Trudy Robertson is a member of the Management Committee and is the co-managing member of the Charleston office and handles wide-ranging health care, certificate of need, business, products liability, governmental, fiduciary, and banking matters. Her active business and commercial litigation practice emphasizes health care, corporate, banking, municipal, and litigation issues.


Trudy frequently counsels individuals, businesses, municipalities, physicians, and other health care providers through transactional matters, regulatory compliance, and disputes. She regularly advises and represents health care providers in certificate of need matters. She also represents health care providers in licensing, medical staff, governance, and fair hearing matters. She brings significant litigation experience in representing fiduciaries in trust and estate matters. Trudy has experience in handling matters in the state, federal, and administrative courts in South Carolina.

As counsel to municipalities, Trudy is the principal legal advisor to the town council and town departments. She represents the municipalities in legal matters affecting the towns’ interests. She also drafts resolutions, local laws, ordinances, and contracts for the town council.

Representative Experience

  • Sojourner v. Town of St. George, et al. Represented the town in successfully having the South Carolina Supreme Court affirm the lower court’s ruling that found the town’s ordinance constitutional and that the Home Rule Act allowed for the conveyance of the town’s sewer system assets to the county
  • Bees Ferry Landing, LLC, et al. v. South Carolina Department of Transportation. Represented Bees Ferry Landing, LLC in successfully obtaining a $1 million plus jury verdict in a Charleston County case involving a novel issue of the state’s liability for inverse condemnation when the state revokes a revocable permit after the permittee has expended substantial monies in reliance on the permit
  • Arbitration Proceeding Represented a client in successfully defending against breach of contract claims in an arbitration proceeding and then recovering on affirmative fee and expense claims
  • Hensen, et al. v. Hensen, et al. Represented the Hensen brothers petitioners in successfully obtaining a summary judgment ruling in their favor that the trust owned a real property asset



  • Chambers USA - South Carolina, Healthcare, 2023-2024
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2020-2024; Health Care Law, 2024; Litigation - Trusts and Estates, 2024
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

  • Town Attorney for the Town of St. George, S.C.
  • Board of Directors, Roper St Francis Foundation
  • Board of Trustees, Pinewood Preparatory School (Executive Committee Member and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee)
  • Board, Pinewood Athletic Committee
  • Law clerk, Honorable David C. Norton, United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina for two years
  • Interim law clerk, Honorable George C. Kosko, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of South Carolina
  • Co-Author, “The Nuts and Bolts of Multidistrict Litigation,” South Carolina Lawyer, 1996




  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association 
  • Law Clerk, Honorable David C. Norton, U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina for two years

  • Interim Law Clerk, Honorable George C. Kosko, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of South Carolina


J.D., University of South Carolina, 1992, American Jurisprudence Award, Torts I

B.A., Columbia College, 1987, summa cum laude


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1994
  • South Carolina, 1992
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Trudy Robertson is a really good litigator and very thorough with a good understanding of issues and cases.” - Chambers, 2024

Chambers USA - South Carolina, Healthcare, 2023-2024

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