Malena A. DinwoodieMalena A. Dinwoodie

North Charleston, South Carolina

Ms. Dinwoodie practices in the North Charleston office. She began with Finkel Law Firm in 2016 as a litigation paralegal and joined the firm in 2019 as an Associate Attorney. Her practice focuses on drafting client wills and estate planning instruments, probating estates, general litigation, and helping claimants obtain Social Security Disability benefits.

Ms. Dinwoodie received her Juris Doctorate from the Charleston School of Law in 2012 and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2019. While attending law school, she was an officer of the Moot Court Board, a teaching fellow for the law school’s Legal Research and Writing Department, and served as a research assistant focusing on advancements and legal trends in domestic relations and family law. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Dinwoodie worked for the Beaufort County School District as an English Teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Clemson University where she obtained a major in English and a minor in Business Administration.

When not practicing law, Ms. Dinwoodie enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Areas of Practice:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Social Security Disability

Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina, 2019


  • Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina, 2012
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: CALI (American Jurisprudence) Awards in First Amendment Seminar: Church, State, and the Constitution and Trial Advocacy
  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, 2005
    • Bachelor of Arts, English

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar

Serving the people and businesses of South Carolina for over forty years.