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About me

I attended and graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina in May 2001.  Following his graduation from The Citadel, I attended law school at the University of Dayton, and graduated in 2005. 


After graduation, my wife and I moved to the Upstate, where I began working as an Assistant Solicitor under then Solicitor Trey Gowdy in the Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office.  During my time as an Assistant Solicitor, I handled hundreds of cases including DUI, Forgery, Burglary, Larceny, Financial Transaction Card Fraud and Theft, Drug Trafficking, Drug Distribution and PWID, Simple Possession, Assault and Battery and Murder.


I became an associate of Burts Turner & Rhodes in January 2012 where I continue practicing criminal law as a criminal defense attorney.   However, I have expanded my practice areas to include personal injury, family law, probate, and civil litigation.  I have also represented clients in Administrative violations and revocations with various State agencies.  


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
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  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
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  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
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  4. Probate: 10%
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Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Harrison, White, Smith \& Coggins P.C.

178 W. Main Street
P.O. Box 3547
Spartanburg, SC, 29304


SCGood Standing200611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
John R. Justice AwardSouth Carolina Commission on Prosecution Coordination2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBurts Turner & Rhodes2012 - Present
Assistant District AttorneySeventh Judical Curcuit2006 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Spartan 70 AFMMM2012 - Present
Spartanburg County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
South Carolina BarN/A2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Holmes v. Holmes, Appellate Case No. 2011-191470Affirmed as Modified
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawN/AN/A2005
Citadel, Military College of South CarolinaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Paralegal Certificate ProgramIntroduction to Tort Litigation for Paralegals2015