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James Ross Snell

also known as James R. Snell Jr.

About me

James R. Snell, Jr., is a native of South Carolina. He grew up in Inman, and then opened his office in Lexington after graduating from the University of South Carolina. From the beginning his practice has been devoted to representing individuals charged with crimes, as well as those who have been injured.


Mr. Snell has tried cases to verdict in all types of South Carolina courts including General Sessions, Common Pleas, Family Court, Probate Court and the Administrative Law Court. He has also represented clients in appeals before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in the Federal Court, and has represented both civil as well as criminal defense clients in that court.



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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    12 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    12 years



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Contact info

Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC

316 South Lake Drive
Lexington, SC, 29072

Law Office Of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC

1735 St. Julian Place
Suite 302
Columbia, SC, 29204



SCGood Standing200408/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Summer Session GraduateNational College of DUI Defense2015
Certified MediatorSouth Carolina Supreme Court Commission on CLE and Specialization2014
DUI Detection and Field Sobriety TestingNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standards2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Certified Circuit Court MediatorSouth Carolina Supreme Court Commission on CLE and Specialization2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Litigation AttorneyLaw Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersGeneral Member2013 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationGeneral Member2013 - Present
South Carolina BarFee Dispute Committee Member2012 - Present
Supreme Court Peer Mentor CommitteeMember2011 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2010 - Present
American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises LiabilityMember2006 - Present
Fourth Circuit Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
United States District Court for the District of South CarolinaMember2005 - Present
Town of LexingtonBoard of Building Code Appeals2005 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
Limestone CollegeAlumni Board of Directors2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
South Carolina Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
Lexington County Bar AssociationPast President2003 - Present
Lexington County Bar AssociationChair2012 - 2013
Spartanburg County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2009
South Carolina Bar, Unauthorized Practice of Law CommitteeMember2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Misty Lake Association vs. Bridleridge Homeowner's Association, 2013-UP-011Affirmed
State vs. Johnson, 396 S.C. 182, 720 S.E. 2d 516 (S.C. App. 2011)Reversed - DUI Dismissed
Smith vs. Moonglo, 2011-UP-151Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Word Association PressChallenging CDV 2nd Edition2016
What to do if you have been accused of child molestationEscaping the Nightmare2015
What you don't know about shoplifting can ruin your lifeWhat you don't know about shoplifting can ruin your life2014
Word Association PressChallenging CDV2014
www.cdvlawyer.comWhat if you are guilty?2013
Ezine ArticlesTips to Prepare for your Criminal Trial2011
Ezine ArticlesSouth Carolina CDV Bond Restrictions2011
EzineArticlesSouth Carolina Driver's Rights When Stopped For Suspicion of DUI2010
Hieros Gamos (HG)The South Carolina Preliminary Hearing Process2010
Ezine ArticlesSouth Carolina Criminal Appeals2010
Article BaseSouth Carolina Strong Armed Robbery2010
Ezine ArticlesDUI Arrest - How Much Will it Cost?2010
Article BaseThe South Carolina Law of False Imprisonment2010
Ezine ArticlesHow long does a car accident settlement take?2010
Ezine ArticlesDUI Defense Strategies2010
EzineArticlesSouth Carolina Workers' Compensation Benefits2010
ArticleBaseThe Automobile Search Exception to the 4th Amendment2010
Article BaseSouth Carolina Criminal Domestic Violence2010
Article BaseSouth Carolina Dog Bite Law2010
Ezine ArticlesLexington County CDV Charge2010
Ezine ArticlesGrounds For Divorce in South Carolina2010
Ezine ArticlesPro and Con List For Deciding Whether to Sue For a Car Accident2010
HGSouth Carolina Simple Possession of Marijuana2010
Ezine ArticlesDanges of Going to Court Alone When Charged with CDV in South Carolina2010
ArticleBasePolygraph Examinations In South Carolina Child Sex Abuse Cases2009
Ezine ArticlesSouth Carolina Criminal Domestic Violence Penalties2009
Ezine ArticlesIntroduction to South Carolina Speeding Tickets2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Limestone CollegeBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Magistrate Advisory Council Intensive Training SeminarDUI Law2016
Probate CommitteeWrongful Death Claims2014
Criminal Law EssentialsCriminal Law Essentials2014
Criminal Law CLEDUI Law & Improving the Client Experience2014
DUI - What every lawyer needs to knowDUI Defense - Background for lawyers2013
Criminal Law EssentialsCriminal Defense Practice2013
Social Media and Internet LawSocial Media and Internet Law2012
Criminal Law EssentialsCriminal Law2011
Talk Legal Radio ProgramDriving Under the Influence2010
Talk LegalLegal Practice2010
Talk Legal Radio ProgramCriminal Domestic Violence2009
Criminal Law CLECriminal Law CLE2008
Lexington County LibraryIntroduction to South Carolina Probate Law2007

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