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Robert M Sutton Jr

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Mr. Sutton opened his own practice in 1995.  After graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate from The Citadel in 1985, he served 5 years as a U. S. Army Armor/Cavalry Officer, including 3 years with the 1st Armored Division in Germany. He earned two Army Commendation Medals and Airborne and Air Assault badges. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1993 then worked for a local trial judge and with a litigation firm before opening his own practice.  He is BV rated by Martindale Hubbell.  

He focuses his practice on DUI and criminal law related cases an enjoys an excellent reputation. He earned his reputation through hard work, dedicated preparation, concern for his clients and courtroom success. Word of mouth being the best advertising, he works hard to obtain the best result for each client.  He was recognized with the AVVO Client's Choice Award in 2014, '15 and '16.  

He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, a  former Board Member and President of the Grand Strand Humane Society, a Past President of Coastal Carolina Sertoma, and a Past Officer and Circuit Representative of the S.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a recipient of the Horry County Schools Partners in Education Award. 

He taught criminal law subjects at Horry-Georgetown Tech, has lectured on DUI and criminal law in legal seminars and at the SC Court Administration Course for New Judges and Magistrates, and has written published articles on DUI and criminal law matters. 


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    23 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    23 years
  3. Personal Injury: 3%
    23 years
  4. Juvenile: 2%
    23 years



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • David Bruce Collins Jr.

    Bob Sutton is an experienced and passionate advocate for his clients, and delivers excellent results! He adds his personal attention and compassionate approach with every client. I have referred many clients over the years and all have received excellent results.


    David Collins Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Travis Hyman

    As a former prosecutor, I handled several cases with Bob on the opposing side, and I can honestly say he is one of the best DUI attorneys around. He is a well respected lawyer and more importantly a good man.


    Michael Hyman Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Sutton Law Firm, PC

P.O. Box 2910
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29578-2910


SCGood Standing199307/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2015
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Superb Rating DUIAVVO2014
Legacy SocietyThe Citadel2010
Partners in EducationHorry County Schools2001
Editorial Staff, ABA Real Property Probate and Trust JournalUniv. of South Carolina School of Law1993
John Belton O'Neall Inn of CourtUniv. of South Carolina School of Law1993
Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award)United States Army1990
Army Commendation Medal (1st Award)US Army1988
Distinguished Military GraduateThe Citadel1985
National Political Science Honor SocietyPi Sigma Alpha1984
Air Assault BadgeUS Army1984
Airborne BadgeUS Army1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Sutton Law Firm, PC1995 - Present
Adjunct InstructorHorry Georgetown Technical College2002 - 2010
AttorneyCox and Associates1994 - 1995
Law Clerk (Attorney)The Honorable David Maring1993 - 1994
CaptainUnited States Army Active Duty1985 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2003 - Present
Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum, Caen FranceCharter Member1988 - Present
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCircuit RepresentativeN/A
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersOfficerN/A
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - 2015
Grand Strand Humane SocietyPast President and Board Member2003 - 2009
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFormer Board Member2002 - 2003
Coastal Carolina Sertoma (Service to Mankind)Past President, Vice President and Secretary1996 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. John DoeDismissal
State v. Don and Ron DoeAll charges dismissed
State v. Richard Doe, State v. Robert Doe1. Misdemeanor plea, paid small fine 2. 3 year sentence , served 18 months
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Publication nameTitleDate
SC Lawyers Weekly and SC Trial Lawyers MagazineHGN Evidence: An old issue in need of a new look2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Citadel, Military College of South CarolinaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Carolina BarDUI for Beginners2002
SC Association Criminal Defense LawyersDUI2002
Orientation School for New MagistratesCriminal Law2002
Orientation School for New MagistratesCriminal Law and Procedure2001
Criminal DefenseCriminal and DUI DefenseN/A