About The De Bruin Law Firm

The De Bruin Law Firm is a full-service law firm dedicated to serving its clients in a multitude of legal issues. In 2013, Aaron De Bruin entered into private practice in Greenville, South Carolina. Prior to establishing his practice in Greenville, Aaron served in the United States Marine Corps. as a Judge Advocate General. In 2014, Aaron merged practices with his father Gary De Bruin, who has been a practicing attorney in Pennsylvania for the past twenty years. The merger of the two practices created a unique dynamic between the two attorneys. Gary’s twenty-plus years of business experience and Aaron’s litigation experience as a former prosecutor provides clients of the De Bruin Law Firm a full range of legal services in the areas of business law, estate planning, criminal defense, real estate closings, criminal law. Bryan De Bruin soon joined his father and brother at the Firm. He provides legal services to clients for business law and real estate closing matters.

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Gary De Bruin, Esq.

Estate Planning and Business Law

Aaron De Bruin, Esq.

Estate Planning and Criminal Defense

Bryan De Bruin, Esq.

Business Law and Real Estate

Emily Drake

Emily Drake


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Emily has been an essential member of the De Bruin Law Firm from the day she started. She keeps the office running smoothly and assists in Real Estate and Business Law matters. She wants to continue learning about various legal areas as she grows into her profession.  As a real estate paralegal, Emily handles residential and commercial real estate closings. This includes preparing title reports, reviewing title, and coordinating with all parties involved. “Buying a house is one of the biggest and most important purchases our clients will ever make,” she says, “It’s important for us to communicate with all parties so the closing goes as smoothly and stress-free as possible.” A native of Springfield, Missouri, Emily moved to thirteen different cities around the country with her close-knit family as she was growing up. After graduating from North Greenville University with a degree in English, she fell in love with Greenville and decided to move here. “Greenville is the best city in the world,” she says, “It has an active community and so much to do, from food, art, and music festivals, to great hiking and biking. I never want to live anywhere else.” If she’s not working, you can find her hiking one of the many State Park trails in the state, reading 50 books every year, or adventuring to new places in Greenville. “It’s important to me to be a lifelong learner. That’s why I read and travel, and that’s why I enjoy my job,” Emily says, “It’s new and enlightening every day.”

Chelsey Million - Legal Assistant and Client Coordinator

Chelsey Million

Legal Assistant and Client Coordinator

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Chelsey Million is our client coordinator and legal assistant at the De Bruin Law Firm. She is the first voice you will hear when you call, and is there to help our Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, and Litigation clients with anything they may need. Chelsey is native to Greenville. She enjoys everything the city has to offer, be it the festivals or the movies in Falls Park. She also enjoys the many hiking opportunities that are available in northern Greenville, at Caesar’s Head and Jones Gap State Parks. While raising two sons, Chelsey earned her paralegal degree from Everest University. Now that her children are older, she is ready to put that degree to use helping the De Bruin Law Firm’s clients with their legal matters. In her spare time, Chelsey enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family. Watching her sons play sports is one of her favorite pastimes. Characteristics that make Chelsey great to work with: – Solutions-focused mentality – Professional nature – Belief in client communication

The De Bruin Law Firm is dedicated to providing quality legal services throughout South Carolina.

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