Meet H. Grady Brown,ESQ.


Beaufort, South Carolina


(843) 379-3900





H. Grady Brown has been practicing law in Beaufort County, South Carolina and the South Carolina Low Country in both state and federal courts since 1979. For eight years he practiced with and was a partner in the Dowling Law Firm in Beaufort, South Carolina at a time when it was one of the largest law firms in the State of South Carolina. Thereafter, he joined the firm of Harvey & Battey, P.A., in Beaufort, South Carolina where he was a partner for thirteen years.

In March, 2002, Grady started his own firm, H. Grady Brown, P.A. Grady is experienced in handling complex and complicated divorces, child custody matters and all other matters associated with family law. He is also experienced in handling difficult wrongful death, car wreck and products liability cases. Grady is a Certified Family Court Mediator.

Grady was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1979. He was admitted to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina in 1980 and the United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, in 1981. He received his law degree from St. Louis University in 1979 and his undergraduate degree from Clemson University in 1976.

Grady has served as an officer of the Beaufort County Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, South Carolina Trial Lawyer's Association and is a former council member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the South Carolina Bar. He also formerly served as an Attorney to Assist the Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the South Carolina Bar.

Grady was a former board member of the South Carolina Council for Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution and is a former President of the Sea Island Mediation Network covering Beaufort and Jasper County.

Grady was born in Columbia, South Carolina on September 10, 1954. He is married to Nancy Hurst Brown. Together, they have one child and three grandchildren.


  • Clemson University (1976)
  • St. Louis University, J.D. (1979)
  • United States Supreme Court
  • South Carolina Supreme Court
  • United States District Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Beaufort County Bar Association
  • State Bar of South Carolina
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of SC Bar
  • Office Disciplinary Counsel of SC Bar
  • South Carolina Council for Mediation
  • South Carolina Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • President of the Sea Island Mediation Network

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At Brown & Norton, LLC, our attorneys understand that Divorce & Family Law matters can often involve complex and sensitive issues which can have an immediate and lasting impact on you, your family, your finances and your future.
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    I couldn’t have had a more flawless divorce if it wasn’t for Bridget. She handled my case with swift action in a timely manner, keeping everything short and expedient. I want to thank the entire law office for what they’ve done for me!

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    My legal battle was very complex. Following representation of three separate lawyers who were unable to assist, I sought legal Counsel from Bridget Norton. She is honest, direct, no nonsense, brilliant & a SHARK. Highly recommended - especially if the odds are not in your favor.

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    Bridget took over my divorce after my first attorney had to step down due to illness. What an blessing! Bridget availed herself to answer my calls, communicated to me the things I needed to know, and made me feel as if I were her most important client. Bridget’s understanding of the divorce process, from legal knowledge to emotional support, makes her an outstanding attorney and one I can highly recommend.

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    Words will never be sufficient in expressing my gratitude to Bridget. She performed at the highest level of expertise and worked with me diligently every step of the way. The level of professionalism and compassion that is practiced at this firm is outstanding. In each court appearance Bridget was prepared, organized, and presented herself with confidence and eloquence.

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    I am so thankful I chose a law office that really had my best interest in mind. Brown/Norton were very professional, straight forward, and went to work fast. Bridget and her office staff kept me informed, and answered back quickly when I called or emailed. This office went over and beyond to make sure I understood every aspect of my case without false promises. You want honesty and integrity Brown/Norton is the firm you want!

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    I was very satisfied with the legal services received from Mrs. Bridget Norton at Brown & Norton. Top notch professionalism. Mrs. Norton was able to articulate all necessary information so that I could understand it and made my case as painless as possible. I would give them my highest recommendation for anybody seeking a great family law attorney in the LowCountry.

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    We came to Brown and Norton on the recommendation of a friend. We were nervous and unsure of the entire legal procedures needed for our situation. Mr. Brown and Mrs. Norton took their time to explain everything and has been with us for the entire process. We are forever thankful for their commitment to us and guiding us through with grace and kindness.

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