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Joseph Leigh Leventis

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbia, SC

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Joe Leventis

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2014
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Joseph

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A lifelong resident of Columbia, South Carolina, Joe holds both a B.S. (2009) and a J.D. (2013) from the University of South Carolina. While attending law school, Joe served as a law clerk at the Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office; after graduation, he began working as an Assistant Solicitor for that Office, trying cases in both General Sessions and Magistrate’s Court. Subsequent to his tenure in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Joe went to work for the Richard A. Harpootlian law firm, joining a team of other experienced litigators. There, he worked at the federal and state court levels handling a variety of criminal and civil litigation cases.


Joe aggressively seeks justice for his clients and is a tireless student of the law, leaving no stone unturned in his research and understanding of relevant case law that he can bring to bear in defending criminal clients and achieving a successful outcome for those with civil claims. He takes pride in finding solutions to complex problems and is passionate in his quest for justice for every client.


Leventis Law Firm, LLC.
1913 Bull Street
Columbia, SC, 29201
Law Office of Richard A. Harpootlian
1410 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC, 29201
Richland County
1701 Main St Ste 302
Columbia, SC, 29201-2819
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Posted by Tara | July 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Joe Leventis is a very professional and knowledgeable lawyer. He did an outstanding job handling my case. Highly recommended!!
Posted by Rafael | July 17, 2018
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Simple possession
I came to Joe with a simple possession ticket. Being on probation I really could not afford to be charged with it. So we sat and talked about my situation and what were some possible ways to go about it. While talking to Joe mother once did I feel like he was judging me or like I was just another client. I felt like he really was in my corner and wanted the same things I did; it was like my fight was his and a personal mission for him. I also didn’t get that feeling like he was just telling me what I wanted to hear. I left his office feeling hopeful about my situation and went on about my life. He’d call me and kept me in the loop about my case and how the progress was going. Well on the day of court we meet and talked at the court house. We went in the court room I took a seat and he went bout talking to a few people. After about 20 minutes he came up behind me with the officer that had pulled me over and we talked a few minutes. At the end of the conversation I shook hands with the officer (lot not sure why at the time but did) and thanked him. Joe and I walked out of the court room and he filled me in on what had just happened. Charges had been dropped and I was free to go. I thanked Joe for the help and work and went on about my day thanks to him.
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Posted by Joanne | March 1, 2018
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Mr Leventis is an extremely knowledgeable, lawyer whom represented my husband on a felony criminal matter/s. From the moment I first spoke with him on the phone, I felt relieved - He looked over the evidence with a fine tooth comb and he came up with a strategy to pursue the intent of dismissal. He was successful and the charges were dismissed in a very timely matter which greatly exceeded my expectations. I will be forever grateful for his assistance with clearing up this matter and highly recommend him to anyone searching for a criminal attorney.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Leventis Law Firm, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Richard A. Harpootlian, P.A.
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office
  • 2014 - 2017


  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of South Carolina
  • Finance, Management
  • 2009


  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met Joe a few years ago when he first came out of law school. In the time that I have known him, he has not stopped learning and improving his skills. Many people claim on their web sites they are trial lawyers. Yet they rarely found in a courtroom unless pleading a client guilty. Joe tries cases. He makes the state prove its evidence. He has taken the time to learn how to confront the nonsense the state typically tries to introduce. If you’re looking for someone to represent you on a DUI you should ask them these three questions (1) what training do you have on the sobriety tests, (2) what training do you have on the breath testing machine, and most importantly (3) when is the last time you went to trial? If they’re not in the trenches battling for others, what makes you think they will battle for you. Joe Leventis is a fighter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to get to know Joe when he was working with the 5th Circuit Solicitor's office. Not only is he a great lawyer, he is a great guy who will go the extra mile for his clients. I strongly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Leventis is an outstanding attorney. He knows the law and how to fight for his clients. A true zealous advocate who genuinely cares about the outcome of his cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph is a very charismatic attorney who is well respected by all of his peers and clients."
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