Hello, I'm Heather
WHERE I COME FROM
My name is Heather Galvin. Growing up on a farm, I learned from an early age there is value in hard-work and service. My passion is helping people, and I am proud to do that every day while serving as Beaufort County's Associate Probate Judge. When the Honorable Kenneth E. Fulp, Jr., the current Beaufort County Probate Judge, announced his retirement at the end of this year, I knew the highest honor and best use of my time is to seek to serve our community as Beaufort County's next Probate Judge.
After attending law school, I had the opportunity to work in the private and public sectors. Whether working at a Fortune 500 company or representing Guardian ad Litem’s in abuse and neglect cases involving children, my passion for knowledge as well as my love for others has prepared me well for a life of public service. Integrity, Honesty, Compassion. These are the tenets by which I live my life, and I apply them daily while proudly serving the people of Beaufort County.
I am a proud resident of Bluffton, South Carolina where I live with my husband and our four cats. In my spare time, I enjoy running, swimming, tennis, Pilates, and co-facilitating a women’s Bible study.
A CAREER OF SERVICE
Associate Probate Judge, Beaufort County, Since 2012
Contract Staff Attorney for Beaufort County Probate Court & Counsel for the 14th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Programs, 2007-2012
National College of Probate Judges Executive Committee, 2021-present
South Carolina Association of Probate Judges, 2003-present
To uphold the Constitution and the Laws of the State of South Carolina
Serve and Assist the Residents of Beaufort County with Integrity, Honesty, and Compassion.
GOALS FOR THE PROBATE COURT
Ensure equitable access to legal resources for Beaufort County's Residents
Offer after-hours pop-up clinics
Host quarterly heirs property seminars