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Joseph Patrick Anderson

Joseph Patrick Anderson

also known as Patrick Anderson

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Patrick was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and is a partner at the law firm of Anderson, Moore, Bailey & Nowell, LLC. Patrick’s lifetime ties to Spartanburg have given him extensive knowledge of the community and its people, and that lends itself well to representing his clients’ interests successfully.


He received his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. Following college, Patrick worked in the real estate, advertising, and marketing fields before starting law school at the Charleston School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor. After sitting for the bar exam he moved back home to Spartanburg to begin a Judicial Clerkship with Seventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge J. Mark Hayes. Upon completing his Judicial Clerkship for Judge Hayes, Patrick began work as an Assistant Solicitor for former Seventh Circuit Solicitor and current U.S. Congressman Trey Gowdy. Patrick’s initial case load focused on General Crimes, with cases ranging from forgery and property crimes to Assault and Battery with Intent to Kill.


Following the General Crimes case load, Patrick became the DUI prosecutor for the Seventh Judicial Circuit, which includes Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. He was the DUI prosecutor for 3 years, and was responsible for both Magistrate level and Circuit Court level DUI charges. His case load ranged from DUI and Felony DUI to Failure to Stop for Blue Light and Habitual Traffic Offender. Patrick left the Solicitors Office in 2011 to go into private practice. He devotes the majority of his practice to defending clients charged with DUI, Felony DUI, Drug charges, and all criminal offenses. He also represents clients on divorce and custody matters, as well as general civil litigation.


Whether it is before a court date, or after a case is resolved, Patrick strives to ensure his clients get the best results, and is there to guide them through every step of the process.




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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Family: 10%


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Anderson, Moore, Bailey & Nowell, LLC

240 Magnolia St
Spartanburg, SC, 29306-2329


SCGood Standing200711/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Young Lawyer of the YearSpartanburg County Bar Association2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAnderson, Moore, Bailey & Nowell2011 - Present
DUI ProsecutorSeventh Judicial Circuit (Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties)2008 - 2011
Law Clerk to the Honorable J. Mark Hayes, Circuit Court JudgeSeventh Judicial Circuit2007 - 2008
Summer Law Clerk for Judge Henry F. FloydUnited States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Spartanburg,2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Spartanburg Young ProfessionalsBoard Member2013 - Present
Hub City Hog FestBoard Member (VP of Legal)2013 - Present
Converse Heights Neighborhood AssociationPast President2012 - 2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Charleston School of LawN/AN/A2007
University of South CarolinaAdvertising and MarketingMass Communications and Information Sciences2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wet Lab for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training: Training ParticipantN/A
Traffic Training SeminarDUI Case Law PresenterN/A
Prosecuting the Impaired Driver SeminarDUI from the Defense PerspectiveN/A
Intensive Training SeminarDUI from the Prosecution PerspectiveN/A