Bess Dargan Lochocki


Bess Dargan Lochocki

Founder, Waccamaw Law

I was born in South Carolina and my roots run deep in the Pee Dee. My father was a career fighter pilot with the U.S. Air Force and Navy, and our family moved a few times while I was a child. I was fortunate to finish high school in the suburban area of Bucks County outside of Philadelphia and I finished college in the city at the University of Pennsylvania. I moved to Pawleys Island soon after college to be closer to extended family and to live in the place I love the most. I have called Pawleys Island home since 2005 and I am so proud to serve this community. I opened this firm in 2016 with a commitment to community service.  

⁍ B.A. in Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
    ⦿ NCAA Division I Penn Women’s Lacrosse Team
    ⦿ Sports Writer, The Daily Pennsylvanian

⁍ J.D., Charleston School of Law        
    ⦿ President, Women in Law
    ⦿ Editor-in-Chief, MALABU, the Maritime Law Bulletin

⁍ 2021 Board of Directors, SCELP, SC Environmental Law Project

Community Contributions
    ⦿ Member, Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, Pawleys Island, SC
         Co-Chair, Parish Outreach Ministries    
        ⦾ Annual Outreach Ministries Golf Tournament Director
         Parish Council

⁍ 2020-2021 President, Amazing Journey, Inc. – the non-profit serving the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Reentry Services.
    ⦿ Board Member since 2017

⁍ 2016 Graduate, SC Bar Leadership Academy


SC Bar Leadership Academy
2016 Graduate

This highly selective program equips young lawyers with skills to give back to the profession and position themselves as leaders in the community by focusing on current issues facing the SC Bar and the importance of pro bono service.

Company Info


843-237-LAWW (5299)
10172 Ocean Hwy. Suite 2
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Mon - Thrus 8:30am - 5pm
Fri 9am - 4pm
(We close at noon on Fri in the summer)


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