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Charleston Attorney
Rene Stuhr Dukes

Phone: 843.577.6726


Languages: English

Lorene “Rene” Stuhr Dukes has experienced the law profession as both a paralegal and an attorney practicing in family law, employment law, education law and personal injury.

In her family law practice, Rene represents both men and women in all aspects of family issues. She has experience handling a variety of issues, including unique and complex custody issues, child support, alimony, property division, parental alienation, termination of parental rights, and litigating contempt actions. In her representation, Rene works with clients to navigate the legal aspects and personal challenges of family court litigation to support the family unit and bring about the best possible resolution.

After graduating from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in psychology, Rene returned to Charleston and began a Master’s program in Clinical Counseling at The Citadel. She became a paralegal at Rosen Hagood while attending graduate school, initially working full-time on the Charleston County school desegregation case and thereafter expanding into family law, employment discrimination matters and other general litigation.

Rene attended the Charleston School of Law, where she served as Research Editor for the Federal Courts Law Review. She was also an active member of the Moot Court Board and participated in organizations such as Women in Law and the Christian Legal Society. 

During her final year of law school, Rene served at Charleston County Pro Bono Legal Services and continued to work at Rosen Hagood as a law clerk. She joined the firm as an associate in August 2009 and is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the American Bar Association. She also maintains the highest professional rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

She is Co-Chair of the Membership Committee of the Women’s Caucus of the South Carolina Association for Justice, and participates in the mentorship programs with the South Carolina Bar and the Charleston School of Law. Rene is also active in leadership roles at St. Andrew’s Church and continues to take cases from Charleston County Pro Bono Services.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Education Law
  • Administrative and Government Law
  • Civil Litigation

Admitted to Practice:

  • South Carolina, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • SC Women Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Women’s Caucus Membership Committee, Co-Chair

Awards and Recognition:

  • Selected to the South Carolina Rising Stars list, 2016-2018*
  • AV Preeminent® rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • Panelist on Temporary Hearings at the Charleston County Bar Association “What Works” CLE, February 2, 2018


  • University of Virginia (B.A. Psychology, 1984)
  • The Citadel (M.Ed. 1988)
  • Charleston School of Law (J.D. 2009)

Community Involvement:

  • Board Member, Rev. DePayne V. Middleton Foundation
  • Volunteer Lawyer, SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Charleston County Bar Committee for Victims of Mother Emanuel Church Tragedy
  • Alpha Leader, St. Andrews Church, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
  • South Carolina Supreme Court Mentor Program
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Charleston County Pro Bono Legal Services
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Legal Assistance for Survivors of Trafficking (LAST) SC

Personal Information:

Rene was born and raised in Charleston. She currently lives in Mt. Pleasant with her husband, Preston. They have two children. Rene is an active member of St. Andrew’s Church.

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Rosen Hagood

151 Meeting Street
Suite 400
Charleston, SC 29401
United States

Law Firm Contact: Andrew D. Gowdown

Tel: 843.577.6726

Fax: 843.724.8036



Member Since: 2004

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