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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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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 20%
    6 years
  2. Federal Crime: 20%
    17 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    21 years
  4. White Collar Crime: 20%
    17 years
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Timothy Kirk Truslow

    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.


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Contact info

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



SCGood Standing199907/03/2016
TXInactive 199507/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
U.S. Attorney's AwardUnited States Attorney's Office2007
U.S. Attorney's AwardUnited States Attorney's Office2002
Case of the YearOrganized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/LawyerParham Law Firm, LLC2010 - Present
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office1999 - 2010
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office1995 - 1999
Law ClerkFairchild, Price, Thomas & Haley1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Carolina Women Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
South Carolina Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Florence County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
United States District Court for the District of South CarolinaMember1999 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
South Carolina vs. FreemanNot guilty of First Degree Burglary and First Degree Assault charges
South Carolina vs. GopaldasDouble homicide charges dismissed
South Carolina vs. WhiteJury found client not guilty of First Degree Burglary and Rape Charges
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Publication nameTitleDate
LECC Newsletter"The Tide Turns for Atlantic Beach"N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Clemson UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Federal Guidelines SeminarFederal Practices and Plea Negotiations2012
Commencement Speaker"Priceless"2012