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Michael Charles Sahn

Criminal defense Attorney at Charleston, SC

5.0   29 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

TOP RATED CRIMINAL DEFENSE & PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY WHO GETS RESULTS! FORMER STATE PROSECUTOR.

Mr. Sahn is equipped with the experience, knowledge and training necessary to handle even the toughest criminal matters or the most complex of personal injury cases.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015,2014
Client's Choice
2015 2014

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Location

Sahn Law Firm
225 Seven Farms Drive
Suite 105
Charleston, SC, 29492-8353

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2014
Simply the Best!
I recently used Attorney Michael Sahn and Sahn Law Firm for my son's case. I was a little nervous going in to the matter but once I spoke to Mr. Sahn I felt so much better. Now that the case is over, I am so happy I went with him. Highly recommend!!
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2014
Hire this Attorney! You won't be disappointed!
I hired Sahn Law Firm to represent me when I received criminal charges. I had never been charged with a crime before, so I was scared and didn't know what to expect, but Mr. Sahn was very professional, treated me with respect, and walked me through every step. He answered all of my questions and fought hard for me and actually got my charges dropped! I am grateful to Sahn Law Firm and recommend them to anyone needing an attorney.
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Posted by Edward S. | April 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of thee best lawyers I ever had
He really took his time and work on my case ,to get me the best results I needed been in a mess up situation dealing with immigration and all and gave me the best outcome ever .I highly recommend him at any time.. real honest , calm and nice .. listen to you .
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
#1 Lawyer in South Carolina
If you’re in search of life altering legal defense, Michael Sahn and team are the way to go! Responsive, professional, & very diligent during the entire process. If ever I am in need of a lawyer, Mike will be the first I call.
Posted by Amber | August 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend All The Way!
Attorney Michael Sahn and his entire firm are great to work with. They are reliable, communicative, and all around pleasant. They care about their clients and the cases they handle very deeply.
Posted by Todd | March 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Professional!
Mr. Sahn was very communicative and attentative to my situation. With his experience and knowledge, he was able to effectively point me in the right direction. You can't miss with Michael!
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Satisfied Client
Under a very stressful situation I found Sahn Law Firm on line and due the good reviews I hired Michael. Michael was available when needed, easy to talk to and always returned calls. He resolved my situation quickly and easily to the best outcome possible. I am super glad found Sahn Law Firm. The reviews were correct. He is the best!
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Posted by Charles | May 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Consummate Professional
Michael is the consummate professional. Communicative, effective, and reliable, Michael was swift in getting my case fully dismissed. It was a pleasure working with him and I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding legal defense!
A few months ago I was facing some legal charges that could have resulted in the loss of my career. From the very first phone call with Michael Sahn, I felt like I had chosen the correct attorney to defend my rights and help me protect everything that I had worked so hard to achieve. He personally took my phone call and helped clarify exactly what I was facing and the services that he could provide to defend me. His professionalism is second to none and I would highly recommend him to anybody in need of legal counsel. Thank you Michael for working so hard on my behalf to protect my rights and help me recover from a potentially devastating situation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Trustworthy
I got in a little trouble and Michael was able to represent my case and my charges were dropped. Very very dependable and always answers my calls or texts.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Client Service and Communication!
I found myself in an embarrassing situation after being charged with a DUI in 2018. Although I made a poor decision, I had never even received a traffic ticket before this. I did not want this incident to define me for the rest of my life. I read the reviews on Michael Sahn and made a call immediately. Michael was SO helpful and took on my case personally. I never talked to anyone except for him. The communication, prep work and avocation he did on my behalf allowed me to have my case expunged. The best part was that Michael was always so responsive (as you can imagine I was nervous beyond belief) and he shared any bit of information with me immediately and never left me wondering what was going on. He was realistic when he set expectations... however I am convinced it was his thoroughness and understanding of the law that allowed for me to have my charge significantly downgraded. I would NOT have had this outcome without Michael's superior work!
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Posted by Chala R. | May 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence!!
Michael Sahn and his team, thank you all so very much for assisting me with my matter in such a professional, quick, friendly and supportive fashion. I will not forget you, and will not hesitate to either recommend your firm, or utilize your firm again, should the need ever arise!! Chala R.
Posted by Jeffrey | May 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
I had a positive experience with the Firm. Mr. Sahn's responsiveness​ and availability was remarkable. Mr. Sahn and the team have always sufficiently answered my questions without handwaving or blowing me off. All of the issues handled by Mr. Sahn and Company have been resolved in a manner that exceeded my expectations. I really appreciate Mr. Sahn's thoroughness, organization, and attention to detail. All court appearances were nothing short of impressive. I will remain a client.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Sahn is the REAL DEAL!
Our young adult college student son got in major trouble on a Friday night a few months back. Thankfully, no person or property were hurt but our son's future was at risk big time. After we got him out of jail on Saturday I started making phone calls trying to find an attorney. We knew attorneys personally and we talked to a few but we were getting conflicting advice and basically no hope. After hearing about Michael Sahn from a friend, I left him a message on Sunday morning and he called back shortly after lunch. Immediately upon hearing from him we felt better. We could tell Michael knew what he was doing. He really came across as caring and professional. He gave us his cell phone number right away. He was available on the spot the next week to start helping us. We hired Michael and never looked back. He did what he said he would do. He responded immediately when we needed him. Things happened the way he said they would. He made us no promises and he gave us the details of worst case scenario and best case scenario. We ended up with BEST CASE SCENARIO. We are amazed. And so appreciative. Michael has a large network of attorneys and can help you even if you don't live in Charleston. We live in the Columbia area and took perfect care of us. We've offered to serve as a reference for Michael and his team anytime!. We were very blessed to have found him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!!!
Michael really saved me from a bad situation. I was charged with a felony charge that could face up to 5 years in prison. I contacted Michael Sahn and his office to assist me with the case. Michael was very knowledgeable and was extremely patient with me. After our first meeting, I was at ease because I knew I was working with a true professional. He took care of it all and was available 24/7 with any of my questions. Michael is good at what he does, and at the end of all of his hard work and persistence, he managed to get my case dismissed. This allows me to expunge the arrest from my record and not have to worry about my employment with future employees. He knows the system well, highly skilled and had worked for the prosecution side earlier in his career. He gave me the best chance I had at moving on from this unfortunate incident in my life. I will definitely recommend him any day!
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Posted by Theresa | June 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He returned my world back to normal!
I received a letter in the mail stating that the state was in receipt of information of my criminal activity. I was absolutely terrified! I have two sweet baby girls and my world revolves around them. The thought of possibly not seeing them everyday broke me completely down. I contacted several attorney's before finding Michael, who either told me they couldn't help me or said I probably couldn't afford them. When you're facing prison and being separated from your children their is no price too high. Well fortunately I saw a review from another person about how effortlessly Michael made their situation disappear so I gave him a quick call on my lunch break. By the end of that phone call I felt for the first time since that day I received that terrible letter that there was hope. Micheal was able to work with the prosecutor and stop everything from moving forward and he we corresponded strictly through email and quick phone calls. Anyone with small children and a full time job understands how difficult it can be to make time to meet. I am so thankful that I found Michael. My entire world was flipped upside down by something from my past. I felt completely defeated....until I met Michael Sahn!
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Posted by Pete | April 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful
Michael Sahn completely changed my opinion of lawyers in general. I had several bad experiences with attorneys in the past. But when I met with Mr. Sahn to handle my criminal case, I felt different from the beginning. He was able to find the strengths in my case and the weaknesses in the other side and ending up getting my a phenomenal result.
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Posted by jason | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
without a doubt the best criminl lawyer
Mr. Sahn did the absolute best job with my unfortunate situation. I was facing possible felony charges on a string of cdvs that occurred over a period of few months and also had family court case at the same time. Mike advised me every step of the way and protected my best interest while also working alongside my family lawyer. He got my felony droped to a minor misdermenor which involved penalty of a find. I can't say enough good things about him. I very very highly recommend Micheal Sahn!
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Posted by Gary | October 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased
I was new to the area and had to hire an attorney quickly. After some research, I decided on Attorney Michael Sahn. So glad I did. He really listened to what was going on and took the appropriate steps to get me the desired result.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2015
The best
Mr. Sahn is hardworking, responsive, and effective. He saved my life when my livelihood and freedom hung in the balance. I normally do not do recommendations of this sort but I want people who may be in the position I was in to know. He is great.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Sahn Law Firm, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • 9th Judicial Circuit, State Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Charleston County Solicitor's Office
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • McDonald, McKenzie, Rubin, Miller & Lybrand
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Financial Analyst
  • BB&T
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Virginia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002
  • Porter-Gaud High School
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI
  • Case Dismissed
  • Assault & Battery
  • Case Dismissed
  • CDV
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Palmetto Law Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • N/A
  • Carolina Legal Scholar
  • Univeristy of South Carolina School of Law
  • N/A
  • CALI Award
  • American Jurisprudence
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • N/A
  • Dean's List
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • N/A
  • Top Law Firms
  • SC Biz
  • N/A
  • The Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer Designation
  • The Expert Network
  • N/A
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • N/A
  • Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Charleston
  • Expertise
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal
  • Editorial Board
  • 2006
  • ABA Real Rroperty, Probate and Trust Journal
  • Editorial Board
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Prosecuting the Impaired Driver
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • N/A
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Criminal Law
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (19)
Endorse Michael
Car accident Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Sahn is an excellent personal injury attorney. He understands the law and how to apply it to each case to protect and enforce the legal rights of his clients. He is a zealous advocate and an all around stand up person who treats his clients with the respect and dignity that they deserve."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike gets results for his clients. We have worked on the same side and on opposing sides and he has always impressed with his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a dedicated advocate for his clients. He is prepared, trustworthy and effective. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mr. Sahn to be an excellent attorney. I have seen the amazing results he has gotten for his clients. If me or my family ever needs an attorney in the Charleston area, I will be calling Mr. Sahn again."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a Virginia grad and former prosecutor who is flat-out smart. I recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike for 10 years and he is one of the most intelligent attorneys I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Sahn and I went toe to toe when he was a prosecutor and I can tell you without hesitation he is equipped with the experience, knowledge and training necessary to handle even the toughest criminal matters or the most complex of personal injury cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Sahn is an extremely qualified and accomplished attorney. His attention to detail and substantive knowledge of criminal, civil and family law is unmatched. He will provide you with competent legal advice and work extremely hard to resolve your legal matter expeditiously. I highly recommend Mr. Sahn for all of your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael has always been extremely knowledgeable and prepared. He is an excellent lawyer, I would recommend him to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a hardworking and intelligent lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael and I worked together for several years as prosecutors. Michael is recognized as a smart, hardworking and dedicated lawyer in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally tried cases with Michael and can tell you that he is a quality trial attorney. If you are looking for an attorney that has the proven ability to handle your case, then you will not go wrong with Michael as your attorney."
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Charleston Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Charles Sahn
Michael Charles Sahn
Criminal defense Attorney
Charleston, SC
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available