William M. Bowen, P.A.

William M. Bowen, P.A.

AV-rated General Practice Law Firm in Hilton Head Island, SC

Firm Overview

Experienced and highly rated attorney with 46 years of experience:
William M. Bowen, P.A. is one of the successors to West, Bowen, Cooper, Beard & Smoot, which was formed in 1975. The firm engages in general practice with strong concentration in real estate law, estate planning and administration, and trial practice in all courts of General Jurisdiction and the family court.

With his 46 years of experience, attorney Bowen can provide you with the legal advantages your case needs in order to achieve your goals and minimize any negative consequences you may be facing. He takes care to educate you about the pros and cons of your case so you can understand the options that can best serve your needs.

He has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

William M. Bowen, P.A. regularly handles:
-General practice in all state and federal courts
-Mergers and acquisitions
-Real estate
-Construction law
-Trusts and estates
-Wills and probate

Dedicated Legal Professional:
Mr. Bowen also participates in governmental, political, community and charitable affairs and is an active participant in continuing legal education and professional activities. From your first contact to the final resolution, you will experience the quality, dedication and peace of mind that comes from entrusting your legal matter to a knowledgeable and experienced South Carolina attorney.

Main Office

Main Office
52 New Orleans Road
Suite 202, The Jade Building
Hilton Head Island SC 29928






Hilton Head Island, SC Business Law Attorney.

Trusted Business Ally:
If you are planning to start your own business in South Carolina, or if you want to expand your current business, an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney can help expedite the process and ensure your success. Attorney William M. Bowen assists individuals and businesses of all sizes with a full range of legal services, including:

-Commercial and civil litigation
-Business formation and advice
-Due diligence
-Financial investment counseling
-Contract review and development
-Breach of contract
-Buy and sell agreements
-Shareholder disputes

With more than 45 years of industry experience, William M. Bowen in Hilton Head Island, SC is well prepared to handle business legal issue of any size or complexity. If litigation becomes necessary, he works tirelessly to defend your rights in court and provide the best possible results for your case.

Realizing your Business Dreams:
A focus of the firm is helping clients start their own businesses. William M. Bowen, P.A. in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina reviews your business plans and advises on issues involved in business formation and maintenance, including potential liability, corporate entity formation and tax structures. Once your business has been established, he continues to help it grow by advising on insurance coverage, investment strategies and corporate compliance issues. He also looks after your best interests by finding strategies to limit your personal liability and increase your bottom line.

Helping Business Owners Move Forward:
William M. Bowen, P.A. works closely with business owners to ensure businesses run smoothly. He often negotiates and draft contracts and buy-and-sell agreements, assists with corporate compliance measures and tax filing, and represents businesses in shareholder disputes and commercial litigation cases. He knows how to best represent your financial interests, successfully resolving your issues in the boardroom or the courtroom.

William Bowen

William M. Bowen, P.A.


William M. Bowen has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice Areas:
-General civil practice in all state and federal courts
-Real estate
-Construction law
-Trusts and estates
-Mergers and acquisitions

-South Carolina and U.S. District Court, 1966
-U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Supreme Court, 1970
-U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1971

-University of South Carolina, J.D., 1966
-Washington & Lee University, A.B., 1963


Associations & Memberships:
-Beaufort County and American Bar Associations
-South Carolina Bar (Vice President, 14th Judicial Circuit, 1970; Member, Executive Committee, 1973)

Biographical Details:
-Beaufort County Council (Member, 1978-1982; Vice Chairman, 1986-1988; Chairman, 1988-1990)
-Member: Board of Directors, Washington & Lee Alumni Association, 1988-1992
-Board of Directors, Virginia Sigma SAE, 1988
-Board of Directors, South Carolina Foundation of Independent Colleges, 1992-1996
-Member, General Society of Colonial Wars and South Carolina Society
-Founders Society of South Carolina, St. Cecilia Society of Charleston, Naval Order of the United States
-Recipient, The Island Packet's 2008 Reader's Choice Award Voted The Best Attorney, Island Packet Readers
-Former Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve


University of South Carolina
Juris Doctorate, 1966