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E. Charles Grose Jr.

Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 32%
    15 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 32%
    19 years
  3. Civil Rights: 31%
    2 years
  4. Sex Crime: 5%

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Grose Law Firm

404 Main St
Greenwood, SC, 29646-2756


SCGood Standing199311/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Martha Browning Dicus AwardSouth Carolina Public Defender Association2012
Lawyer of the YearSouth Carolina Public Defender Association2008
Appreciation for Service as PresidentSouth Carolina Public Defender Association2008
Outstanding Service to the Criminal Law Section as Section ChairSouth Carolina Bar2006
Distinguished Service to Department of Political ScienceFurman University, Department of Political Science1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGrose Law Firm, LLC2012 - Present
Circuit Public DefenderCircuit Defender For The Eighth Judicial Circuit2008 - 2012
Chief Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender, Greenwood & Abbeville Counties1999 - 2008
Deputy Public DefenderOrangeburg County Public Defender's Office1998 - 1999
Assistant Public DefenderOrangeburg Public Defender's Office1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Carolina Bar, Criminal Law SectionChair2014 - 2015
South Carolina Bar, Criminal Law SectionChair2005 - 2006
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPublic Defender Representative2005 - 2008
Death Penalty Resource & Defense CenterBoard Member2005 - Present
South Carolina Public Defender AssociationPresident2002 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. LangfordSolicitor Docket Control Held Unconstitutional
State v. McKerleyReversed Conviction and Remanded for New Trial
State v. HawesAffirmed Grant of Parole Eligibility
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawN/AN/A1992
Furman UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Carolina Bar Convention2015 Criminal Law Update, Planner and Moderator2015
2015 Blues, BBQ, & Bar CLEDefending Child Sex Abuse Case2015
2014 Public Defender Conference“Stopping the Runaway Train—Getting Control of Child Sex Abuse Cases.”2014
8th Blues, Bar-B-Q, and Bar CLEFinally Finishing Forensic Interviews?2013
2012 Public Defender ConferenceWho’s Driving the Bus: Understanding and Confronting the Cottage Industry in Child Sexual Abuse Cases2012
Criminal Law Update, South Carolina Bar ConventionSentencing Reform Act – Nuts and Bolts Application in the Courtroom (Panel Discussion)2011
Capital Case Litigation InitiativeDealing with the State’s Penalty Phase Case – Victim Impact and Protecting Your Client from State Evaluations2011
Fourth Annual Best Practices SeminarNuts and Bolts of Defending Probation Violations2010
2010 Public Defender ConferenceBeware of Alligators: Confronting Forensic Interviews, Limiting Expert Testimony, and Blocking Improper Vouching in Child Sexual Abuse Cases2010
19th Annual Criminal Practice in South CarolinaDeath Penalty Update: From the Defense Perspective2010
2007 Public Defender ConferenceError Preservation: Top Ten Objections and Five Tips2007
Blues, Bar-B-Q, and Bar CLEExample of Closing Argument using PowerPoint2006
2003 Public Defender ConferenceSex Offense Cases2003
Hot TipsABWIK and ABHAN: Defining the Difference in a Way that Helps the Client2002
Ethics SeminarBalancing the Duty to the Court with Zealous Representation of the Client: An Argument for Full Funding of the Criminal Justice System2001