Testimonials found on this website are actual client reviews of the Charleston, South Carolina attorneys of Brinkley Law Firm, LLC. We appreciate our clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: we cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes we have achieved in past legal matters.

We had an international surrogacy arrangement and chose Stephanie to be our surrogacy lawyer based on three separate recommendations.

Stephanie is an incredible surrogacy lawyer who understands the courts system county by county in SC. Moreover Stephanie went that extra mile helping us to navigate anything we asked – about accommodation, hospitals, paperwork copies, nannies, grocery shop visits and local places to shop and visit.

The additional guidance and assistance really helped make things more manageable during the Covid pandemic and we are so grateful that we could just call Stephanie when needed.

Stephanie has her own family and commitments but always gave us time with a pleasant, friendly smile on her face. We cannot recommend Stephanie enough.

– M.K. & S.K.

2020 has been the craziest of years indeed, but with the best silver lining: my daughter was born through surrogacy in Atlanta on July 24th. Thanks to you and your team for the legal work you did to facilitate this journey. On those dark days where you question life, career, and the meaning of it all… please remember that the work you do has tangible, miraculous effects. Thank you for that. . . Let’s hope that these last months of 2020 won’t be as crazy as the others have been.

– J.L.B

I highly recommend the Brinkley Law Firm!! Stephanie and her team were very compassionate and caring in my difficult divorce situation. They walked me through the process and made it very simple. Even when I was not feeling my best, I had peace due to their constant communication and guidance.

– T.H

Attorney Brinkley was upfront with my case from the start. I initially chose Attorney Brinkley due to her expertise in the areas of assisted reproduction as I knew my separation/divorce would need attention to detail in this area. I worked with Mrs. Brinkley for 2.5 years during the most difficult days of my life. She handled my separation /divorce case with utmost care and with her focus on the children from the start. Mrs. Brinkley is approachable, open minded, reasonable, and level headed and her expertise goes deep. She takes time to review each matter that presents and prioritizes issues that she knows have meaningful impact for the children and your situation. Mrs. Brinkley listens. She listens to what is really important to you & and throughout your case continuously assures the children’s emotional and physical needs are being cared for. You feel like your case is the only case she is working on and she is swift and careful with deadlines. Mrs. Brinkley knows her limitations and is a collaborator with trustworthy professionals she refers you to. She knows when expert knowledge with satisfactory return on your financial investments may benefit with the overall goals in your case. Mrs. Brinkley collaborated seamlessly with 2 other professionals and also worked on my case behind the scenes while they all maintained a high level of professionalism attending to the details in my case. I will close with her knowledge because I was first most concerned about how much she cared before I cared about how much she knew. I can’t over emphasize her knowledge base and experience which she brought to the table to guide me every step of the way. I know I can contact her anytime in the future if needed.

– T.O.

I would wholeheartedly recommend Stephanie to be anyone’s surrogacy lawyer as she was instrumental even during the COVID crisis - to make a challenging process a lot easier and bearable.

Stephanie is incredibly personable and a great lawyer. Even in the midst and craziness of the Covid pandemic Stephanie was helpful to interview and find me an amazing nanny in South Carolina. Stephanie recognizes the sensitives of surrogacy and as such besides dealing with the actual law and process, she was also aware and helpful to me in relation to the practical issues of being a single international parent becoming a father to twins in South Carolina.

Given the above, I am grateful to have appointed Stephanie and her team and will recommend her to anyone undergoing the surrogacy process.

– J.T.

Best experience I have ever had when dealing with attorneys. Amy and Stephanie made everything as seamless as possible and helped navigate through difficult situations. Both responded quickly and professionally and worked diligently to make all as simple as possible. I highly recommend the Brinkley Law Firm to anyone who wants professional to represent them!

– K.

We had an excellent experience with Stephanie Brinkley in providing legal assistance to our family. Highly recommended for anyone interested in expanding his or her family through adoption, surrogacy, or needing expertise in fertility law. Very professional, knowledgeable, and accessible!

– J.

I went through Brinkley Law Firm with Maggie for my divorce. I could not recommend a better Law Firm for any of your family law needs! They were all extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process.

– M.

Stephanie and her staff were a wonderful support to me throughout my journey as a gestational surrogate. These arrangements can be fraught with unknowns and hurdles but I knew I could always count on them for sound, knowledgeable advice and prompt responses to any and all of my questions. Having good legal counsel is of the utmost importance and I always felt that Stephanie had my best interest at heart and represented me well. I would gladly recommend her to anyone!

– B.

I just want to say that Stephanie and Maggie at the Brinkley law firm did a fantastic job representing my wife and our family. They never gave up and represented us with passion, integrity and enthusiasm. We had been through three other attorneys before we found Stephanie and Maggie and we are so lucky to have found them. I would recommend them to anyone needing an attorney in family court.

– T.

I was referred to Brinkley Law Firm by someone in the family who knew how complex my situation was. Both, Stephanie and Maggie, exceeded all of my expectations. They quickly took my case due to the importance of my children’s well being. They were very professional right from the beginning. They put their heart and soul into my case and thanks to them, my daughters’ lives changed for good. There are no words to express how thankful I am.

– I.

I would've never, ever made it through the WORST time of my life without Ms. Brinkley's steadfast help and support. She and her staff are impeccable!!!

– L.

I was very satisfied with Brinkley law firm to set up our wills in such a way that both my children would be power of attorney, one for the medical and one for the financial. I would highly recommend this law firm.

– E.

Brinkley Law provides compassionate representation by highly competent and well-respected attorneys who are regarded as experts in their specialties. You will not find shady and unreliable attorneys whose main goal is to run up as high of a bill as possible. I highly recommend Stephanie Brinkley and Maggie Ramsey.

– A.

It was a pleasure working with Att. Brinkley and her office. Being far away we always felt she had our best interest in mind, keeping us updated about everything important, without troubling us with unnecessary details. The whole surrogacy process was thorough but very smooth with the help of Stephanie Brinkley.

– H.

When we first started to think of having a family, we had no idea that a lawyer would play a key part. But when we couldn’t conceive naturally, we had to examine other options. We are based in Ireland where surrogacy is not legal, so we had to expand our horizons. The USA was our preferred destination for many reasons, but mainly because of the way the Surrogate Mother would be treated/respected. We were put in contact with Ms. Brinkley and she fully explained the legal aspects and managed the process very well for us, keeping us well-informed at each stage. She even offered to drive 300 miles to sort out our son’s Birth Certificate! As international clients, time is precious and I would highly recommend Stephanie Brinkley—her experience in this area makes her invaluable to any Surrogacy, and especially so for International Intending Parents.

– O.

We have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Brinkley on more than one occasion. When we first entered the world of surrogacy, we did not know which end was up. It was all so confusing. Stephanie sat down with us and expertly explained the process here in SC and what to expect as we progressed. She was available and responsive, even answering trivial questions on the weekend. Throughout the entire journey, we literally didn’t have to worry about a single thing. From paperwork to hearings, Stephanie kept us in the loop and was timely and efficient with all that had to be done. It was seamless. When it came time to retain counsel for a second journey, once again trusting Stephanie Brinkley with our legal interests was a given.

– M.

I highly recommend Brinkley Law Firm. They made an unpleasant situation as pleasant as they could. Maggie Ramsey is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Our whole legal process went smoothly from start to finish. I was completely confident in her advice and felt secure with the decisions made. They responded to all inquiries via phone or email in a timely manner. Hopefully it won't be needed, but if I ever had to return for further legal advice, Brinkley Law Firm would be the first place I would go.

– C.

The surrogacy process can be a challenging one—there are many people and steps involved. After much research at home, our first meeting was with an attorney. Stephanie Brinkley of the Brinkley Law Firm came highly recommended by our fertility clinic. Leaving our first meeting with her we knew this would not only be a business relationship, it would also be very personal. A lot of time, money, and emotions are dedicated to this journey, so it was reassuring to know we were working with someone as invested in the process as we were.

Our carrier/intended parent relationship was one that progressed without an agency. Stephanie handled the legal (intended parent portion) and financial aspects of our agreement in the most professional manner. We were more than pleased with her ability to act as our “agent” and keep things running smoothly throughout the entire process. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field of practice, and was/is always educated and up to date in the advanced reproductive technology arena, attending as many conferences as her schedule allows. She is an advocate for both intended parents and gestational carriers alike. Stephanie’s responses to all questions/concerns we had during the process were timely and resolved efficiently. She is one of few attorneys in her area of practice, and we truly believe one of the best. Stephanie is passionate about her work, and her affable personality is crucial to the success of a surrogacy agreement. If this ends up being something we do again, we would work with Stephanie whether we still live in South Carolina or across the country. She will forever be a major contributor to the success of our growing family.

– M.

My ex-husband and I are friendly and co-parent extremely well thanks to the professionals at the Brinkley Law Firm. Throughout the year-long dissolution of my marriage, Ms. Ramsey had no qualms about letting me know her primary concern—a healthy environment and outcome for my daughter. Her honest disposition forced me to handle the end of my marriage with dignity and maturity. Both Ms. Ramsey and Ms. Brinkley acted as team members, and at no point did they treat my case like a war. Their professionalism assisted my ex-husband and I in settling our differences amicably, which allowed us to focus on the health and well-being of our daughter. I can’t express enough how pleased I am with the way Ms. Ramsey and Ms. Brinkley of the Brinkley Law Firm handled my marital transition.

– L.

… [Ms. Brinkley’s] vast knowledge of family law; her wisdom and kindness in dealing with different, difficult and hurt personalities; her time, research and true passion eased my worries and made me believe in my case. The outcome was favorable to me and my children. I could not be more thankful to Ms. Brinkley or more elated with her representation.

– M.

Ms. Brinkley helped me navigate a very complicated separation, divorce, and custody dispute. Ms. Brinkley provided empathic yet firm guidance. There were times when her answers were not what I wanted to hear; however, consistently favorable outcomes at hearings evinced wisdom in her counsel. Beyond achieving immediate aims in the courtroom, she helped me keep focus on long-term goals for my son and myself, as well as prospects for peaceful relations with my ex.

– T.

As a Navy Retiree, Maggie Ramsey and the Firm understood my need to ensure my military retirement was safeguarded in the property settlement portion of the process which is leading to my divorce. They explained the laws of division of property in South Carolina and worked to find the best outcome for me under these equitable distribution laws. They were very responsive whether by phone or email with any questions as they arose. I appreciated the plain language and explanation of any law terms they used with me. I have heard horror stories about how the lack of involvement by other attorneys has worked against the financial interests of a military retiree and feel blessed to have found this firm to represent me. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is entering into a marriage and wants information on a prenuptial or anyone who are in the process of separation and divorce.

– R.Y.

Everyone that I met at Brinkley Law was very friendly, helpful, and genuinely concerned for my well-being. Ms. Ramsey was able to walk me through the entire process and kept communication open and consistent. You are in great hands with her. She is also very sweet, compassionate, and has a very calm demeanor about her (which is great when you are going through rather strenuous times).

– E.

I was referred to Brinkley Law Firm through Joint Base Charleston as an Army Reservist needing a consultation. Maggie Ramsey is the lawyer that I met with and chose to pursue my case with her representing me. The staff was always friendly and any email exchanges were prompt. Ended up needing their services again and like the first time, friendly and prompt service. I would recommend them to any friends/family.

– A.

My ex-husband and I are friendly and co-parent extremely well thanks to the professionals at the Brinkley Law Firm. Throughout the year-long dissolution of my marriage, Ms. Ramsey had no qualms about letting me know her primary concern—a healthy environment and outcome for my daughter. Her honest disposition forced me to handle the end of my marriage with dignity and maturity. Both Ms. Ramsey and Ms. Brinkley acted as team members, and at no point did they treat my case like a war. Their professionalism assisted me and my ex-husband in settling our differences amicably, which allowed us to focus on the health and well-being of our daughter. I can’t express enough how pleased I am with the way Ms. Ramsey and Ms. Brinkley of the Brinkley Law Firm handled my marital transition.

– L.