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Rose Mary Parham

Criminal defense Attorney at Florence, SC

4.8   8 reviews

Licensed for 27 years

About Rose

Learn Rose’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    18%
    Parham has been an trial lawyer for 18 years and provides her clients with effective, aggressive representation. She has handled numerous cases involving car accidents and personal injuries.

    14 years

  2. Criminal defense
    18%
    Parham has worked as a federal and state criminal trial lawyer for 18 years. She served as an Assistant United States Attorney (federal prosecutor) in South Carolina for 11 years and Assistant District Attorney for 5 years. Parham provides effective, aggressive representation for her clients. She handles state and federal criminal cases throughout South Carolina.

    14 years

  3. Federal crime
    18%
    Parham is a federal trial attorney. She served as an Assistant United States Attorney in South Carolina for 11 years and has defended federal clients for 3 years. Parham has handled a wide range of cases in federal court including murder, organized crime, drug conspiracy, federal gun violations, white collar crimes, mortgage fraud, mail fraud, health care fraud, wire fraud, tax fraud, counterfeit goods, money laundering, re-sentencing hearings, and sentence reductions.

    24 years

  4. White collar crime
    14%
    Parham is a federal trial attorney. She served as an Assistant United States Attorney in South Carolina for 11 years and has defended federal clients for 3 years. Parham has handled a wide range of cases in federal court including murder, organized crime, drug conspiracy, federal gun violations, white collar crimes, mortgage fraud, mail fraud, health care fraud, wire fraud, tax fraud, counterfeit goods, money laundering, re-sentencing hearings, and sentence reductions.

    24 years

  5. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    12%

    12 years

  6. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Parham has been a criminal trial lawyer for 18 years. Parham has years of experience in both prosecuting and defending DUI cases.

    14 years

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

    14 years

HIGHLY EXPERIENCED & AGGRESSIVE ATTORNEY HELPING CLIENTS THROUGHOUT SOUTH CAROLINA.

I was born and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina and am 45 years old.  I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Clemson University in 1991.  In 1994, I obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolihna School of Law.  From 1994 through 1999, I lived and worked in Nacogdoches, Texas.  While there, I served as an Assistant District Attorney (state prosecutor) for five years.  In 1999, I returned to South Carolina to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (federal prosecutor).  I handled more than 1000 cases during my tenure at the United States Attorney's Office, which gave me experience in many different types of cases, including federal murder cases, white collar crimes, drug crimes, firearms offenses, mail fraud, wire fraud, organized crime, conspiracy, and civil forfeiture.  In 2010, I left the United States Attorney's Office and opened Parham Law Firm, LLC.  My goal is to provide aggressive, effective representation for all of my clients.  I look forward to speaking with you about your legal needs.

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Licensed for 27 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 01/22/2023
State TX
Status Inactive
Acquired 1995
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Rose

Parham Law Firm, LLC
152 South McQueen Street
Post Office Box 1514
Florence, SC, 29503-1514
Parham Law Firm, LLC
1201 Main Street, Suite 1912
Columbia, SC, 29201
Parham Law Firm, LLC
231 King Street
Charleston, SC
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Criminal and Civil Attorney.!!!
She’s a fierce attorney, known for her abilities as a trial lawyer. She cares about here clients and is their voice regarding legal matters. You won’t find a better attorney. I was very pleased with amount of money I received in the settlement.
Posted by Moussa | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
federal lawyer
Miss Rose Mary saved my life because she was able to get my federal charges reduced to a misdemeanor which kept me from getting deported. After the case was over, she stopped by my business several times when she was in town to check on my family and me. She also wanted to come to my swearing in ceremony when I became a U.S. citizen. If you want to hire the best lawyer who is also the best person, choose Miss Rose Mary.
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Posted by Philip | December 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Any lawyer should think twice before opposing Partham law firm
Parham law firm investigated my case and noticed details that everyone else missed, resulting in a overwhelming victory in trial. There's no doubt in my mind that hiring any other law firm would have been a mistake.
Posted by Glenn | March 31, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, caring, a TRUE expect in her field
Having a difficult situation arise, I turned to Rose Mary Parham and her firm for advice. They were extremely attentive through, text, cell phone, office phone and other means of communication. If you want a lawyer that will believe in you and truly care about her clients and fight fiercely, then I urge you to choose Rose Mary Parham. She made me feel at ease, and helped me through a rough time. Thank you for your commitment to excellence in your field, your candor merits praise.
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Posted by Gopaldas | April 25, 2013
Lawyer with a heart.
Ms Rose Mary Parham literally saved my life, I would have been "rail roaded" by the system if it was not for her. The state charged me with some heinous crimes a couple of years ago. She worked tirelessly for my rights and freedom. She is highly knowledgeable, resourceful and thorough, I think this comes to her because of the high caliber cases she deals with. I was lucky to have her on my side. She was always responsive and easily accessible. Beyond all she really cares, this makes a difference when you get caught up in emotional testing times.
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Posted by Carole | April 19, 2013
Caring, Intelligent, and Highly Recommended
Two and a half years ago, our son was arrested for a crime he did not commit. He was not granted a bond. Six months later, a jury found him not guilty, after thirty minutes of deliberation. Needless to say, our family lived through a nightmare. Luckily, we retained the services of Rose Mary Parham. We are forever indebted to her. This working mother of four is also extremely intelligent, caring, and skilled in her field. She worked tenaciously on our son's case, and her performance in the courtroom was beyond compare. This was a very emotional time for me and my husband. We found Rose Mary to be both patient and respectful with us, in spite of our great ignorance of the judicial system. When we had any questions or concerns, she would promptly return our calls or emails. She was always easily accessible during this six month period. Over the last two years since the trial, Rose Mary has called us periodically to check on our son. That means alot. We highly recommend Rose Mary Parham. Thank you Rose Mary!
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2013
Ms. Parham is a top lawyer - who puts the client first.
Ms. Parham was my attorney for a personal injury case in 2010. I have worked with many lawyers in my 40+ years as a businessman and Ms. Parham ranks at the top. She was knowledgeable, efficient, and my best interest was always the major concern. I was pleased with the settlement and would use her again without question.
Posted by Ron | June 10, 2013
Poor staff support
The secretary I dealt with was rude and unhelpful. She provided the wrong phone number to Rose Mary who called me at home instead of work. I never received a follow up call after I called back again. I called one more time the following Monday and was told Mary Rose was in court and unavailable. When I said I needed an attorney today so I may need to look for someone else, the secretary said "ok" and hung up. I can't judge Mary Rose, her resume looked very good, but she needs to take a close look at the people she hires to take the calls.
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Response from Rose Parham January 17, 2017
We asked for Avvo to remove this review because after searching the name and number of the person who submitted it, they never contacted our office.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Lawyer
  • Parham Law Firm, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2010
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Fairchild, Price, Thomas & Haley
  • 1994 - 1995
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Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Clemson University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • South Carolina vs. Freeman
  • Not guilty of First Degree Burglary and First Degree Assault charges
  • South Carolina vs. Gopaldas
  • Double homicide charges dismissed
  • South Carolina vs. White
  • Jury found client not guilty of First Degree Burglary and Rape Charges

Associations

  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Florence County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • U.S. Attorney's Award
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2007
  • U.S. Attorney's Award
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2002
  • Case of the Year
  • Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
  • 2002
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Publications

  • LECC Newsletter
  • "The Tide Turns for Atlantic Beach"
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Federal Guidelines Seminar
  • Federal Practices and Plea Negotiations
  • 2012
  • Commencement Speaker
  • "Priceless"
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Rose
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have defended cases against Rose Mary when she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and I have seen her work as a defense attorney since she has been in private practice. She is very knowledgeable in the area of criminal defense and a top litigator in the courtroom."
Federal crime Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Rose Mary Parham. She is smart, dedicated, hardworking and an excelllent trial lawyer."
General practice
Criminal defense

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Florence Criminal defense Lawyer Rose Mary Parham
Rose Mary Parham
Criminal defense Attorney
Florence, SC
Licensed for 27 years