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Lacey Marie Thompson

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbia, SC

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Lacey Marie Lee

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2013
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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My name is Lacey Thompson, and I am a criminal defense attorney in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina.  I started my career in criminal defense at the Frederick Law Office, and I have been hooked since my first day.  I never wanted to practice criminal defense, but as the saying goes, tell God your plans and He’ll laugh.  While it was not what I originally wanted to do, it was where I ended up, and I am so glad I did.  I get to help people every day I come into the office.  Now, I can’t imagine doing anything else, and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.  While this job can often be a struggle with what criminal defense attorneys face, those clients that I have helped and are helping make it worth it.


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Thompson & Hiller Defense Firm
1231 Elmwood Ave.
Columbia, SC, 29201

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Ymauri | June 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
my case (assault and battery)
THANK YOU THANK YOU. My case has caused me so much anxiety and stress. Ms.Lacey and Ms.Mindi showed me they cared about my situation and anxiety. My case was DISMISSED! Thank youuuuuuuu! I highly recommend this firm!
Posted by Vyrmar | June 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Respectful and very compromised with the client. I recommend her to all of you!
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
I retained Lacey Thompson & Hiller, defense firm for a difficult domestic violence case. She provided a strategy that won my case. Her legal skills are great, but just as important she's a supportive attorney who truly cares and her advice was spot on. I'll always be thankful. Besides Lacey, all the staff that I worked with at Thompson & Hiller firm were terrific: competent, professional, and personable. I recommend Lacey Thompson to everybody who needs a defense attorney."
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Posted by Michelle | September 18, 2019
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Absolutely the best!
I hired Lacey Thompson for my daughter, she has been amazing, kept us up to date on everything that was happening with the case. This case was continued several times. Finally after 1 1/2 years Lacey was able to get the case dismissed. Mindi was also wonderful to take to and work with! Thank you both very much!!!
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2019
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Magnificent legal, diligent, and great representation yielded dismissal of our case
Dear Lacey, We cannot find words to express our gratitude. Yes, we are very excited about the outcome of this case. This is very helpful for our son and for the entire family. We were so worried about this situation but handing you this case has been the most successful experience for us. Thank you so much for your help. You professionally took care of this matter and I am definitely giving you a 5-star rating and review. It was a pleasure working with you and I would recommend you to anyone. You are the lawyer for the people, because of your professionalism and affordability of your service. Thank You so much!
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2019
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Lacey was able to get the charges dismissed, her paralegal (Mindi) very responsive to any concerns or questions I may have had, this team was GREAT!
Posted by Jesse | May 9, 2019
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Professional and Caring
I cannot even put into words how impressed with Lacey Thompson I am. Lacey went above and beyond what a lawyer does for their client. I would hire Lacey a hundred times over again! Lacey is very smart and professional, but where she really shines is in her caring and sincere way of doing business with her client. What sets Lacey apart for me, is that not only is she a great lawyer, but she is also an amazing person, and that means a lot when you put your trust into someone representing you. I truly believe that Lacey was not out in my path by coincidence, and I'm so thankful that I hired her! If I could give her 10 Stars, I would!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2019
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Very knowledgeable and caring
I would highly recommend their services to anyone especially out of town like myself. They were courteous and worked well with me and my son.
Posted by Jeanne | December 20, 2018
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Recommend this attorney
Highly recommend this law firm. The staff is friendly, polite, and well versed in what needs to be done. She and her staff are very knowledgeable and competent. I hired Lacey Thompson to represent my granddaughter twice, and she did an excellent job. One case was dismissed and the other is pending. Also, the staff displays an interest and genuine concern with the case and individual. I have dealt with several attorneys in the Myrtle Beach area and Lacey and her staff are among the best. I will certainly hire her again if I need an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2018
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Excellent attorney
Lacy was very professional and acted in a timely manner. Her hard work paid off in getting me a lesser penalty. She kept me informed of the status of my case and represented me extremely well. I would definitely hire her again if needed.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2018
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Excellent Attorney!
I am very pleased with the services of Mrs. Thompson. I was facing a serious charge that could have ruined my career. She was very knowledgeable of the law and fought hard to get my case dismissed and eventually expunged. Her assistant Mindi is fantastic. She was always very quick to respond to questions and concerns and kept me updated throughout this process. I highly recommend their services if you find yourself with a legal problem. You cannot go wrong hiring Lacey and Mindi.
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Posted by Frankie | August 20, 2018
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I was at the lowest point in my life, and Facing a very serious Crime and Lacy was The best Lawyer you could ever Hope to Have in your Corner. She is and will always be the Best lawyer you could have.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2016
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This is your life - Don't just hire an average attorney / firm
I spoke with several other attorneys in the Myrtle Beach area after I got into a bit of a jam with the legal system when down in Myrtle Beach. I needed to find an attorney that would take genuine interest in my case. My career requires that I have an impeccable record as I have security clearnences that would jeopardized if convicted.. I explained the situation and my account to several other attorneys as i moved down my list of them from this site and general internet searches.. All of whom I had to jump through their paralegals to get ahold of. They were all quick to offer potential outcomes which benefitted them - plea bargains / pleading to a lesser charge / community services. They are more interested in getting your money versus the pursuit of justice. Then I spoke with Lacey directly and it was a breath of fresh air. She is passionate about justice and got just as fired up about my case as I was. Unlike the other attorneys who threw out possible solutions that put their best interests first, Lacey does not mind going to trial. This is the fire and drive you too deserve. Lacey and her paralegal were quick to file a motion to get the officer's body cam footage and the relevant police report. My case was eventually dismissed. If you want to be a number call one of these other firms that send out solicitations. If you've been arrested you'll be getting flooded to the likes of cheesy 8x10 Glamourshots of the same photo you see plastered on billboards all over Myrtle Beach. Be smart and realize these firms just want your money - they are machines. Time is money to them. This is your life and your future. All Lacey does is Criminal Law. Any attorney that is worth their weight specializes in specific areas. And Criminal is the toughest game with the biggest risk. If you are considering others and they offer Criminal / Personal Injury and Wills ..... proceed with caution. At the risk of sounding cheesy here, I will say that I feel like God had his hand in connecting me with Lacey. I was hesitant at first because of her time at practice but can absolutely tell you this - have no fear. You want someone that is hungry. Hope this helps.
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Posted by Teresa | January 29, 2016
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We are very thankful for you!
Words cannot express our thankfulness to God for leading us to you! You and your staff (Mindi) were always there for us to answer questions, give advice and many times just to simply offer support and comfort. You were really there for me and my family in such a way that I cannot place a value on it! Not to mention that you were able to get the case dismissed and all charges expunged before court was even called to order. You truly offered an invaluable service! It is evident that you did not choose your profession for the money nor the prestige but because you truly care about people. I will forever be thankful!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2015
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Great job
My case was handled very professionally and quickly. She took care of all my questions in the process and I never felt like I was in the dark about anything that was going on! Great lawyer, very professional.
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2015
Professionalism at its best!
Attorney Lee was absolutely awesome and extremely professional. She is repeatable at her work and very trustworthy. I never spoke to her only by email and handeled everything and timely. I highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2015
Lacey Lee is a different breed of lawyer
From the moment I spoke to Lacey Lee during our consultation, I felt better about my case. I spoke to multiple lawyers before consulting with Lacey, and none of my previous consultations were positive experiences in comparison and none of the previous lawyers were as confident in obtaining the result I was seeking. Lacey had justification for her confidence; during our consultation, she immediately laid out an aggressive plan of attack (I was in awe in comparison to previous lawyers' plans) along with three back-up/contingency plans. Not only was she confident in obtaining a dismissal, but she was not willing to settle for anything less - and she did not settle for anything less. It was easy to observe from my past experiences with lawyers that Lacey was a different breed of lawyer. In addition to being very knowledge about the law, I could see that she genuinely cares about defending the rights of her clients and about providing the best thorough service to ensure the defense of those rights. In regards to my case, Lacey was very prompt and efficient in all of her actions and was very open and clear in her communications with me. I felt trustworthy not only of her knowledge and competency, but of her work ethic. In addition to the aforementioned attributes, I would like to add that Lacey is, most importantly, a lawyer with dignity. Lacey charged me the appropriate fee for the service she provided, even though she was aware that I was willing to pay more. I can not make that statement of character about many of my past business dealings, and especially not about any of my dealings with previous lawyers. Lacey Lee is a lawyer that I would recommend to any one that runs into the need for legal representation, as I know she will provide quality legal representation that can be trusted.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2015
Vacation gone wrong!
What was supposed to be a vacation to celebrate my college graduation turned into a nightmare. Thanks to Lacey I am able to put this horrible chapter of my life behind me. Thanks so much!
Posted by Maureen | March 13, 2015
Great Experience!
Lacey assisted my husband with a speeding ticket he got last fall, that could have become very expensive and affected his business. Once we provided her with all our information, we basically had to do very little, she negotiated all the paperwork and provided us with options to resolve it in the best way to fit our family. Our results were more than we had hoped for and we cannot thank Lacey & all the staff for their help!! They kept us up to date on what was going on and made the resolution to this very painless and we are very happy with the outcome!
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2015
..should have a way higher rating!!
First of all, i hardly ever write reviews, but lacey went above and beyond for me. I got into some trouble while on vacation in surfside beach, south carolina. I had a 3 or 4 charges against me and am from cincinnati, ohio. I didnt know how any of this was going to work. I called a few lawyers that weren't very helpful until I found lacey's law office. She seemed totally eager to help me out, and the price was very fair compared to the others I had called. All in all, i was worried about how I was going to travel back to SC to go to court and she was there, fighting for me every step of the way. Even though, it was a tough battle, she never gave in to any of the plea bargains and my case was totally dismissed. Anyway, highly recommend lacey!! She always let me know what was happening, every step of my case, and her and her co workers (mindi) knew me by name if i were to call. Thats a really good feeling. She knew exactly what she was doing and I always had a positive intuition everything would be taken care of, to our advantage. Again, on top of all that, she was totally affordable. Best lawyer I've worked with to date!
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  • Free Consultation 100 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Thompson Defense Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Frederick Law Office
  • 2014 - 2015


  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. O.G.
  • Dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing
  • State v. J.D.
  • Dismissed
  • State v. J.J.
  • Not Guilty at Jury Trial


  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • 2013 - Present
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 15th Circuit Representative
  • 2015 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Brunch and Learn: Empowering Women--Issues Faced by Women Attorneys and Inmates
  • Women in Criminal Law
  • 2022
  • Work Environment
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Lacey
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lacey has a reputation as a great criminal defense attorney and I endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lacey has built a reputation defending criminal cases in the Horry County area for several years now, and I endorse her as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Lacey is the embodiment of what a criminal defense lawyer should be. I have seen first-hand her commitment to her clients and her willingness to work long hours preparing her clients' cases. More importantly, I have seen how much she cares about her clients and their cases. She is fearless in trial and she does not back down from tough prosecutors or judges. I recommend her to anyone facing criminal accusations without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer. She is hard-working, responsive to her clients, and understands how police, prosecutors and judges think. I'd be comfortable letting her represent me personally."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Lacey is one attorney to watch out for. She has been making a name for herself in Horry County and the surrounding areas. Her compassion and attention to detail, coupled with her knowledge of the law, makes her a very effective criminal defense attorney. I would turn to her if I ever needed legal help. You cannot go wrong with Lacey."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lacey is passionate about providing the best defense possible for her clients. Her experience as a Board Member on the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers further illustrates her commitment to this profession."
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Columbia Criminal defense Lawyer Lacey Marie Thompson
Lacey Marie Thompson
Criminal defense Attorney
Columbia, SC
Licensed for 10 years
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