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I am a Charleston, South Carolina area lawyer practicing in the areas of family law--DSS defense mainly--and foreclosure defense at the DeMott Law Firm, P.A.


I have practiced law since 1988 and worked for Dorchester County DSS as its lawyer from 2005 to 2011. 


I am a Vietnam Vet and retired South Carolina National Guard member.


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Practice areas


  1. Child Abuse: 80%
  2. Family: 15%
    28 years
  3. Foreclosure: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeffrey Michael Schreiber

    I endorse this lawyer. Nobody knows the procedural idiosyncrasies of DSS like Graves does. He is kind, generous, and extremely likable.


    Jeffrey Schreiber Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dale E. Van Slambrook

    Graves worked for SCDSS for many years and therefore understands and is able to navigate the intricacies of the system. I would recommend Graves to anyone involved in a DSS matter.


    Dale Van Slambrook Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1516 Trolley Road, Ste. 100A
Summerville, SC, 29485


SCGood Standing198803/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Am Jur Award for Agency and PartnershipAmerican Jurisprudence Award1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDeMott Law Firm, P.A.2011 - Present
Attorney--Dorchester County DSSSouth Carolina Department of Social Services2005 - 2011
AttorneyGraves H. Wilson, Jr., Attorney at Law1993 - 2005
AttorneyHarris & Graves, PA1992 - 1993
Assistant Solicitor/ProsecutorFlorence County Solicitor's Office1989 - 1992
Law Clerk to Hon. Marion H. KinonState of South Carolina1988 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dorchester County Bar AssociationMember--Treasurer2003 - Present
U.S. District Court, District of South CarolinaMember1992 - Present
South Carolina BarMember1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
SC DSS v. Randy S., 700 S.E.2nd 250 (SC App. 2010)Reversed and remanded to family court.
SC DSS v. Samantha R, 211 UP 378 (SC Ct. App. 2011)--unpublishedFamily Court Affirmed
Pearson v. Church of God, 478 S.E.2d 849 (SC 1996)Court of Appeals Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
dssattorney.comSouth Carolina DSS Defense Attorney BlogN/A Carolina Foreclosure Defense BlogN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Citadel, Military College of South CarolinaBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1975