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William Henry Monckton VI

Criminal defense Attorney at Myrtle Beach, SC

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1992
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I have handled cases as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney. I have practiced in City, Magistrates, Juvenile, State and Federal Courts of South Carolina. Types of cases handled are anything from a simple speeding ticket all the way to a Murder Case. This includes but is not limited to CDV, Drug Cases, Crimainl Sexual Conduct, Violent Crimes, Tax Fraud, Assault and Battery and all misdemeanors and felonies.

    30 years, 2,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    Since I have been in private practice I have devoted a good portion of my time in my practice to representing people who have been charged with DUI/DUAC in South Carolina.

    27 years, 425 cases

  3. Personal injury
    I have represented individuals injured as a result of the negligence of others in Magistrates, State and Federal Courts of South Carolina.

    27 years, 500 cases

  4. Litigation
    This cases can range from Probate Matters, Contract Disputes, Evictions, Restraining Orders and almost any civil litigation.

    27 years, 100 cases

  5. Spinal cord injury


I graduated from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law in 1992. After graduation, I served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Paul Michael Burch, Resident Judge, and Fourth Judicial Circuit.


After serving with the judge for a year I joined the Fourth Circuit Solicitor's Office as an Assistant Solicitor. During my tenure with the Solicitor's Office, I handled all juvenile court matters, as well as, prosecuted cases in general sessions court in all four counties included in the fourth circuit.


The cases I handled included Driving Under Suspension, Driving Under the Influence, Drug Offenses, Criminal Sexual Conduct, and all other violent crimes including murder.


Near the end of my tenure as a prosecutor for the fourth circuit, I was appointed to be in charge of the Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. When I left the Solicitor's Office, I returned to my hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and entered private practice. I have been actively practicing in Myrtle Beach since 1994.


During my time in private practice, I have practiced in all of our courts, including municipal, magistrate, state circuit courts, and federal district court. I have represented over 2000 clients, including several high profile cases with extensive media coverage. My practice is devoted to all cases involving trial work, including criminal law, automobile accidents, personal injury, workers' compensation and wrongful death.


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Monckton, Hembree, & Humphries, P.A.
1300 Professional Dr
Suite 102
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577


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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2015
my resolution was better than I ever imagined
Because of some really bad decisions I found myself facing some serious charges. When I got word that there was a warrant for my arrest, I immediately contacted Mr. Monckton who made a phone call arranging a time in which I could surrender in order to save the embarrassment of being arrested at my job plus giving me the opportunity to make arrangements for a bondsman. Once I was bonded out I met with Mr. Monckton and explained everything that had happened. He took notes as he listened, he asked questions and was genuinely interested in hearing what happened and how I got to this point. He assured me that he would be able to help me, he explained to me in detail the seriousness of my charges and the maximum time I was facing. He explained the law and all the negative ramifications that my charges carried. I was looking at up to 20 years in prison. Once I retained his services he always made himself available to me, answering my calls, returning messages and keeping me updated on my case. He fought hard for me and with his knowledge of the law he was able to get my charges dismissed in exchange for me pleading to a lesser non violent charge carried up to 10 years in prison. When Mr. Monckton told me that I figured that since this is my first offense I'd probably get 3 maybe 5 years, but Mr. Monckton was able to negotiate a YOA sentence. Mr. Monckton was able to get me a resolution far better than I was looking at originally or could have imagined. My charges can be expunged once I complete all my probation and other requirements. I want to be able to use this opportunity to get my priorities right and my life straightened out and all of this is possible because Mr. Monckton was the man by my side through my legal process. With my record expunged I can start over with a clean slate. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2015
Competent and trustworthy attorney
Mr. Monckton has served my family on several occasions and we have always found him to be knowledgeable, respectful, and helpful. He provides clear explanations and recommendations regarding legal issues, and follows through to resolution of each issue.
Posted by Kevin | June 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I was picked out of random for a DUI leaving a restaurant in Murrells Inlet. I did not know of any lawyers in the Myrtle Beach area and when I did internet search for lawyers in Myrtle Beach, I was very impressed with Mr. Monckton's background. I met with Mr. Monckton and his paralegal. They told me that I had a great case because of my upcoming knee replacement surgery. His paralegal Rhonda kept up to date with everything and they got my DUI dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr. Monckton.
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Posted by Dawn | March 21, 2017
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Criminal charge
My nephew became addicted to drugs 5 years ago. I brought him to Myrtle Beach in hopes of a new environment and to have the support of his family near him. In July 2016 drugs found their way back into his life and on August 14, 2016 he was arrested. I reached out to Billy Monckton, as I was unsure who I could turn to. He went and met with my nephew, listened to his side of the story and contacted me. He said he would represent my nephew. I knew at that moment my nephew was in good hands. After 7 months of my nephew behind bars Billy Monckton was able to secure Drug Court in lieu of the reduced sentence of 5 years in jail. Billy Monckton takes the time to know the reason(s) one came to the point they are in their life and what lead them to do a crime. He does his homework and does what is in the best interest of the client and not what the family wants at the immediate. Billy Monckton works for the long term success of his clients. Without Billy Monckton's expertise and willingness to go above and beyond, my nephew would not have a second lease on life. I would highly recommend Billy Monckton to anyone who was looking for counsel who cares, who is honest and who is willing to fight for ones rights.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Monckton, Hembree & Humphries, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Monckton, Hembree, Mureddu & Humphries, PA
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Monckton Law Firm, PA
  • 1998 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Long, Long & Monckton, PA
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Fourth Circuit Solicitor's Office
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Law Clerk To The Honorable Paul Michael Beach
  • 1992 - 1993
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  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of South Carolina
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989


  • American Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100
  • 2014 - Present
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2007 - Present
  • Horry County Bar Association
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Unknown Attorney | May 07
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"I worked with Billy for nearly 18 years. His quality of representation and commitment to his clients is unmatched. You cannot go wrong by choosing Billy as your lawyer."

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Myrtle Beach Criminal defense Lawyer William Henry Monckton VI
William Henry Monckton VI
Criminal defense Attorney
Myrtle Beach, SC
Licensed for 30 years