Malena DInwoodieMalena A. Dinwoodie

Charleston, South Carolina

Ms. Dinwoodie is originally from Rhode Island. She moved to South Carolina in 1989 and grew up in Beaufort.

Ms. Dinwoodie received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Clemson University in 2005, minoring in Business Administration. After graduation, she returned to Beaufort, SC and taught high school English for four years prior to enrolling in Charleston School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor degree. In law school, Ms. Dinwoodie served as a 3L Senator for the Student Bar Association, was the Associate Justice for Business Affairs on the Moot Court Board, was a teaching fellow in the Legal Research and Writing program, and earned CALI awards in Trial Advocacy and First Amendment Seminar: Church, State, and the Constitution.

Ms. Dinwoodie is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Charleston County Bar Association, and South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. She is licensed to practice both in South Carolina State Court and in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. Ms. Dinwoodie practices in the Firm’s general litigation division, primarily focusing on Estate Planning, Probate Law, Real Property Law, HOA Law and general litigation.

Areas of Practice:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Property Law
  • HOA Law
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions and Licenses:

  • Admitted to South Carolina Bar, 2019
  • Licensed in SC State Court and in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina


  • Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina, 2012
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: CALI (American Jurisprudence) Awards in First Amendment Seminar: Church, State, and the Constitution and Trial Advocacy
  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, 2005
    • Bachelor of Arts, English

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association

Serving the people and businesses of South Carolina for over fifty years.