Mr. Sutton has practiced law in the Myrtle Beach area since 1995. He graduated from The Citadel in 1981 as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He then served as an Armor/Cavalry Officer in the U.S. Army for 5 years, including 3 years with the 1st Armored Division in Germany. He earned several Army Commendation Medals and the Airborne and Air Assault badges. After graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1993, he clerked for a local trial judge and worked at a litigation firm before opening his own practice in 1995. He is BV rated by Martindale Hubbell.
He focuses his practice on DUI and criminal law related cases an enjoys an excellent reputation. He earned his reputation through hard work, dedicated preparation and courtroom success. He believes that "word of mouth" by satisfied clients is the best form of advertising. Accordingly, he works hard to obtain the best possible result for each person he represents.
He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, a life member and former Board Member and President of the Gand Strand Humane Society, Past President of Coastal Carolina Sertoma, and a Past Officer and Circuit Representative of the S.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a recipient of the Horry County Schools Partners in Education Award.
He has taught criminal law related subjects at Horry-Georgetown Tech, has lectured on DUI related topics in legal seminars, has lectured on criminal law topics at the SC Court Administration Course for New Judges and Magistrate's, and has written published articles on DUI and criminal law matters.
Licensed since 1993
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Mr. Sutton is an extremely well respected DUI attorney and is who other lawyers will go to for advice. He has successfully won numerous trials over his years of practice and will always go the extra mile to defend his clients. Other lawyers in the area think highly of his work and of his professionalism. If you need a DUI lawyer I would highly recommend Mr. Sutton.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Superb Rating DUI||AVVO||2014|
|Partners in Education||Horry County Schools||2001|
|Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award)||United States Army||1993|
|Editorial Staff, ABA Real Property Probate and Trust Journal||Univ. of South Carolina School of Law||1993|
|John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court||Univ. of South Carolina School of Law||1993|
|Distinguished Military Graduate||The Citadel||1985|
|National Political Science Honor Society||Pi Sigma Alpha||1984|
|Adjunct Instructor||Horry Georgetown Technical College||2002 - 2010|
|Attorney||The Sutton Law Firm, PC||1995 - Present|
|Attorney||Cox and Associates||1994 - 1995|
|Law Clerk (Attorney)||The Honorable David Maring||1993 - 1994|
|Captain||United States Army Active Duty||1985 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2014 - 2015|
|Grand Strand Humane Society||Past President and Board Member||2003 - 2009|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2003 - Present|
|South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Former Board Member||2002 - 2003|
|Coastal Carolina Sertoma (Service to Mankind)||Past President, Vice President and Secretary||1996 - 2010|
|Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum, Caen France||Charter Member||1988 - Present|
|South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Circuit Representative||N/A|
|South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Officer||N/A|
|State v. John Doe||Dismissal|
|State v. Don and Ron Doe||All charges dismissed|
|State v. Richard Doe, State v. Robert Doe||1. Misdemeanor plea, paid small fine 2. 3 year sentence , served 18 months|
|SC Lawyers Weekly and SC Trial Lawyers Magazine||HGN Evidence: An old issue in need of a new look||2002|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Citadel, Military College of South Carolina||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|South Carolina Bar||DUI for Beginners||2002|
|SC Association Criminal Defense Lawyers||DUI||2002|
|New Judges Seminar||Criminal Law and Procedure||2001|
|Criminal Defense||Criminal and DUI Defense||N/A|