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DEIRDRE W. EDMONDS, Attorney at Law and Former Horry County Probate Judge

Deirdre W. Edmonds was born in Aiken County, South Carolina.  She attended the University of South Carolina and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984.  She attained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1987.  Deirdre was licensed to practice law in the State of South Carolina on November 23, 1987.

Deirdre began her legal career at the law firm of Bellamy, Rutenberg, Copeland, Epps, Gravely, & Bowers, P.A. in Myrtle Beach, SC.  During her ten years with the Bellamy Law Firm, she focused primarily on estate planning, probate, corporate, tax, business, and elder law.   Deirdre practiced with the law firm of Kathryn Cook DeAngelo from 1997 until 2001, where she continued to concentrate in the areas of estate and disability planning, elder law and probate.  Deirdre was elected Probate Judge for Horry County in November 2002, and was re-elected in November 2006 and November 2010.  She served as Horry County's Probate Judge until January 2015.

Deirdre has been licensed to practice law in SC for more than thirty years.  She is a member of the South Carolina Bar, and a member of the section on Probate, Estate Planning and Trust and the Elder Law Committee.  She is a member of  the Horry County Bar Association. She is a former member of the , and the National College of Probate Judges and the S.C. Association of Probate Judges.  Deirdre is also a member of the Grand Strand Area Estate Planning Council, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Carolinas Chapter of NAELA and the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association.  Deirdre previously served as President of the S.C. Association of Probate Judges and on the Probate Judges Advisory Committee at the request of the Chief Justice of the S.C. Supreme Court, the Hon. Jean Toal.  Deirdre and her husband have been married for over 28 years and they have three daughters, twins, Jessie and Katherine, and their youngest, Aubrey.   




Michael Scott Large is a member of the Law Office of Deirdre W. Edmonds, PA. He graduated from Richard Stockton College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law in 1991. Michael is admitted to practice law in South Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Prior to joining the Law Office of Deirdre W. Edmonds, Michael was the Elder Law unit head with South Carolina Legal Services. During his time there, Michael’s practice focused on the aging population and individuals with disabilities. He worked collaboratively with local community groups, state agencies, and national organizations to develop new programs and outreach that helped educate the public and protect the rights of vulnerable adults. He is experienced in the areas of elder law, estate planning, supported decision making, guardianship and conservatorship matters, Medicaid planning for nursing home care, probate administration and litigation, and public benefits appeals. 

Michael is an active member of the South Carolina Bar currently serving on the Vulnerable Adult Task Force and Elder Law Committee. He is a member of the Horry County Bar, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and serves on the Board of Directors for Champion Autism Network.  Michael is also a Leadership Grand Strand alumni. He is a frequent volunteer and speaker on issues affecting the elderly and vulnerable adults. Michael is happily married to his wife Becky and they have two sons.