John Kuhn, Esq.
Kuhn & Kuhn Law Firm

473 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
TEL: (843) 577-3700

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About Kuhn & Kuhn Law Firm

Kuhn & Kuhn Law Firm is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Charleston, SC, our mission is to provide residents of Charleston and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Charleston and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About John Kuhn, Esq.

Senator John Kuhn is a founding partner of Kuhn and Kuhn, LLC, a boutique estate planning and probate law firm, which he and his wife started in 2002.  The law was created to serve clients who want an excellent and thorough estate plan, as well as honest probate representation.  John has practiced almost exclusively estate planning and probate since becoming a member of the South Carolina Bar in 1994.  He is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.


Attorney John Kuhn is a frequent speaker on estate planning topics, a noted speaker on issues that affect our lives and state, and regularly presents educational seminars for public and private audiences.  He is extremely knowledgeable in the field of estate planning and his seminars are said to be “funny, educational, and easy-to-understand.”

Senator Kuhn was elected to public office as State Senator for South Carolina in 2001, and served the public in Columbia for four years.  He served on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Education Committee, Fish Game and Forestry Committee, Invitations Committee, Transportation Committee and the Rules Committee.


Senator Kuhn graduated from Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana, before majoring in English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986.  While an undergraduate at Vanderbilt, he met his wife and law partner, Shea Kuhn, a native of Charleston.  John and Shea married in 1990 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.

John graduated from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, earning his Juris Doctor Degree, with Honors in Legal Writing.  He was a member of the Moot Court Council in law school and a participant in the prestigious Jessup International Moot Court Competition.  He was President of the Stevens Chapter of the Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Fraternity and a member of the Gavel Society.  He was a Student Ambassador for the law school for two years and continues to be a strong supporter of The John Marshall Law School.

John was accepted to attend the esteemed National Session of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy in Boulder, Colorado, in 1997, and graduated with a Diploma in Trial Proficiency.  His favorite part of the summer was spending time immersed in trial work with fellow lawyers from top law firms from all over the United States, and attending all the plays he could at the famous Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

John is a member of the College of Charleston Theatre Society, Poetry Society of South Carolina, the Charleston Area Model Railroaders Club, The Foreign Affairs Forum of Charleston, and has served as a Board Member for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and for the MUSC School of Nursing.  He is also a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, the Charleston County Bar Association, and has served on the SC Bar Ethics Committee and the Estate Planning and Probate Section.


John and Shea live in Charleston, with their three children, Madeline, Philip and Louisa.  John has lots of interests, but says he doesn’t seem to have any spare time.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.