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About me

I have been practicing law in the great state of South Carolina for 46 years.

I am skilled and experienced in the fields of:

-Federal Criminal Law


(Drug offenses, White Collar Crime, Crimes of Violence, Capital Crimes, Crimes of Theft, Fraud)


-State Criminal Law


(Drug offenses, Speeding Tickets, Crimes of Violence, DUI, Capital Crimes, White Collar Crime, Fraud, Theft Crimes)


-Immigration Law


-Medical Malpractice Law


-Civil Prosecution of Timeshare Fraud


-Personal Injury Law


-Divorce Law


-Family Law


-Consumer's Rights Law (specifically against timeshare companies)

If you need a lawyer, why hire one with less than 46 years of experience?  Throughout my legal career I have made great friends of the legal community in the Horry County and surrounding areas of South Carolina, and folks will attest to my vast knowledge, ability, and skill. 



Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
  3. Immigration: 10%
  4. Civil Rights: 6%
  5. Real Estate: 4%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Jeffrey T. Lucas II

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of being an associate attorney at the Irvin Law Firm shortly after taking the SC Bar exam. In doing so, I worked directly under Attorney Jim Irvin. Throughout my time working with Jim I learned countless things about the legal field. For example, I met numerous people within the Horry County Bar, learned how to handle and prepare cases, and I learned how to successfully work with clients. However, and most importantly, I was able to learn how a real, highly educated, and an experienced attorney handles cases from beginning to end, all in an effort to get the most favorable results for clients. I assure you, if you choose to make Jim Irvin your attorney, in ANY legal matter within SC, you will not be disappointed.


    Jeffrey Lucas Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

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    I endorse this lawyer. Jim Irvin has practiced law in the Myrtle Beach area for 40 years. He is a trusted colleague and friend, and has handled many, many criminal defense matters.


    Harry Pavilack Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Irvin Law Firm

1101-C 3rd ave south.
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577


SCGood Standing196703/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Wall Of ToleranceSouthern Poverty Law Center2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyIrvin Law Firm1980 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyBeaufort County1980 - 1984
Chief Public DefenderLancaster County Office Of The Public Defender1977 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
South Carolina Bar AssociationMember1967 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1967 - Present
Phi Delta PhiPresident1966 - 1967
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
I Have Gone to the Supreme Court to Save a Man's Life and Won.Reversed in part
I Have Gone to The Supreme Court to Protect My Clients Domestic Law Rights and Won.N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1967
University of GeorgiaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1963
University of North CarolinaN/AN/AN/A