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Andrew J. Johnston

Criminal defense Attorney at Spartanburg, SC

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1985
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Andrew J. Johnston
184 N. Daniel Morgan Ave.
Spartanburg, SC, 29306

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Posted by Amanda | June 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!! He did exactly what he said he was gnna do.
Mr. Johnston got my fiancee's recieving stolen goods case dropped before they even had to go to trial. He really takes tha time to study your case and if there are any holes to be poked, he will definitely poke em lol! Seriously, hes a great lawyer and I wld definitely recommend him.
Posted by ShaDon | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down the BEST attorney in Spartanburg!!!
Andy is a honest attorney, very reasonable priced and gets the job done! He is never to busy for his clients, has a great staff that answers your questions and responds quickly. I have used him several times, and he has never let me down. If he says he can and will do something, HE DOES...
Posted by Barry | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great. Lawyer
Mr. Johnston is a very professional attorney that really knows his business and the laws. I highly recommend Mr. Johnston he explains the laws very well along with the charges against you. I personally used him to represent me against the state of south Carolina on a traffic ticket . Needless to say Mr. Johnston beat this ticket for me. Thank you sir for being a hones and very professional attorney. You do a great job.
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
I am writing this review to highly recommend Mr. Johnston. I searched online and after researching, meeting, hiring and dismissing other firms I hired Mr. Johnston in 2013 for two charges that could have led to 10 year sentences each. Mr. Johnston is an avid listener, he is very direct with each and every consultation and meeting, he will tell you the positive possible outcomes but he will ALWAYS make you are VERY aware of the adverse and possible outcomes. My case was a difficult case and Mr. Johnston reviewed many and possibly EVERY avenue to obtain the best outcome. What he said he would do he did, he always was able to provide concrete material of each and every avenue he viewed or tried to accomplish such as emails of each topic in discussion. This man is very passionate about his work and representation of his clients. I received excellent results paying restitution while always remaining free. Thank you Mr. Johnston!
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2013
Best CD lawyer in Spartanburg
Mr. Johnston is an awesome lawyer. He has helped me and many of my friends out. He comes highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2009
Felony charges dismissed
Mr. Johnston came highly recommended from several folks in the upstate legal community. From his initial consultation with me on a non-bondable offense with a potential for life in prison, Mr. Johnston took an aggressive and diligent approach to preparing for the best defense. During the initial preliminary trial, Mr. Johnston had the case dismissed. His personal approach, experience, preparation and court room presence was well above any experience and expectation I had. I would recommend The Law Offices of Andrew J. Johnston for anyone with pending case issues and charges
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Posted by Keisha | September 12, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rude and Disrespectful
This attorney office is biased based on the caseload he wants to handle. He will take your money sell you dreams during the consultation. Then when reminded of things he says that the assertion is untrue. Very disorganized and disrespectful after he gets his money.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Johnston Law Firm, LLC
  • 1994 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lister, Couch & Courtney Law Firm
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • The Seventh Circuit Solicitor's Office
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Staff Attorney
  • Piedmont Legal Services, Inc.
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cannarella Law Firm
  • 1985 - 1986
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  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Emory & Henry College
  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Kerr v. Glenn, et al
  • Settled for confidential amount.


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Chair
  • 2009 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fighting to Win Your DUI Case
  • "Fighting the Breath Test Result"
  • 2008
  • SCALI - 21st Annual Fall Seminar
  • "Effective Criminal Defense"
  • 2007
  • SC Legal Services Annual Meeting
  • "The 10 Commandments of Child Custody Litigation"
  • 1988

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Andrew
Class action Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andy and I have worked on a number of complex cases together along with a team of other lawyers. I was impressed with his work ethic, legal knowledge, and aggressive approach. He is very much a team player and has great ideas on how to make a good case better..Andy is well thought of in our local legal community having the respect of the lawyers he opposes and the judiciary. I look forward to working with Andy on many cases in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Recently I needed to refer a family member to a lawyer in Spartanburg. He did an excellent job and all of the charges were dismissed. I would not hesitate to recomend him again."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Andrew to anyone - he has years of experience, he is a fellow member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he is one of a select few criminal defense lawyers in the upstate that I refer clients to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Spartanburg Criminal defense Lawyer Andrew J. Johnston
Andrew J. Johnston
Criminal defense Attorney
Spartanburg, SC
Licensed for 38 years
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