Gena Phillips Ervin

Gena Phillips Ervin is a native of Gaffney, SC, but has called the Pee Dee home for over 30 years. Gena graduated from Clemson University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She attended the University of South Carolina School of Law and graduated in 1985 with a Juris Doctor. Gena later earned a post graduate law degree in the area of Taxation from Emory University where she graduated with distinction.

With over thirty years of experience in the area of probate law, Gena provides her clients with effective estate planning that includes Wills, Trusts and Living Directives. She handles Estate Administration in numerous counties in South Carolina.

Gena also serves her clients in the business arena, which includes business transactions, contract negotiating, corporate organizations and commercial real estate transactions.


Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Corporate Organization
  • Commercial Real Estate


Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florence County Bar Association (served in all officer positions)
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Bar Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Commission, 2001-2007
  • Former member, South Carolina Bar House of Delegates
  • South Carolina Bar Nominating Committee, 2008-2011
  • South Carolina Bar Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Council, 2009-2016
  • Former Chair of Probate, Estate Planner and Trust Council
  • Member of the South Carolina Women’s Lawyers Association

Community Memberships

  • Trinity Collegiate School
    • Board of Trustees member, 2004-2010
    • Vice President of Board of Trustees, 2007-2009
    • Chair of Board of Trustees, 2009-2010
    • Chair of Headmaster Nominating Committee, 2010-2011
  • Past member of the Darlington County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors
  • Past member of the Board of Directors of Camp Rae
  • Past Pee Dee Area Girl Scouts, Board of Directors (Past Treasurer)


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