Asset Protection/Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense and Traffic Tickets, No-Fault Divorce
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With offices in the Columbia, South Carolina, area, attorney Ray Lord provides knowledgeable legal advice and personalized representation to clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debt settlement, asset protection, estate planning, business formation, traffic and criminal defense, and divorce matters.
Ray received his law degree, with honors, from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia, and his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina. Prior to entering private practice as a lawyer, Ray worked as an Assistant Solicitor (prosecutor) in the Solicitor's Office of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Charleston and also served as director of the adult drug court for Charleston County.
Ray Lord's varied professional background enables him to offer his clients an uncommon ability to understand the law from multiple perspectives. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ray served as a deputy sheriff and homicide investigator. As a law enforcement officer, Ray studied federal, state and local laws, police procedures, self-defense, arrest techniques and firearms training, graduating first in his class from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
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I have known Ray since 2003. His incredible attention to detail and zealous advocacy for his clients are benchmarks for other attorneys such as myself to try to achieve. He is very reachable for his clients and is able to communicate complicated legal issues to his clients in a clear and concise manner. If I needed an attorney to represent me- I'd call Ray.
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|GA||Inactive Member in Good Standing||2001||08/30/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Mentor Program Participant to First-Year Attorneys||SC Supreme Court||2010|
|Deacon||Chapin Baptist Church||2004|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Charleston County Drug Court Program||2001|
|Top Graduate - Criminal Justice Academy||JP STROM AWARD||1999|
|Honor Roll and Dean's List Honor Roll and Dean's List||Mercer University Law School||1998|
|Faculty Academic Scholarship||Mercer University Law School||1996|
|Raymond Burr Award- highest grade in Criminal Law||Raymond Burr Award||1996|
|State Constable Commission||State of South Carolina||1987|
|Owner / Attorney at Law||Lord Law Firm, LLC||2001 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Limestone College||1998 - Present|
|Clerk||Georgia Legal Services||2014 - 2014|
|Assistant Solicitor (Prosecutor)||Solicitor's Office, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Charleston SC||2000 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|SC Bankruptcy Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|SC Law Enforcement Officers' Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Mercer University Law School||Mercer Law Review||1997 - 1998|
|Mercer Association of Prosecutors||Founding Member||1997 - 1997|
|University of South Carolina Criminal Justice Association||Administrative Director||1987 - 1988|
|SCtraffictickets.com||New Test Used Fingerprints to Reveal Cocaine Use||2012|
|Mercer Law Review||The Independent Counsel Statute||1998|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|SC Criminal Justice Academy||Certified law enforcement officer||Certified law enforcement officer||1989|
|University of SC||Criminal Justice||BS Criminal Justice||1988|
|University of South Carolina||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||1988|
|Sc Bankruptcy Court Paralegal Training||SC Bankruptcy Paralegal Training||2011|