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Tristan M Shaffer

Tristan M Shaffer

Practice areas:

Appeals, Litigation, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Social Security, Criminal Defense

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About Me

Much of my practice is dedicated to criminal appeals and post conviction relief. However, I also represent clients in serious personal injury cases and civil rights violations.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Litigation: 25%
    4 years
  2. Appeals: 25%
    6 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    4 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 15%
    3 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Dmitriy Shakhnevich

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  • Sean Cleary

    I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community.


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Contact Info

Shaffer Law Firm

120 Gantt Street
Lexington, SC, 29072



SCGood Standing200908/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Advanced EvidenceCALI2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselDessausure Law Firm2012 - 2012
OwnerShaffer Law Firm2011 - Present
Appellate DefenderSC Appellate Defense2010 - 2011
Assistant Public DefenderRichland County Public Defender2009 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
South Carolina Association for JusticeN/A2011 - Present
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2011 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. Stacy HowardReversed
City of Columbia v. Scott RushReversal
State v. Frank VarnReversal

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Charleston School of LawN/AUnknown2009
Clemson UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2006

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
SC Magistrate and Municipal Judge TrainingCriminal Domestic Violence2011