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Joseph Cole Good III

Joseph Cole Good III

also known as Joe Good III

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

About Me

Criminal Defense Attorney Joe Good is certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police in DUI detection and the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Mr. Good also has a Certificate of Completion from the SCACDL Datamaster DMT Training Course which focused on the datamaster breathalyzer machine which is the machine used in South Carolina.


Mr. Good is licensed in South Carolina state court and in the federal court for the District of South Carolina. Mr. Good is a member of the American Bar Association, S.C. Bar Association, Charleston County Bar Association, Hibernian Society, and the Charleston Club. Mr. Good is a graduate of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Good is a 2008 graduate of the Mt. Pleasant Citizens Police Academy. Mr. Good also serves on the South Carolina board for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mr. Good was recently awarded the 40 Under 40 Award given to business leaders in the Charleston community by the Charleston Regional Business Journal.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    8 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    8 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    8 years



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Mr. Good is an extremely knowledgeable and competent attorney. His attention to detail and substantive knowledge of Criminal and DUI law is unmatched. He is the first attorney I turn to with Criminal Law matters and I continuously refer my clients and friends to his firm. I highly recommend Mr. Good for all of your Criminal Law and DUI matters.


    Jason Matthews
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


SCGood Standing200703/07/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Graduate: National Trial Advocacy CollegeUniversity of Virginia School of Law2012
40 Under 40 Award- Business LeadershipSouth Carolina Business Journal2011
Certificate of CompletionSCACDL Datamaster Training Course2011
Certificate of Completion: Standardized Field Sobriety TestsNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration2010
Cert of Completion: Citizens Police AcademyMt. Pleasant Police Department2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerJoseph C. Good, III PA2010 - Present
PartnerOlson Good & Brown2007 - 2010
Clerk to Judge Paul Short, JrSouth Carolina Court of Appeals2006 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2012 - Present
United States Supreme CourtN/A2012 - Present
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
South Carolina BarN/A2007 - Present
Charleston County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. David XXXXCharge reduced to a reckless driving
State v. Jeremy XXXXNot Guilty jury verdict for the client

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Publication NameTitleDate
Blog EntryDriver's License Issues Associated with DUI's2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of South CarolinaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Entertainment & Sports Law SymposiumEntertainment & Sports Law2012
MUSC Dental SchoolMedical Students and alcohol use2010
MUSC Dental SchoolMedical Professionals and alcohol use2009