Laura Dukes Beck


A highly respected, nearly life-long Charleston resident, Laura is a forward- thinking problem-solver with extensive experience in land use, zoning, and real estate. Laura is a current member of the Charleston County Planning Commission, and she has served in the past as a City Councilmember and Planning Commission Chair for the City of Folly Beach. She enjoys helping clients navigate the processes and procedures for accomplishing their land use goals. Her work also includes real estate litigation, and post-judgment debt collection. She serves as a special referee and is certified as a civil mediator, and she brings her reputation as a fair consensus builder to these roles. Whether Laura is appearing before government bodies, home owners associations, or in a court hearing, her clients benefit from her knowledge of how the court and government operate. She regularly represents clients in real estate closings, non-jury litigation, and any type of real estate litigation, and she is also well-versed in the tactics to help resolve cases in advance of trial.

Outside Laura’s busy practice, she enjoys spending time with her teenage children at the beach, surfing, watching them play sports, and discussing the important issues of the day. She is involved in environmental causes, as well as breast cancer and mental health initiatives. Laura loves living in Charleston and she is a Tar Heel basketball fan.