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Michael R Jeffcoat

Car accident Attorney at Columbia, SC

5.0   21 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    Auto / Car Accidents, Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse, Trucking Accidents (Tractor Trailer Accidents), Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Workplace Injuries (Workers' Compensation), Construction Site Injuries, Sexual Abuse, Animal Attack and Dog Bite Injuries, Brain Injury, Elder Law, Wrongful Death

    26 years

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    Auto / Car Accidents, Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse, Trucking Accidents (Tractor Trailer Accidents), Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Workplace Injuries (Workers' Compensation), Construction Site Injuries, Sexual Abuse, Animal Attack and Dog Bite Injuries, Brain Injury, Elder Law, Wrongful Death

    26 years

  3. Medical malpractice
    10%
    Auto / Car Accidents, Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse, Trucking Accidents (Tractor Trailer Accidents), Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Workplace Injuries (Workers' Compensation), Construction Site Injuries, Sexual Abuse, Animal Attack and

    26 years

  4. Motorcycle accident
    10%
    Auto / Car Accidents, Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse, Trucking Accidents (Tractor Trailer Accidents), Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Workplace Injuries (Workers' Compensation), Construction Site Injuries, Sexual Abuse, Animal Attack and

    26 years

  5. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    10%
    Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Neglect, Medical Malpractice within Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Neglect, Assisted Living Abuse, Elder Law

    26 years

AN INJURY CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE. GET YOUR LIFE BACK. CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION. (803) 250-2823

 

Why did you decide to be a lawyer?

I decided to become a lawyer almost twenty years ago, because I wanted to help people. Back then, I had seen first-hand what a catastrophic injury can do to someone, and I wanted to help.

What work experience and education helps you be a better lawyer?

From the earliest age, my family always taught me that everyone deserves to be treated fairly and with dignity - regardless of their race or income.  I have always carried these values with me, and I believe that I am a better lawyer because of it.

Why did you decide on your primary area of practice?

I chose to represent injured people because injured folks and their families deserve strong, competent, and aggressive representation, too.

What do you like best about your career?

I feel incredibly fortunate (and blessed) to be able to make a real impact in the lives of innocent people who have had something tragic happen to them. I also am able to meet and work with some truly wonderful folks - my clients.

Tell us about your law firm:

Our firm's attorneys and staff members are all fully committed and focused on giving you the legal help you need.

What are your strengths and style?

When dealing with opposing counsel and defendants, we are professional, direct and focused, and we leave no stone unturned. When working with my clients, I am respectful, courteous, and compassionate. Our staff members are charged with always communicating to you our appreciation and respect for coming to us for help.

What are your personal interests?

I am a married father of three wonderful young children, and there is nothing that I enjoy more than spending time with my family. I also enjoy staying active by running and participating in water sports, including kayaking on our local rivers.  Besides, I have to stay physically active because I also judge competitive barbeque contests sanctioned by the South Carolina Barbeque Association.

 

Awards

Notable Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022,2017
Client's Choice
2022 2017

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Licensed for 25 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 01/22/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Michael

The Jeffcoat Firm
1333 Main Street
Suite 510
Columbia, SC, 29201
Carolina Defense Lawyers
1333 Main Street
Suite 512
Columbia, SC, 29201
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Michael received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Colton | January 26, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Maddie, Case Manager
Maddie, our case manager is just fabulous. She can cut through the red tape that would have taken us months. You don't have to call her; she follows up and keeps you notified every step of the way.
Posted by Chris | January 2, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Put my mind at ease
I was put into a very unsettling situation when I was contacted by someone claiming to be someone they weren't. After consulting with Taylor Bell, he contacted this mystery person and revealed to me that I was the victim of a scam. Mr. Bell is very professional and understanding of the needs of his clients.
Posted by Jacob | September 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI representation
This firm was absolutely amazing an my lawyer Chris Lusk did a phenomenal job and made this process so much easier. The office staff was helpful and reassuring the whole time.
Posted by Kevin A rabb Jr | July 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing.
My attorney was Mr Reginald C.Hair. he Handled my case excellent. He Got me the best settlement for me. So I highly recommend Jeffcoat law firm to anybody. It's not just a law firm there Family. And they will fight hard to get your case Handled.
Posted by Analia | June 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic citation
My experience with The Jeffcoat Firm was excellent. Josh was super nice and very helpful. He did answered all my emails always in a prompt manner. Attorney Chris Lusk is very professional and he cared about my options. I highly recommend him. Great law firm.
Posted by Matt | February 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sonia is awesome
Sonia was the only one in the office this morning and she went out of her way to help look up a legal code that I was asking specifically about she called me back and made me feel safe about the question that I was asking she even called the DMV in South Carolina and made sure and got the question answered for me so that I could relax and feel safe about the question that I was asking. If I open my own law firm I would hire Sonya away from these guys they probably put up a fight and we would have to put them a boxing ring and have celebrity boxing match the raise money whoever sign you gets to work for but she’s a great employee and this firm I would recommend them 10 times over any other farm in rock Hill or the surrounding area good job Sonia
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Firm
Taylor And Chris were knowledge lawyers I would highly recommend. Fast prompt response whenever I had questions
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
Tracey Lee is amazing! Very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Great law firm.
Posted by Crystal | September 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
The Jeffcoat firm and Mike Hemlepp are topnotch! I'd spoken with attorneys in Greenville, SC and they did not seem to take the time to fully understand my case. It really made my feel like a victim all over again. At the Jeffcoat firm, I was immediately shown respect and seen as a person. I knew that I was in the right place. I could not have asked for better communication. Mike Hemlepp worked with me until I was happy with the outcome. If you want someone representing your case that clearly understands what you've experienced and will fight for you, then I highly recommend using them.
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Posted by Leonard | August 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
My experience with this firm exceeded my expectations. Their hard work resulted in a very great outcome. They were professional from the start, and they were always very easy to reach.
Posted by Rebecca | May 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best
The Jeffcoat Firm is top notch! Attorney Jeffcoat and Attorney Hemlepp are as professional as they come and would highly recommend them for your legal needs!
Posted by Daniel | October 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Dream Team
I have worked with Michael several times and every time has been agreat experience as far as the staff they are the best they really take care of you from the first phone call the visit and the whole process they keep you informed on what is going on. Keep up the good work!!!! Thanks again Michael, Jeffcoat firm is and always will be my number one choice...
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Posted by Allison | August 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
I had never been through anything like this before (an auto accident case). Mr. Jeffcoat and his staff were exceptional in making this process as easy as possible and to keep me from having to worry about it when getting treatment etc. I would highly recommend to anyone! Everyone in the office there is very friendly and helpful and they do everything they can to make it as easy on you as possible.
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Posted by Shawn | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
I was in a head on collision with another driver it was all there fault he helped me with finding a physical therapist for injuries from the wreck he halped me get more money since my car was totaled. I would use him again he is great
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'd hire him again! Highly recommended.
We hired Mr. Jeffcoat when my husband and daughter were hit by a teenage girl who was messing with her iphone. The car accident totalled out our paid off car. Aside from having to get into another auto loan- Mr. Jeffcoat was easy to talk to and explain our concerns to. I feel he was real easy to work with and Nicole returned calls and emails promptly. I recommend him to everyone I know looking for a personal injury lawyer. I'd definitely hire him again.
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Posted by Christine | February 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and professional
I retained Mr. Jeffcoat to represent me after a car accident. Mr. Jeffcoat and his staff are very professional, friendly and helpful. I highly recommend The Michael Jeffcoat Firm!
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good
My case is still pending
Posted by Megan | February 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Michael Jeffcoat is the best. He was there for me when I made a mistake which landed me in jail that night. The next morning in bond court I was clueless to the charges I was facing and how serious they were and then I seen Mr. Jeffcoat walk through the doors and callEd out my name. I was so relieved to see him but confused as to why and how he knew I was there. He then proceeded to tell me someone he represented in the past contacted him and told him I was in jail and he was there to get me out. I don't know many attorneys or any of that matter who show up with no questions asked to help you without even being hired yet. So when the judge called my name, Mr. Jeffcoat was very polite and detailed and I was right then released from jail. As I was being released my roommate came to get me and I noticed this girl who looked very confused and sad so I asked her if she was okay? She told me she is a student here and had no one she knows living here which meant she couldn't be released unless someone was there to pick her up. So I called my roommate and told her to tell the front desk she was there to pick up me and the girl. On the way taking the girl to student housing she proceeded to tell us she was in law school and she did not want her parents to find out. We gave her Michael's number and told her to speak with him. He is fair, honest, and won't let you down. If I remember correctly she met with him and hired him. As for myself, I went to his office and spoke with him and couldn't have thanked him enough. He told me I was facing some pretty nasty charges and everything he said or promised he did. So ofcourse I hired him that same day. I have referred him to multiple people and family and friends. They are all satisfied and pleased with how quickly he gets things done and unlike other attorneys, he sticks to word. He has been there for me through a lot. I can count on Michael anytime of any day and he gets it done. I'm truly pleased to have met him and he is the absolute best!
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2013
Great lawyer!!!
I have hired Michael Jeffcoat more than once. I have never been disappointed. He is very fair to the clients. He is well known in the area and kept in posted on all aspects of my case(s). Anytime I have ever needed him, he was there. He will return phone call day or night and even during the holidays. I recommend hiring Mr. Jeffcoat for any of your needs. He will make sure you are satisfied and that justice is served.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2012
Great experience with a knowledgeable attorney
A very tragic and unfair thing was done to someone in my family. I was horrified to learn about it and felt completely helpless. I contacted Mr. Jeffcoat and he and his staff immediately took my call. He was compassionate and obviously had a lot of experience with similar cases. I decided to hire him. He fought was hard for us and always let us know exactly what was going on with the case. There were many twists and turns in the case, but I felt like Mr. Jeffcoat was always actively fighting for us. When the case finally concluded, we were satisfied with the result.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 100 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Simmons, Griffin & Lydon, L.L.P.
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Associate Attorney
  • McNair Law Firm, P.A.
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Law Clerk
  • Attorney General of South Carolina
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Attorney - Seattle, WA
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Attorney - Columbia, SC
  • 1995 - 1995
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Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Wofford College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • N/A

Associations

  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2006 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • House of Delegates (2006-2009)
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Public Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • South Carolina Bar, Pro Bono Subcommittee
  • Chairman
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Publications

  • Trial (American Association for Justice)
  • Craft Incisive Questions in Your Trucking Case
  • 2010
  • South Carolina Environmental Law Journal
  • Caught in the Web: CERCLA Owner of Operator Liability of Lenders, Shareholders, Parent Corporations and Attorneys
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (24)
Endorse Michael
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the kind of advocate you need for a personal injury case."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Other
"Michael Jeffcoat is an incredible lawyer who truly loves serving his clients. His integrity and skills are exceptional. I would endorse him and his firm without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Other
"I fully endorse Michael Jeffcoat as he is an excellent attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Tremendous Legal Resource for South Carolina."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael is a great attorney who pursues every potential avenue of recovery for his clients and leaves no stone unturned."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a solid, effective, and trustworthy attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jeffcoat provides insightful, helpful and accurate advice. His knowledge and experience are clearly evident. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Michael is a very talented lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Michael is a tireless advocate for his clients. His extensive knowledge in nursing home neglect and various other personal injuries case will mean success. If you or someone you loved has been injured in the Midlands I highly recommend you consider Michael to be your advocate."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Michael Is a fabulous lawyer. He's tireless and unrelenting when it comes to representing his clients. He works hard and gets great results. If I had a major litigation issue, I would hire Mike. The don't get any better than Michael Jeffcoat."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work.He is very knowlegable in the area of nursing home issues and always available for consultation to assist another attorney in this difficult area that affects so many South Carolina families."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Mr. Jeffcoat. He works hard on behalf of his clients and knows how to work a case on their behalf."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Michael is intelligent, ethical, industrious, and zealous."
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Columbia Car accident Lawyer Michael R Jeffcoat
Michael R Jeffcoat
Car accident Attorney
Columbia, SC
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available