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Timothy Kirk Truslow

Criminal defense Attorney at North Myrtle Beach, SC

4.6   10 reviews

also known as T. Kirk Truslow

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1993
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal practice in the State and Federal courts. Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy.

    29 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Criminal practice in the State and Federal courts. Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy.

    29 years

  3. Federal crime
    Criminal practice in the State and Federal courts. Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy.

    29 years

  4. Domestic violence
    Criminal practice in the State and Federal courts. Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy.

    29 years


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.




Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice

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T. Kirk Truslow, P.A. Attorney At Law
418 B. Main St.
North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29582


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  10 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2012
Great Lawyer
Kirk took care of my case from start to finish. After meeting with him for the first time, I could tell he was very knowledgeable and experienced in this field so I hired him to handle my DUI charges. He took care of everything for me, got all my charges dropped and i never had to step foot in a court room. I am very pleased with his services and would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Tony | November 19, 2012
Caring and competent
Having legal issues was never something I'd ever experienced. It is truly the most stressful situation one can imagine. Having proper representation is the most important aspect of getting through the ordeal and I can honestly say that Kirk was a great choice for us. He was knowledgeable and confident in our situation and fully believed in and asserted our stance clearly and effectively. He had a way about him that made us feel more relaxed and confident about our situation after each time we met with him. Considering the possibilities of what could have actually befallen us, we wound up with a verdict which probably couldn't have been any better, all thanks to Kirk.
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Posted by Sarah | August 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gave me goosebumps
I had talked to several attorneys but when I spoke to Kirk I got goosebumps and knew he was who I wanted to represent me. I had lived in Myrtle Beach for 3years,I was an alcoholic and drug addict, so I made some very terrible decisions. The best one I made was moving back to Virginia, where I got clean,had my son, got my drivers license back and working towards my nursing degree when I found out my past was back to haunt me. I was devastated. These charges had the potential to ruin everything I'd worked for, if im not mistaken they carried potentially 10 years. So I was terrified. But I prayed and prayed and when I got those goosebumps talking to him, I knew it was God telling me, he's your choice. I just can't express how thankful I am to Mr. Truslow and McKenna. They both kept me informed every step of the way. They were both available when I had questions. I like to communicate via text or email, and they responded unbelievably fast, so fast I felt like I was his top priority. The outcome of my case was so much bettr r than I could have imagined. First living out of state Mr. Truslow was at my bond hearing when I turned myself in at the scheduled (arranged by McKenna) time. Thanks to him I got a pr bond and only was in jail a few hours. Next he had an agreement worked out and my case resolved so that i didnt even have to come back to the beach on my court date. I was amazed. McKenna is so awesome. She's just so nice.shes beautiful but is even more beautiful as a person. She seemed to genuinely care when I had concerns or questions. I just have nothing negative to say about either one. Only positive. If i ever have any other criminal charges come back from my past this is the attorney and team I want on my side. Thank y'all so much for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST Attorney in SC!!!!
We live in a different state and my husband had a run in with a federal case in SC; so needless to say we were clueless on where to turn. My husband was facing 10 years in Federal prison, and we were so confused and scared! Kirks staff is all very empathetic and understanding. Kirk explained all options and possibilities in detail. My husband was the sole provider for our family and husband our entire families’ future was uncertain. In the end, Kirk was able to get the state to agree to Diversion for my husband. Words cannot describe how appreciative we were/are to have had Kirk on our side!
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Posted by Amber | August 16, 2014
This man is heaven sent
I truly owe this man my life, he is awesome. Not only did he put my life back on track, he also fixed another "well known" attorneys mistake. Kirk Truslow will not let you down.
Posted by Marc | June 21, 2014
Mr. Truslow is a professional, trustworthy and expert attorney.
I practice law in New York State but required an attorney in South Carolina for a criminal matter. I was impressed with Mr. Truslow and his staff in their knowledge of the matter, their professionalism and their responsiveness to my needs. I was well- informed with every step of the proceedings. I was extremely happy with his ability to have the case resolved with all charges dropped. I would not hesitate to recommend him or use him again in any future legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2014
Truslow Review
He is a great lawyer and he certainly knows his stuff. I would and have recommended him to others.
Posted by Tim | June 2, 2014
Captain Tim Tompkins
MR Truslow was very knowledgeable and thorough throughout my two separate cases . he kept me well informed through a lengthy process and both times a positive outcome... dismissed and not guilty.I have a great appreciation for his knowledge and skill set in the court system.. I would highly recommend Kirks services for any one in this type of situation!!!
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Posted by M.F | May 28, 2014
Legal hero!
I made a mistake. A mistake that would carry federal felonies. I was potentially facing 2-5 years. I thought my life was over! That was until I was given the name of Mr. Truslow. I immediately contacted this office and founded out that he was very experienced in this field. He explained everything to me and made my family and I feel comfortable and welcomed. This was a very serious matter, I felt reassured by Mr. Truslow, he had worked on some very similar cases in the past and had excellent results. This was my life and my future at stake. He was very fierce in court! He knows what he wants,and he gets excellent results! He is very professional, and determined. He has a very good reputation,and is well connected. I had small children and never been in trouble so I was stressed out. Mr. Truslow stood by me not as an Attorney but also as a friend. He never left my side. If ever you need someone loyal this is your man.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Do not hire
I heard this attorney for my son I paid $10,000 period 5 weeks later there is no change in his situation. The law firm gives you information tells you they will do things to get him released from jail and they do not deliver all they have are excuses. In my opinion you should not hire this attorney you should seek other counsel.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • T. Kirk Truslow, P.A.
  • 1995 - 2012
  • Paid Intern
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1992 - 1993


  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Citadel
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • State v. John Doe
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. John Doe
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. John Doe
  • Dismissed following preliminary hearing
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past Board Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • 1993 - Present
  • Horry County Bar Association
  • 1993 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy
  • National Board of Legal Speciality Certification
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Access - WMBF-NBC
  • Criminal Law
  • 2014
  • Law Day
  • Criminal Law and the Constitution
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Timothy
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Kirk! As a fellow attorney in the area, I have frequently called on Kirk for advise. He not only has a vast knowledge of the law, but he is well respected by other members of the bar. A lawyers reputation among his peers will tell you a lot about his worth as a practitioner. I would gladly recommend Kirk to anyone searching for a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse criminal defense lawyer Kirk Truslow. I have worked with Kirk on a number of different cases over the past 18 years. Kirk zealously fights for his clients and will do everything possible (within ethical boundaries) to get them the best result. Kirk meticulously prepares every detail of his case for trial. Prosecutors know the attorneys that fight for their clients and will be prepared for trial. I believe that Kirk gets excellent deals and results because of his reputation as an attorney that will "go to the mat" for his clients. I have participated in a number of trials with Kirk. He is outstanding in the courtroom. He has a strong presence before a jury and he is very confident on his feet. I have referred many criminal cases to Kirk over the years because I know he will do an excellent job representing the accused individual. Needless to say, I would give criminal defense attorney, Kirk Truslow, my highest recommendation!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kirk Truslow is one of few attorneys in the Horry County area that I would trust to handle a case for me. He is tough, experienced, not afraid of a fight, and I recommend him to anyone who needs a criminal defense lawyer."
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