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.
Chelsey Million is our Office Manager and Paralegal at the De Bruin Law Firm. Chelsey received her Paralegal Degree from Everest University. Chelsey is very knowledgeable with multiple fields of law, and is there to help our Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, and Litigation clients with anything they may need. Chelsey is native to Greenville and 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. Spending time with her sons is one of her favorite pastimes.
Emily Barnes is the Legal Receptionist at the De Bruin Law Firm and she also helps run our Social Media websites. Emily received her bachelor’s degree in 2019 from UNC Charlotte where she studied English and Technical/Professional Writing. Emily’s the voice you hear when you call and the first face you see when you visit our office. Her favorite part of her job is the people she works with, helping clients, and having the opportunity to learn something new every day.
Emily's favorite things to do with her free time include reading, writing, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends. She loves to cheer on her Dad’s football team and go shopping with her Mother and Sister.
Lori Heckman is a Real Estate Paralegal here at De Bruin Law Firm and she has been working in the Real Estate business since 1996. Lori attended Winthrop University, USC Columbia, and the Wyatt Institute of Real Estate. She was an agent for 20 years and moved over to the Closing Coordinator and Paralegal side of the business five years ago. Lori is very experienced in Real Estate and enjoys working in something she is passionate about. She loves working with buyers, sellers, agents, and lenders by helping them in any way possible. When working with Lori, you can rest assured that your case is in the hands of someone who is very experienced and knowledgeable of the Real Estate world.
In Lori's spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She has three boys who are 21, 17 and 13. They are her proudest accomplishment and she enjoys going to their various sporting and band events. Her oldest son is currently serving in the U.S. Navy, and Lori is incredibly proud of him and his dedication to serving our country.