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Dayne C. Phillips

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbia, SC

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Dayne Phillips South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyer

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Dayne

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Dayne has dedicated his life to defending those who are wrongfully accused or who have made an unfortunate mistake and need help.  He is committed to personalized, passionate, and professional representation of his clients.  No matter the crime or circumstance, he will fight to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.   

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Dayne Phillips Criminal Defense Lawyer
1614 Taylor Street
Suite D
Columbia, SC, 29201
Dayne Phillips Criminal Defense Lawyer
137 W Butler Street
Suite #3
Lexington, SC, 29072
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Posted by Anthony | December 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Real, and Fierce! They type of Lawyer everyone needs.
Atty. Dayne Phillips took on a wrongful and tough case for my family and challenged the "powers that be" to ensure that justice be fairly administered and demanded that the systematic injustice be brought to light. He is a rare and honest gem in a legal system and network of power and influence that can feel like it only benefits the rich and powerful. He delivers when the world seems overwhelmingly stacked against you. In a word, he is SUBERB Council to have on your side.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
Dayne Phillips saved my life. I needed Dayne's expertise to protect my professional license, as well as, help me with my legal issues. Not only did he get my legal issues favorably resolved and cleared, but he helped me get my professional license reinstated. I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Phillips. He is not only the best thing that happened to me during a dark time in life, but he is just a caring, empathetic, and overall great guy. Without his guidance, I am not sure where I would be. I am forever grateful for Dayne and will always recommend him.
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Posted by Susan | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, knowledgeable representative
Dayne Phillips assisted us with a case and we had no prior legal experience. We would never have gotten through this process without his patient guidance and experience at various stages. I cannot recommend his representation highly enough!
Response from Dayne Phillips March 24, 2018
Thank you for the incredible review! I greatly appreciate your kind words. My primary goal is to help people in their time of need, and I'm glad that I was able to do that for you. *Disclaimer: "Any result achieved on behalf of a client in other matters should not create any expectation of a favorable result and does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.”
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Posted by Megan | February 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I was very pleased and comfortable with Mr. Phillips representing me. He was very helpful and anytime I needed his help or advice he was always there to make sure I understood exactly what I was going to court for and what everything meant. He helped me with making the best decision in order to move past my mistakes which led me to court. I would recommend and refer him 100% to anyone in need of his services. I've had past experiences with other attorneys and they were not helpful what so ever, I may have seen them once and that was to hire them and talk about my case. Unlike my past representatives, Mr. Phillips was always available whether it be a conference call or a meeting in person. He did everything he said he was going to do and he didn't send me to anyone else or have anyone else represent me for him. I would definitely hire him again!!!
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Response from Dayne Phillips July 17, 2017
Thank you for the amazing review. I greatly appreciate your kind words and continued support. My primary goal is to help people in their time of need, and I'm glad that I was able to do that for you. Best, Dayne Phillips Disclaimer: Any result achieved on behalf of a client in other matters should not create any expectation of a favorable result and does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The lawyer other lawyers call when they are in trouble.
I am a lawyer and very familiar with criminal attorneys practicing in Columbia. When I was looking at a criminal contempt charge, I knew who to call. Dayne is one of the most dedicated lawyers I have ever known. He is truly a rising star in the legal community. Take it from a lawyer; if you get in trouble with the law, you can't go wrong by hiring Dayne Phillips.
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Response from Dayne Phillips October 20, 2017
Thank you for the positive review. I greatly appreciate the praise and kind words of support. My primary goal is to help people in their time of need, and I'm glad that I was able to do that for you. DISCLAIMER: Any result achieved on behalf of a client in other matters should not create any expectation of a favorable result and does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. - Attorney Dayne Phillips
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Posted by Herman | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Outstanding Attorney
I hired Mr. Phillips to defend my son against several driving charges. I was immediately impressed by his willingness to listen and to weigh each detail of the case. He was down to earth and practical, easy to talk to and showed genuine concern. He quickly analyzed the details of the case, cutting away the trivia and going to the core legal questions. He told us what we could reasonably expect as an outcome, then because of his understanding of the process and the situation he went about to deliver the best results. He was able to work out an agreement where two charges were dropped and one ended in payment of a fine. I felt my son was well represented and the result speaks for itself. Mr. Phillips did a masterful job leading to what I consider a just but favorable conclusion.
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Response from Dayne Phillips October 20, 2017
Thank you for the detailed review. I greatly appreciate your kind words and trust in my advice. My primary goal is to help people in their time of need, and I'm glad that I was able to do that for your son. DISCLAIMER: Any result achieved on behalf of a client in other matters should not create any expectation of a favorable result and does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. - Attorney Dayne Phillips
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Lawyer
  • Price Benowitz, LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Dayne Phillips Criminal Lawyer LLC
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • The Jeffcoat Firm
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Appellate Defender
  • Appellate Division, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Administrative Hearing Officer
  • South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado, LLC
  • 2006 - 2011
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Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • National Forensic College
  • 2017
  • National Criminal Defense College - Mercer School of Law
  • Trial Practice Institute
  • 2015
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of South Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Case Results: https://sccriminallaws.com/case-results/
  • Disclaimer: http://sccriminallaws.com/disclaimer (see case details)
  • Attempted Murder charge dismissed
  • Attempted Murder charge dismissed
  • Murder charge dismissed at Preliminary Hearing
  • Murder charge dismissed at Preliminary Hearing
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Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • State Delegate
  • 2017 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lexington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President-Elect
  • 2017 - 2017
  • South Carolina Bar
  • House of Delegates, Eleventh Circuit Representative
  • 2017 - 2018
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Law Related Education Committee
  • 2017 - 2018
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2021
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - 2016
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Graduate - Trial Practice Institute
  • 2015 - 2015
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Eleventh Circuit Public Defender Selection Panel
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit Electors
  • 2020
  • Legal Elite for Criminal Law
  • Columbia Business Monthly
  • 2020
  • Honorable Mention for "Best DUI Attorney" in Columbia
  • Free Times Columbia
  • 2020
  • Nominated in The State newspapers' "Best Law Firm" category
  • The State Newspaper
  • 2019
  • Honorable Mention for "Best DUI Attorney" in Columbia
  • Free Times Columbia
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite for Criminal Law
  • Columbia Business Monthly
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Honorable Mention for "Best DUI Attorney" in Columbia
  • Free Times Columbia
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Columbia Business Monthly
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Nominated in The State newspapers' "Best Attorney" category
  • The State Newspaper
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Certified As Lead Counsel For Death Penalty Defense
  • Supreme Court of South Carolina
  • 2016
  • Nominated in The State newspapers' "Best Attorney" category
  • The State Newspaper
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Orientation School for Magistrate and Municipal Judges
  • Constitutional Rights
  • 2020
  • Criminal Law Practice Essentials
  • Bond Hearings, Preliminary Hearings, and Indictments
  • 2020
  • Criminal Law 101
  • Co-Chair and Panel Moderator
  • 2020
  • SC Bar Young Lawyers Division Mentoring Lunch CLE
  • Speaker, Appellate Panel
  • 2019
  • Palmetto Paralegal Association's May Luncheon and CLE
  • DUI Defense Case Review: A Step-by-Step Approach
  • 2019
  • Magistrate Advisory Counsel Intensive Training Seminar
  • Evidence
  • 2019
  • Expungement Law Issues Seminar
  • Expungement Law Issues Seminar
  • 2019
  • Criminal Defense 101
  • Co-Chair and Panel Moderator
  • 2019
  • Common Book Event, Winthrop University on the Human Experience Course
  • Obstructing Injustice: A discussion on criminal justice reform and wrongful convictions
  • 2019
  • Magistrates Advisory Counsel Intensive Training Seminar
  • Evidence
  • 2018
  • Criminal Defense 101
  • Co-Chair and Panel Moderator
  • 2018
  • Orientation School for Magistrate and Municipal Judges
  • Constitutional Rights
  • 2018
  • Orientation School for Magistrate and Municipal Judges
  • Constitutional Rights
  • 2017
  • Magistrates Advisory Counsel Intensive Training Seminar
  • Hearsay and the Confrontation Clause
  • 2017
  • Presentation to Fraternity A [Chapter Redacted to Protect Identity] at the University of South Carolina
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2016
  • Magistrates Advisory Council Intensive Training Seminar
  • Hearsay and the Confrontation Clause
  • 2016
  • Orientation School for Magistrate and Municipal Judges
  • Constitutional Rights
  • 2016
  • Presentation to Fraternity B [Chapter Redacted to Protect Identity] at the University of South Carolina
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2016
  • Orientation School for Magistrate and Municipal Judges
  • Constitutional Rights
  • 2015
  • Orientation School for Magistrate and Municipal Judges
  • Constitutional Rights
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (18)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dayne Phillips is a great resource for things criminal law and criminal defense in South Carolina. He is an attorney that is knowledgeable, experienced, and works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former opponent and current peer of Dayne, I have great admiration for his tireless work ethic, zealous advocacy, and his legal knowledge. Dayne is one of those rare lawyers that seems to put his client's best interests above his own."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dayne is a smart and ambitious criminal defense lawyer who has a very bright future. I highly recommend Dayne Phillips, Esq."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dayne is a great lawyer with a tremendous work ethic. He goes above and beyond for this clients and leaves nothing to chance. I highly recommend Dayne for anyone who finds themselves accused charged with committing a criminal offense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dayne Phillips for several years and have been impressed with his ability since I first heard of him. He is one of the smartest lawyers I know, and I endorse him without question for criminal defense, DUI defense, and appeals."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Mr. Phillips handling cases in court for his clients and know him to be courteous and professional."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dayne is a brilliant legal mind with a great work ethic. He is always willing to help others and it is obvious that he is seriously dedicated to the profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dayne is the lawyer you want to have on your side when facing a tough legal situation. His knowledge of the law coupled with his determination to achieve the best results for his clients is matched only by his compassion for his clients. Dayne truly cares about each person he represents and it shows through his impeccable legal work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dayne Phillips. He is extremely intelligent and a great advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have consulted Dayne for advice before as he is incredibly knowledgable and his research skills are above most. If Dayne is your lawyer, he will present the best defense available to you."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known this lawyer since High School. He is very talented and dedicated to his clients."
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