F.P. “Charlie” Segars-Andrews is a native South Carolinian and has been a member of the Charleston Bar since 1984 following her graduation from the South Carolina School of Law.
In 1993, Charlie was elected by the South Carolina General Assembly to the Family Court Bench. Charlie together with the Charleston Center began the first Juvenile Drug Court in South Carolina and she continuously presided over that court until she left the bench in 2010. She was honored by the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008 for her ten years of volunteer work on the Charleston County Drug Court. She was a member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges where she actively worked on the Family Court committee. Charlie also served as President of the South Carolina Family Court Judges Association from 1998 to 1999.
Charlie left the Family Court bench after 17 years of service and she is now practicing law with her law partner and husband, Mark O. Andrews. Charlie and her husband are both certified Family Court mediators and she has practiced extensively in the Family Court since leaving the Family Court bench in 2010.
Charlie and Mark have two children and they attend St. Andrews Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC