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Ray A. Lord

Ray A. Lord

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Criminal Defense, Lawsuits & Disputes, Business, Family

About Me

With offices in the Columbia, South Carolina, area, attorney Ray Lord provides knowledgeable legal advice and personalized representation to clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debt settlement, asset protection, estate planning, business formation, traffic and criminal defense, and divorce matters.

Ray received his law degree, with honors, from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia, and his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina. Prior to entering private practice as a lawyer, Ray worked as an Assistant Solicitor (prosecutor) in the Solicitor's Office of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Charleston and also served as director of the adult drug court for Charleston County.


Ray Lord's varied professional background enables him to offer his clients an uncommon ability to understand the law from multiple perspectives. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ray served as a deputy sheriff and investigator. As a law enforcement officer, Ray studied federal, state and local laws, police procedures, self-defense, arrest techniques and firearms training, graduating first in his class from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.


NOTE:  Any results obtained on behalf of a client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    16 years, 15 thousand cases
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 35%
    16 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  3. Family: 10%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Business: 10%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    16 years, 500 cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Daniel A. Stone

    I endorse this lawyer. Ray is a good person and a very good lawyer


    Daniel Stone Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tazewell Taylor Shepard IV

    This is a very good bankruptcy attorney and is highly respected by peers in this community. I am happy to endorse this attorney!


    Tazewell Shepard Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Lord Law Firm, LLC

P.O. Box 2735
Irmo, SC, 29063

Lord Law Firm, LLC

7436 Broad River Rd Suite 110
Irmo, SC, 29063




SCGood Standing199908/12/2015
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 200108/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Honor Roll and Dean's List Honor Roll and Dean's ListMercer University Law School1998
Faculty Academic ScholarshipMercer University Law School1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ClerkGeorgia Legal Services2014 - 2014
Owner / Attorney at LawLord Law Firm, LLC2001 - Present
Assistant Solicitor (Prosecutor)Solicitor's Office, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Charleston SC2000 - 2001
AdLimestone College1998 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
SC Bankruptcy AssociationMember2003 - Present
Mercer University Law SchoolMercer Law Review1997 - 1998
SC Law Enforcement Officers' AssociationMember1988 - Present
Mercer Association of ProsecutorsFounding MemberN/A
University of South Carolina Criminal Justice AssociationAdministrative DirectorN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Major v Penn Community Serices, Inc.denied

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Publication NameTitleDate
SCtraffictickets.comNew Test Used Fingerprints to Reveal Cocaine Use2012
Mercer Law ReviewThe Independent Counsel Statute1998


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of South CarolinaCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Sc Bankruptcy Court Paralegal TrainingSC Bankruptcy Paralegal Training2011