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About Me

Why did you decide to be a lawyer?

I decided to become a lawyer almost thirty years ago, because I wanted to help people. Back then, I had seen first-hand what a catastrophic injury can do to someone, and I wanted to help.

What work experience and education helps you be a better lawyer?

From the earliest age, my family always taught me that everyone deserves to be treated fairly and with dignity - regardless of their race or income.  I have always carried these values with me, and I believe that I am a better lawyer because of it.

Why did you decide on your primary area of practice?

I chose to represent injured people because injured folks and their families deserve strong, competent, and aggressive representation, too.

What do you like best about your career?

I feel incredibly fortunate (and blessed) to be able to make a real impact in the lives of innocent people who have had something tragic happen to them. I also am able to meet and work with some truly wonderful folks - my clients.

Tell us about your law firm:

Our firm currently consists of two attorneys, plus five additional staff members, all of whom are fully committed and focused on giving you the legal help you need.

What are your strengths and style?

When dealing with opposing counsel and defendants, we are professional, direct and focused, and we leave no stone unturned. When working with my clients, I am respectful, courteous, and compassionate. Our staff members are charged with always communicating to you our appreciation and respect for coming to us for help.

What are your personal interests?

I am a married father of three wonderful young children, and there is nothing that I enjoy more than spending time with my family. I also enjoy staying active by running and participating in water sports, including kayaking on our local rivers.  Besides, I have to stay physically active because I also judge competitive barbeque contests sanctioned by the South Carolina Barbeque Association.



Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 30%
    18 years
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    18 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    18 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 10%
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%



Contingent (33%), Free Consultation (100 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Robert Samuel Gilligan

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Gilligan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Matthew C Simon

    Mr. Jeffcoat provides insightful, helpful and accurate advice. His knowledge and experience are clearly evident. I endorse this lawyer.


    Matthew Simon Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Michael R. Jeffcoat, Attorney at Law, PA

4723 Sunset Boulevard
Lexington, SC, 29072


SCGood Standing199703/07/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateSimmons, Griffin & Lydon, L.L.P.1998 - 1999
Associate AttorneyMcNair Law Firm, P.A.1997 - 1998
Law ClerkAttorney General of South Carolina1996 - 1997
Law ClerkOgletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart1996 - 1996
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney - Seattle, WA1995 - 1996
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney - Columbia, SC1995 - 1995
Association NamePosition NameDuration
South Carolina Bar, House of DelegatesMember2006 - 2008
South Carolina Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2006 - Present
South Carolina Bar, Pro Bono SubcommitteeChairman2000 - 2001
South Carolina Association for JusticeMember1999 - Present
South Carolina BarHouse of Delegates (2006-2009)1997 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation GroupMemberN/A
American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises LiabilityMemberN/A
Public JusticeMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Trial (American Association for Justice)Craft Incisive Questions in Your Trucking Case2010
South Carolina Environmental Law JournalCaught in the Web: CERCLA Owner of Operator Liability of Lenders, Shareholders, Parent Corporations and Attorneys1997
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Wofford CollegePolitical EconomyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Seattle University School of LawN/AN/AN/A