Robert M. Kunes

Practice Areas

Estate Administration
Estate Planning
Exempt Organizations
Probate Litigation
Trust Administration
Trust Litigation


1973, South Carolina


Norfolk, Virginia


  • University of Miami (LL.M. in Taxation), 1975
  • University of South Carolina (J.D.), 1973
  • University of South Carolina (B.A.), 1970


  • President, Omicron Delta Kappa, University of South Carolina (1973)
  • “Answers to 95 Questions You Should Have About the New SC Trust Code” by Robert M. Kunes, Andrew W. Chandler and Virginia Meeks Shuman – South Carolina Lawyer (2005)
  • Member, South Carolina Board of Tax Review (1986 – 1988)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (1991-Present)
  • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Chairman, Section on Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law (1989-1990)
    • Chairman, Section of Taxation (1992-1993)
  • President, Charleston Estate Planning Counsel (1989 – 1990)
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; past South Carolina State Chairman
  • Regent, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; served for a two-year term as a Member of the National Executive Committee of the College
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by The Supreme Court of South Carolina
  • Past Board Member, Trident United Way
  • Past President, Life Management center, a not for profit organization dedicated to helping with learning style differences
  • Past Senior Warden of St. Michael’s Church, Charleston, SC
  • Past Member Board of Directors of Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, Inc. John’s Island SC
  • Past Member Board of Directors of South Carolina Episcopal Home of Still Hopes