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Patrick James McLaughlin

Patrick James McLaughlin

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, General Practice

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    10 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    10 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    10 years
  4. Civil Rights: 20%
    10 years
  5. General Practice: 5%
    10 years

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Daniel James Sabol

    Patrick has an unrivaled passion for protecting the Constitution and defending his clients. I consider myself fortunate to see him on a regular basis at seminars around the country; every conversation I have with him I learn something new. His skill in litigating cases has earned him a national reputation as a premier criminal defense attorney, and a prosecutor will never outwork him on a case. I trust him—you can too.

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    Daniel Sabol Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Robert T. Usry

    Patrick fights for his clients heart and soul. He works hard, and he gets results. He has a goodness and enthusiasm about him that help him do what great lawyers do- reach people.

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    Robert Usry Car Accidents Attorney
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Contact Info

403 Second Loop Road
Florence, SC, 29505

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
SCGood Standing200503/07/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
NHTSA/IACP ARIDE CertificationLaPier & Associates2013
Certificate of Completion for IACP/NHTSA 20 Hour DECP/DRE CoursePlatt And Associates2011
Certificate of Completion For DWI Detection and SFST CourseLaPier & Associates2007
CALI Award for Entertainment LawUniversity of South Carolina School of Law2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ClerkLaw Offices of Joe McCulloch2002 - 2004
ManagerGodley Group Ltd.1995 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
South Carolina Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident (2012)2005 - Present
Florence County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseMemberN/A
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Phil Hanna v. Kenney BooneJury award for Plaintiff on slander claim of $125,068.00.
Bostic v. American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc., 375 S.C. 143 (2007)Reversed and remanded.
State v. WashingtonCharges dismissed after 2 jury trials.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Florence Morning NewsThe Importance of SC's DUI Video Law2014
The Post & CourierSolicitor's Office, not Public Defender, to blame for this Injustice2012
The Post & CourierProtect Rights from Law Enforcement Excess2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of South CarolinaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SC Bar - 4th Annual Everything You Need to Know About EthicsProsecutors and Immunity2015
OACDL DUI Defense SeminarTaking on the Breath Test - Panel2015
OACDL - Advanced Trial Skills AcademyCross-Examination2015
Francis Marion University's Constitution DayThe 4th Amendment in the Social Media Age2012
Blues, Bar-B-Q and Bar CLESly Solicitors Statements2012