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Charlie Andrews, Esq.

Charlie Segars-Andrews

F.P. “Charlie” Segars-Andrews attended the University of South Carolina, where she received her bachelor’s degree in 1981. She graduated from the South Carolina School of Law in 1984, receiving her juris doctorate degree.


Charlie practiced law in Charleston until 1993 when she was elected to be a Family Court judge. In 1997, Judge Segars-Andrews together with the Charleston Center began the first juvenile drug court in South Carolina. 


Charlie was honored by the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008 for her ten years of volunteer work on the Charleston County Drug Court.  She was elected president of the South Carolina Family Court Judges Association in 1998 and she was a member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges during most of her tenure on the bench.  She spoke and attended numerous national conferences on juvenile drug courts.


Charlie has been recognized by various civic organizations for her contributions to our community.  My Sister’s House inc. and Family Services Inc. presented her an award recognizing her as the Public Citizen of the Year in Recognition of her Leadership in Creating Healthy Families in 1997.  She was also recognized by the Girl Scouts of the Carolina Low Country as a Woman of Distinction in 2003. 

Charlie left the Family Court bench after 17 years of service and is now serving clients in complex family law matters.  Charlie and her husband, Mark O. Andrews, are both certified Family Court mediators and she has practiced extensively in the Family Court since leaving the Family Court bench in 2010.

Charlie and Mark have two children and attend St. Andrews Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC.



  • JD, University of South Carolina School of Law

  • BA, University of South Carolina


  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Best Lawyers

  • Super Lawyers

Associations and Affiliations

  • Charleston County Bar Association; Member, 1984-present

  • South Carolina Bar Association; Member, 1984-present

  • South Carolina House of Representatives, Public Service Honoree

  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Member

  • Public Citizen of the Year, Award presented by My Sister’s House and Family Services Inc

  • Woman of Distinction, Girl Scouts of the Carolina Low Country

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