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Greg McCollum

Greg McCollum

also known as Complete Legal Defense Team, M Gregory McCollum

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

At the Complete Legal Defense Team: We Defend the Accused who Have a Lot To Lose.  Being accused of a crime is frightening.  You experience public shame and humiliation and do not know where to turn for help. We are experienced and knowledgeable and will take immediate steps to begin repairing your life. We evaluate how the allegation affects you and your life and your family.  We examine how it affects your reputation, how it affects your life, and how it will affect you financially. Believe it or not, many people who are arrested and charged with crimes are innocent. Usually everyone seems to assume that they are guilty or they would not have been arrested. Our clients are often shocked at how easy it is to be arrested with very little police investigation. Sometimes a single statement by one person is enough to cause charges to be made and an arrest warrant to be issued. Many times people do not know an arrest is imminent. They are shocked when police show up at their work place or home and they are immediately handcuffed in front of everyone and taken to jail. These are things we deal with daily. At the Complete Legal Defense Team all we do is represent people who are accused of crimes. We focus on three main areas of defense: MAJOR FELONIES, DUI, and TRAFFIC COURT. Our goal from the outset is to examine the facts and circumstances completely. Usually there is evidence not gathered or overlooked because it points to innocence or lack of guilt. We look for evidence which indicates our client was not there, did not do what was alleged or was justified in his or her actions. We defend and have successfully defended every type of Major Felony. We have defended clients for Murder, Kidnapping, Sexual Assault, Burglary, Robbery, Assault, Drug Trafficking and more. We have successfully defended clients for DUI.  When a person is charged with a DUI and someone is killed or seriously injured, even a passenger, the driver is charged with Felony DUI.  We have defended at trial all of the type cases listed and many others.

We have the ability, resources, skill and experience to defend every type of serious felony to less serious, but important cases like DUI.  In addition to defense of serious felony cases and DUI, we also regularly represent and help people in traffic court, so you can avoid having to appear in traffic court.

Whether you have been charged with a serious offense or something minor, if you would like help contact our office now.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    28 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 15%
    28 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    28 years, 250 cases
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 5%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Dean N. Mureddu

    I just joined Greg at the Complete Legal Defense Team. I've known him since I began practicing law in 1994, and I never missed a chance to watch him at trial. To become a skilled trial attorney, one needs to watch the best lawyers in action. Greg is truly one of the best trial attorneys in our State.


    Dean Mureddu DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Dirk Julius Derrick

    Greg has a high quality practice in the criminal defense field. I would recommend his services to those in need.


    Dirk Derrick Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Greg McCollum Complete Legal Defense Team

1012 38th Avenue North
Suite 202
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577


SCGood Standing198803/07/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Recognition of serviceHorry County Democratic Party2006
Service RecognitionNorth Strand Democrats2006
Recognition of ServiceFifteenth Circuit Solicitor1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Special DUI Jury Court ProsecutorHorry County Solicitors Office1993 - 1995
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Office of M. Gregory McCollum1993 - Present
Assistant District Attorney State ProsecutorDistrict Attorney 15th Circuit Solicitor1989 - 1993
Circuit Judge Law ClerkHon. Don S. Rushing1988 - 1988
Assistant Public DefenderHorry County Public Defender1988 - 1989

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Legislative Policy CouncilCommittee Member2012 - Present
Small Business CouncilPast Chairman2010 - 2013
Fifteenth Circuit Public Defender Selection CommitteeBoard Member2008 - Present
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of CommerceFormer Board of Directors2007 - 2014
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitAdmitted2003 - Present
Democratic Party of Horry CountyChairman2003 - 2006
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2001 - 2003
Public Defender Corporation of Horry CountyBoard of Directors1997 - 2008
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member1995 - Present
United States District Court for South CarolinaAdmitted1992 - Present
South Carolina BarAdmitted1988 - Present
Horry County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1988 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v U.D. Attempted MurderClient entered a guilty plea to First Degree Assault and Battery and received three years probation and was ordered to pay restitution of $4,000
State v K.B. DUI first offensePrior to case being called for trial the case was dismissed by the prosecutor because of insufficient evidence after a thorough review of the evidence and circumstances surrounding the arrest.
State vs. Name Withheld (7-14-57-GS)Dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Linked InPresumed Guilty2014
Linked InUnderage Drinking2014
Facebook/YoutubeArrest Emergency2014
Facebook/YoutubeFelony DUI Causation2014
Facebook/YoutubeFelony DUI Great Injury and Death2014
Facebook/YoutubeFelony DUI Alcohol and Rx Drugs2014
Facebook/YoutubeFelony DUI BA Reading2014

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawN/ALaw Degree Juris Doctor1985
Clemson UniversityEnglish and Political ScienceBachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Television News StoryStand Your Ground Law2014
Student Engagement EventDUI 1012014
News SpecialTammy Moorer Heather Elvis Case2014
Myrtle Beach Rotary MeetingDUI 1012014
Myrtle Beach Optimist Club November 20th MeetingDUI 1012014
Good Morning AmericaTammy Moorer Heather Elvis Case2014
Annual Criminal Defense SeminarSetting Fees in Criminal Cases2003
Professional Development SeminarCriminal Investigations1997