesses.

Our civil litigation practice is well equipped to handle your needs. These services include business formations, business litigations, foreclosures, collections, domestications of judgments, tax sale litigations, and property owners association management.

Our real estate practice represents clients in both residential and commercial transactions, ranging from simple equity line closings to complex commercial transactions throughout the state of South Carolina. 

With our extensive local knowledge, we can assist you with all your legal needs at a fair and reasonable cost.

Areas of Law Practiced

Business Litigation

Our firm has over 35 years of experience in civil litigation in South Carolina.   We know the court system and how to represent your interests in the most efficient manner possible.


We have vast experience representing financial institutions and other third party lenders in workouts, receiverships, and foreclosure matters.


Our collection practice focuses on debt repayment plans, foreclosures, asset recoveries, and enforcement of judgments.  We are well versed in Uniform Commercial Code matters and mechanic’s, tax, and other lien priority disputes.

Real Estate Closings

We provide all services in connection with the purchase and sale of real property. These services include title searches, obtaining title insurance, and preparing deeds, mortgages, and other related documents for buyers, sellers, and lenders.

Domestication of Judgments

If you have a judgment from another state, we can help you record and collect it in South Carolina.

Business Formations

We offer the range of skills necessary to help you overcome challenges, minimize risks, and maximize opportunities when forming your business.

Tax Sales

We specialize in handling all aspects of Beaufort County tax sale disputes, including getting your property back after a sale or confirming title after a purchase.

Property Owners Association

We can assist with the enforcement of master deeds and by-laws, the collection of POA fees, and non-judicial foreclosures.