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Much of my practice is dedicated to criminal appeals and post conviction relief. However, I also represent clients in serious personal injury cases and civil rights violations.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    5 years
  2. Appeals: 25%
    7 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    7 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    5 years
  5. Workers Compensation: 10%
    4 years



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Tristan M. Shaffer

225 Columbia Ave.
Chapin, SC, 29036


SCGood Standing200908/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Advanced EvidenceCALI2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerShaffer Law Firm2011 - Present
AttorneyAxelrod & Associates, PA2014 - 2015
Of CounselDessausure Law Firm2012 - 2012
Appellate DefenderSC Appellate Defense2010 - 2011
Assistant Public DefenderRichland County Public Defender2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Carolina Association for JusticeN/A2011 - Present
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
R.[Redacted to protect privacy]Settlement of $750,000.00
City of Columbia v. S. [Redacted to protect Identity]Reversal of conviction
State v. Bonner, 400 S.C. 561, 735 S.E.2d 525 (2012)Client was given a new sentence
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Charleston School of LawN/AN/A2009
Clemson UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SC Magistrate and Municipal Judge TrainingCriminal Domestic Violence2011