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I am a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, and have an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell. I have represented thousands of clients, and been lead counsel in more than 95 jury trials, as well as handled numerous appeals. I have handled criminal cases ranging from Driving Under the Influence to Murder, including an 11 day trial of a complex 20 count federal mail fraud indictment involving more than 70 witnesses and 300 evidentiary exhibits, a complex federal civil rights criminal case prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Washington, D.C., as well as what has been called the most high profile white collar criminal case in Horry County, South Carolina to come of the recent real estate collapse and ensuing federal investigations, and a recent 5 day murder trial resulting in a verdict of not guilty. I stand ready to provide you with professional, experienced and aggressive representation.




Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 30%
    22 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    22 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 30%
    22 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    22 years


Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Randall K Mullins

    I endorse this lawyer. I have watched Kirk grow from a former associate at The Clarke Law Firm (we are both alumni) to the fine criminal defense lawyer that he is today. His practice has defended the 'tough" cases in State and Federal Courts. I am proud to be a member of the NMB legal community with him.


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  • Greg McCollum

    Kirk Truslow is a knowledgeable and gifted criminal defense lawyer who represents people at a very high level. He is a lawyer I refer clients to, and do so knowing they will receive a complete defense. He knows the law and procedure, which is essential for an effective and successful defense, and he is diligent in his practice of defending in both state and federal courts. I would reccomend him to anyone charged with a crime.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

T. Kirk Truslow, P.A. Attorney At Law

418 B. Main St.
North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29582


SCGood Standing199303/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
The Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale Hubbell2012
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial AdvocacyNational Board of Legal Speciality Certification2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyT. Kirk Truslow, P.A.1995 - 2012
Paid InternU.S. Department of Justice1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime Member1995 - Present
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast Board Member1995 - Present
South Carolina Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Horry County Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. John DoeNot Guilty
State v. John DoeNot Guilty
State v. John DoeNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
CitadelEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Access - WMBF-NBCCriminal Law2014
Law DayCriminal Law and the Constitution1995