I have been practicing law for over 40 years. From 1971 to 1983 I served as the head of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office, with the exception of a short period of time in 1975 when I served as Legal Advisor to South Carolina Governor James Edwards.
Since going into private practice in 1983, I have devoted my practice to civil plaintiff's work including serious automobile accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and workers compensation and also to the defense of those charged with white collar criminal violations.
I was born and raised in McCellenville, South Carolina, a small fishing village near Charleston and still reside in McClellanville.
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I have worked with Lionel on numerous medical malpractice and personal injury cases and know him to be an honest, smart and hardworking attorney that knows the law and is very skilled in the court room. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a medical malpractice attorney.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer for Medical Malpractice and Criminal Law||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Best Lawyer Designation since 1992||The Best Lawyers in America||1992|
|AV Peer Review Rating since 1983||Martindale-Hubbell||1983|
|Designation in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Legal Advisor||Office of South Carolina GovernorJames B. Edwards||1975 - 1976|
|Assistant United States Attorney||United States Attorney's Office||1971 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Sustaining Member||1983 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1971 - Present|
|South Carolina Bar Association||Member||1971 - Present|
|Charleston County Bar Association||Member||1971 - Present|
|Doe v. Henderson County School Board||Settled for 1.78 million dollars|
|State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Addie Armstrong, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Rickey Armstrong||Court found in favor of Defendant Armstrong|
|Estate of Marilyn Lewis v. Robert L. Pugh, Jr., M.D.||Confidential Settlement|
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|University of South Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1971|