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James Edward Courtney II

James Edward Courtney II

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accident

About Me

I am a former police officer and prosecutor.  I fight for my clients and ensure their rights are protected.  When you have charges pending, or have been in an accident, you need an agressive lawyer who knows what to do and isn't afraid to take a case to trial.  I have tried more than forty (40) cases as a prosecutor, and have tried cases as a defense attorney as well.  My firm's mission is to give my clients premium legal services and treat every client like they are my most important client...because they are.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    3 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    3 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 30%
    8 years
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    3 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

116 Church St.
Suite 1
Charleston, SC, 29401



SCGood Standing200703/07/2013

Professional Misconduct

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

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner / Lead AttorneyThe Courtney Law Firm2009 - Present
Assistant Solicitor9th Circuit Solicitor's Office2008 - 2009
Assistant Solicitor14th Circuit Solicitor's Office2008 - 2008
Sergeant / Police OfficerThe Marceline Police Department1993 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
South Carolina BarN/A2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of South Carolina v. John Doeclient pled guilty to careless driving, saving his record and driver's license.
State of South Carolina v. Rex BillsCase was taken to trial, Mr. Bills (my client) was found not guilty of all three charges

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Central Methodist UniversityCriminal Justice / EthicsBS - Bachelor of Science2003