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I have dedicated the majority of my professional career to learning the "science" behind the Standardized Field Sobreity Tests as created by the NHTSA and used by all officers in South Carolina when conducting DUI investigations. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    9 years



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  • Travis Ashley Newton

    Austin McDaniel is an excellent attorney. Austin was a DUI prosecutor and former DUI Defense Attorney with Ronnie Cole before joining Travis Newton DUI Defense as partner. Austin and I have been working as team to defend individuals charged with DUI since mid 2014. Austin is a tremendous asset to our team. His work ethic and moral compass are only outmatched by his supreme knowledge of the legal system. Austin is a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 as well as America's Premiere DUI Defense Attorneys.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

C. Austin McDaniel, Attorney At Law

103 West Calhoun Street
Anderson, SC, 29625


SCGood Standing200703/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerC. Austin McDaniel, Attorney at Law2015 - Present
AssociateThe Newton Law Firm2014 - 2015
AssociateCole Law Firm2010 - 2014
Deputy SolicitorEighth Circuit Solicitor's Office2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Anderson County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
South Carolina BarN/A2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. AbrahamReversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Handling Traffic Cases in South Carolina"Sleep Driving, or Your Worst Nightmare"2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Appalachian School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Upstate Judicial AssociationDUI CASE LAW UPDATE2014
You Can Get There From Here: A Roadmap To a Successful DUI PracticeDriving Under the Influce2012
Criminal EssentialsCriminal Law2011