Family & Civil Law Attorney

Jessica Means is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and moved to South Carolina in 2005. She began her legal career working for a personal injury attorney while attending paralegal school in Florida, and then became a paralegal for Mary Ann Hall after moving to Charleston, South Carolina. She is married to Benjamin and they live on James Island with their two dogs.

Guardian Ad Litem – An Advocate for Children

jessica2-compressorJessica Lynn Means earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2005, and her Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law in 2011, where she performed over 100 Pro Bono hours of legal services in the Charleston community.  Ms. Means began doing Guardian ad Litem matters representing children in abuse and neglect cases in 2009. As an attorney, Ms. Means continues to advocate for minor children as a Private Guardian ad Litem. She serves as one of the attorneys representing lay Guardians ad Litem in Charleston County abuse and neglect cases since the beginning of 2013.

Attorney Focused on Family Law

In 2012, she opened Means Law Firm, LLC and in 2016 merged her firm with her long time mentor, Mary Ann Hall. Their firm provides legal advice and advocacy for all aspects of family law.

Jessica L. Means is a member in good standing with the South Carolina Bar and the United States District Court, District of South Carolina. Ms. Means is also a member of the Charleston County Bar, South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, and for the past two years has served as a Co-Chair for the Families Forever Committee of the South Carolina Young Lawyers Division (SC Bar YLD). Ms. Means received the President’s Award from the SC Bar YLD in 2016 for her service and leadership as a Co-Chair for the Families Forever Committee, which promotes adoption and foster care in South Carolina.