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Dayne C. Phillips

also known as Attorney Dayne Phillips - South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyer, Dayne Phillips, Attorney at the Michael Jeffcoat Firm

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Dayne is committed to personalized, passionate, and professional representation of his clients.  No matter the crime or circumstance, he will fight to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.  (Click "More" below).


Dayne is a trained and experienced South Carolina criminal defense attorney and appellate advocate.  He has dedicated his life to defending those who are wrongfully accused or who have made an unfortunate mistake and need help.  For more information about his training and experience, please visit Dayne's website by clicking on the link provided in this profile.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. DUI & DWI: 34%
  3. Appeals: 5%
  4. Federal Crime: 1%



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  • Stephanie Ruotolo Fajardo

    Dayne is the lawyer you want to have on your side when facing a tough legal situation. His knowledge of the law coupled with his determination to achieve the best results for his clients is matched only by his compassion for his clients. Dayne truly cares about each person he represents and it shows through his impeccable legal work.


    Stephanie Fajardo Family Attorney
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  • Eleanor Duffy Cleary

    I endorse Dayne Phillips. He is extremely intelligent and a great advocate.


    Eleanor Cleary DUI & DWI Attorney
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Contact info

The Michael Jeffcoat Firm

4723-A Sunset Blvd.
Lexington, SC, 29072


SCGood Standing201101/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2016
4th Best Brief (out of 32 teams)ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Miami Regional2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Michael Jeffcoat Firm2015 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderEleventh Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office2013 - 2015
Appellate DefenderAppellate Division, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense2011 - 2013
Administrative Hearing OfficerSouth Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce2011 - 2011
Law ClerkBluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado, LLC2006 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Criminal Defense CollegeGraduate - Trial Practice Institute2015 - 2015
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitMember2015 - Present
Richland County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
United States District Court for the District of South CarolinaMember2015 - Present
United States Supreme CourtMember2014 - Present
Lexington County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2014 - 2015
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
South Carolina BarMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Jackson, Op. No. 5278 (SC Ct. App. filed November, 5, 2014)Reversed murder and armed robbery convictions
State v. Robinson, 408 S.C. 268, 758 S.E.2d 725 (Ct. App. 2014), Op. No. 5224 (SC Ct. App. filed April 23, 2014)Reversed trafficking cocaine conviction
State v. Moore, 404 S.C. 634, 746 S.E.2d 352 (Ct. App. 2013), Op. No. 5160 (SC Ct. App. filed July 17, 2013)Reversed trafficking cocaine conviction
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Publication nameTitleDate
Carolina Defense Lawyers Criminal Law NewsMaking A Murderer : Netflix Documentary Reveals a Story of Exoneration, Conviction, and Our Flawed Justice System.2016
Carolina Defense Lawyers Criminal Law NewsLicense Suspension: South Carolina Implied Consent Law2015
Carolina Defense Lawyers Criminal Law NewsFrequently Asked Questions in South Carolina Criminal Cases2015
Carolina Defense Lawyers Criminal Law NewsKNOW YOUR RIGHTS2015
Carolina Defense Lawyers Criminal Law NewsFrequently Asked Questions about Hiring Dayne Phillips2015
Ezine ArticlesSouth Carolina Criminal Defense Cases2015
Carolina Defense Lawyers Criminal Law NewsFIELD SOBRIETY TESTS IN DUI CASES: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)2015
Carolina Defense Lawyers Criminal Law NewsFrequently Asked Questions: DUI Cases in South Carolina2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Criminal Defense College - Mercer School of LawTrial Practice InstituteCertificate2015
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of South CarolinaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCriminal Defense 1012016
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCriminal Defense 1012015
Orientation School for Magistrate and Municipal JudgesConstitutional Rights2015
Orientation School for Magistrate and Municipal JudgesConstitutional Rights2014