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Chad D. Shelton

Criminal defense Attorney at Summerville, SC

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About Chad

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Chad was born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri just outside of St. Louis. He attended undergrad at Valparaiso University in Northwest Indiana and graduated in 2004 with a political science major. Chad then moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 2004 and attended the Charleston School of Law. He was part of the first graduating class and received his juris doctor degree in 2007. He was soon admitted to the South Carolina Bar and to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

After law school, in 2007, Chad joined the Berkeley County Public Defender’s office. He worked for nine years at the public defender’s office. Chad worked thousands of cases ranging from drug offenses, traffic violations to armed robbery and murder. He is well seasoned at going to trial and fighting hard for his clients. He obtained numerous not guilty verdicts at trial including Criminal sexual conduct, armed robberies and assaults. Even before trial, he got an attempted murder case dismissed at a preliminary hearing. He works diligently to get the best outcome for his client by evaluating risk.

In 2015, Chad graduated from the National criminal defense college in Macon, Georgia. In 2016, He opened the doors to his own law office. In private practice, Chad was able to successfully get a dismissal on a Murder charge, Assault and Battery by a Mob, while also getting a not guilty verdict on an Armed Robbery. Being in private practice allowed Chad to expand his criminal representation to the magistrate and municipal level. While in magistrate court Chad has over a dozen not guilty verdicts at trial and nearly a hundred cases dismissed prior to trial.

In 2019 and 2020, Chad was named as a top 100 criminal defense attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association, Chad is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Berkeley County Bar Association and Dorchester County Bar Association. Chad is also a member of the Business Networking International Lowcountry Business Professional’s chapter, where he previously served as the Vice-President and is currently the Member Mentor for the chapter.

Chad lives in Charleston with his wife, Whitney, two children, Brian and James and two stepchildren, Erica and Chase. He sat on the board of his wife’s nonprofit organization Chase After a Cure who raises money for childhood cancer research. In addition, he has participated in Scouting as a Leader for his boys dens. He has sponsored and coached numerous youth baseball leagues. Chad was on the church counsel at St. Luke’s Lutheran church and serves as a commissioner for the Summerville Church Softball League.

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Licensed for 15 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 01/22/2023

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

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Chad D. Shelton, Attorney at Law
110 W. Doty Ave
Suite B
Summerville, SC, 29483

Reviews

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Posted by Greg H | December 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Failure to stop for bluelight
Got charged failure to stop for a blue light and a friend referred me to Chad. Awesome lawyer with an awesome outcome: CASE DISMISSED!! Never set foot in a courtroom and few months later he called me to tell me the charge was dismissed. Great relief and great rates! Summervilles best!!!
Posted by D.W. | February 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy
Chad is an attorney I would call again. He knows what he is doing and he does it well but he is not cocky. He doesn't make false promises. If you call, text or email him, he will respond quickly. I would recommend Chad to my family and friends.
Posted by Jennifer | August 2, 2021
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The best Counsel out there!
I not only recommend attorney Chad Shelton, but I guarantee once you have used his service you too will look no further. He responds in an extreme timely matter, he is a very knowledge, trustworthy person. There is no other attorney that will work as hard for you!
Posted by John | January 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Guy
Very good dude to have on your team. Worked hard and diligent on my case. Would gladly recommend him to my family and friends.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • South Carolina Criminal Practice of Price Benowitz
  • 2020 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Chad D. Shelton
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Berkeley County Public Defender Office
  • 2007 - 2016

Education

  • 2015 National Criminal Defense College
  • 2015
  • Charleston School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Valparaiso University
  • BA,
  • 2004

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Berkeley County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dorchester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Business Networking International Lowcountry Business Professional’s Chapter
  • Member Mentor
  • N/A
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2019 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is a great attorney. He focuses on his client’s needs and makes sure he gets the best possible result. I highly recommend him for your legal needs."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amazing work ethic, I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, he is very professional and respectful."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is great, ask anyone he's worked with and they'll give you a positive review."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is an outstanding lawyer and a real pleasure to work with!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is amazing, he is knowledgeable about a variety of topics and is great to work with!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad and I work together, albeit in different parts of SC, but he is a pleasure to work with and has been very helpful in my transition into Price Benowitz LLP."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of trying a case alongside Chad. He’s meticulous, thorough and highly knowledgeable. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
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Summerville Criminal defense Lawyer Chad D. Shelton
Chad D. Shelton
Criminal defense Attorney
Summerville, SC
Licensed for 15 years