Ian A. Taylor

Ian A. Taylor

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Ian Taylor joined Hopkins Law Firm to help South Carolinians start, develop and protect their wealth and businesses. Providing many hours of pro bono, Ian recognized that legal services can be provided for everyone. He combines online technology with traditional service to provide affordable yet comprehensive legal service and counseling.
Ian's early career helped him develop an appreciation and passion for small business. Immediately after graduating from the University of Georgia in 1998 with a degree in Genetics at the beginning of the biotechnology boom, he began a career with a small biotechnology subsidiary of Monsanto in Boston, MA. He developed special skills in molecular and microbiology and an appreciation for the business of biotechnology. His experience lead him to a small start-up in San Diego, CA. The start-up was purchased by an international pharmaceutical maker who retained him as an integral part to develop the technology that was purchased. During this time Ian's interest and experience grew in dealing with the complex issues start-ups face to remain marketable.

In 2003, he developed the first online marketplace to market and sell life science supplies from independent manufacturers in an industry dominated by billion dollar distributors. The business found some success for several years, but closed after interest in biotechnology investment slowed and research budgets shrank. His experience and knowledge lead him to a Director position of a new start-up, launching a product comparison site for the life sciences.
Ian attended law school at the North Carolina Central University School of Law graduating in 2010 with a JD.  His initial interests were to assist business owners with development of their companies and intellectual property. After moving to South Carolina, he developed an interest and devotes time to training in probate, estates, injury and disputes as a lawyer. He serves as the Horry County Attorney for the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litems representing the best interest of children in child abuse and neglect cases. He also compiles and writes about resources to help consumers make better decisions regarding their legal needs. You can find these resources included on this website or online at Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.  Hopkins Law Firm is located in Pawleys Island, SC with services available to consumers both online and in person.
Ian is married and has two sons whom he and his wife raise in Pawleys Island, SC. His passion for surfing and fishing and his family's passion for coastal living brought them to South Carolina. As a family, if they are not on the beach, they love to spend time visiting the great selection of restaurants and shops in the area.


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2010
  • University of Georgia - 1998
    • Major: Genetics