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I have over 20 years experience in Criminal Law.  I worked in the Spartanburg County Public Defender's office for 8 years and in the Seventh Circuit Solicitor's Office for 9 years.  I have both prosecuted every kind of criminal offense from shoplifting to murder.  I have been on the defense team in three capital murder trials and lead attorney in one.


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  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    4 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 5%
    4 years
  4. Juvenile: 5%
    4 years



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  • Patrick E. Knie

    Michael has an excellent background in criminal law and the criminal justice system. Before going into private practice, he was an assistant solicitor for the Seven Judicial Circuit. He is regarded as well prepared, with a good legal mind coupled with a practical approach to each case. He has the respect of his peers and the community.


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Contact info

894 West St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC, 29306

Post Office Box 161903
Boiling Springs, SC, 29316



SCGood Standing199203/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant SolicitorThe Seventh Circuit Solicitor's Office2003 - 2012
Assistant Public DefenderSpartanburg County Public Defender1995 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Carolina Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992