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Justin David Maines

Justin David Maines

also known as J.D. Maines

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense

About Me

If you are facing serious, life-altering criminal charges, who do you want standing next to you in court?  How about a former prosecutor who use to bring those charges.  That lawyer is J.D. Maines.

Born in Savannah, J.D. graduated from Clemson University (cum laude) in 2004 with a degree in Economics and Accounting. He went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School Of Law (top 1/3 of class) in 2007.   

An experienced trial lawyer, J.D. has been a prosecutor in both South Carolina and Georgia.  First, he served as an Assistant Solicitor in SC’s 16th Judicial District. Most recently, he was an Assistant District Attorney for Chatham County, Georgia.

While serving in these highly prestigious positions, J.D. was one of two special attorneys assigned to work only the most serious drugs cases, asset forfeitures, and wiretaps for the Chatham County Narcotics Team (CNT). In South Carolina, J.D. was selected as the senior felony drug prosecutor for the York County Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU).

Facing a DUI? J.D. was the former DUI prosecutor in the State Court of Chatham County, Georgia and a special DUI Assistant Solicitor in York County, South Carolina.

Why does this matter?  Experience. If you can build a criminal case, you know how to defend it.

J.D. is admitted to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina and defends clients throughout the low country’s Coastal Empire.  J.D. is Of Counsel with The Nye Law Group, P.C.

J.D. Maines is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the Georgia State Bar, and in federal courts including the Southern District of Georgia.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    8 years, 300 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    8 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Personal Injury: 30%
    4 years, 75 cases



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Blake Edward Marcus

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Blake Marcus DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Courtney Reynolds Lerch

    I endorse this lawyer. JD goes above and beyond for his clients. His hard work is shown by the outcomes he achieves for his clients.


    Courtney Lerch Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Offices of Justin Maines, LLC

114 Barnard St #2c
Savannah, GA, 31401

25 Clarks Summit Dr.
Suite 102
Bluffton, SC, 29910



GAActive Member in Good Standing 201005/08/2015
SCGood Standing200703/07/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselThe Nye Law Group, P.C.2014 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Justin Maines, LLC2013 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyChatham County District Attorney's Office2011 - 2013
Assistant SolicitorSouth Carolina 16th Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office2007 - 2011

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chatham County Juvenile Court BarExective Board Member2014 - Present
National College of DUI Defense, Inc.Member2014 - Present
Savannah Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Savannah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. DoeAcquittal of all charges for my client
State v. Quarterman CR14-0795Attempted Murder of a Police Office case where ALL evidence against my client was suppressed.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Clemson UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Prescription Narcotic Abuse: A Presentation and Case Discussion by CNTLegal Requirements for PHI Disclosures2012