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Samuel Barton Tooker

Criminal defense Attorney at Greenville, SC

5.0   13 reviews

About Samuel

Learn Samuel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    34%
    Violent crime, drug crime, motor vehicle crime, General Sessions, and magistrate's court defense.

  2. Litigation
    33%
    Construction litigation, business litigation, including small business representation, defamation, collections, and other civil matters in both Common Pleas and magistrate's court.

  3. Personal injury
    33%
    Personal injuries related to motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, premises liability, dog bites, wrongful death, and other injury-related civil cases.

To folks who are injured, contemplating a lawsuit, or facing criminal charges, the judicial system can often seem overwhelming.  However, the legal process doesn't have to be a burden.  When you find yourself in a positon where you think you may need a lawyer, give me a call.  I'll be candid with you about the strengths and weaknesses of your case, so you can make the best decision possible. 

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Licensed for 13 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/24/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Samuel

David R. Price, Jr., P.A.
318 W Stone Ave
Greenville, SC, 29609-5437

Reviews

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Posted by Barbara | April 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The nicest man
Sam was very thorough and patient but explained everything so clearly and was a huge help.Extremely nice on top of everything. Would definitely recommend him!
Posted by LAMONT | March 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lamont Jackson
Extremely professional, patient and positive. I would recommend this firm on the toughest of cases and I am confident that through Sam Tooker you will result in the most positive and beneficial outcome. Very knowledgeable of the law and has an added professional charm that brings a calm to all parties involved. Truly grateful for these guys Sam Tooker got my very serious case dismissed to which I credit his dedication to finding the best possible outcome for his clients and belief in the facts of law. Hands down the best coming out of Greenville. Thanks again Sam.
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Posted by Jermaine | February 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I was very pleased with his services and his attentive care and concern. He is very in depth, very specific and very alert to all details. He goes above and beyond to being very well prepared and quick with with his timing on the case at hand. At no point did i feel he was trying to make my decision for me, he never put pressure or made the case more of his concern than mine. I felt he had my best interests in mind during the entire process. I want to sincerely Thank Mr. Tooker for all hes done and i definitely highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Skilled Advocate
Samuel Tooker is a skilled and thoughtful advocate. He is professional and responsive. He is very familiar with local judges and practitioners.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing job
Sam did a fantastic job. He believed in my case and fought for my rights every step of the way.
Posted by Karen | September 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Slip and Fall
Sam was a great help and got me a very good settlement. He was a great person in general. Replied to all calls and answered all questions.If you need a great Attorney he is your man. Thank you very much Sam.
Posted by Michael | September 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing outstanding lawyer!!!
In the darkest time of my life where I thought my charges where gonna be the end of my life, Sam Tooker told me he would help me clear my name as best as he could. He helped me with payments and was there when ever I had a question or my day didn't look good. He would make you feel better about yourself with everything your facing. He's very good at making sure you understand what he is saying and is very reliable. An amazing lawyer. If I ever need a lawyer again for anything Sam would be my first call. Thank you again Sam for everything.
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Posted by Ryan | August 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Mr. Tooker is a great lawyer. He stayed on top of my case from start to finish and informed me of any and all developments along the way. He is a professional to the core and you can tell that he cares about his clients.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
PTI
Very specific information provided and fast.
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
Sam Tooker helped me out dealing with an insurance company and ended up getting an offer almost five times what they initially said was their "top offer". I would recommend him to anyone!!
Posted by Caroline | August 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fabulous!
Sam brought order to a chaotic situation and helped us through a very difficult trial. We presented him with a new situation which was not in his field of expertise but he handled it with ease. He organized our thoughts, paperwork, and provided expert guidance through the entire trial, all in a very short time frame. I would not hesitate to use Sam again or recommend him - excellent work!
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Posted by Kevin | April 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Our company was having a lot of trouble getting paid for services we provided to a new client. Sam was extremely thorough and handled our case very quickly. He was able to get us our money within just a few weeks.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I would highly recommend Sam to anyone. He is patient, persistent, talks softly and carries not a big stick but a sledge hammer !!! He walked me through the process step by step and did exactly what he told me he would do to get the result I desired. My case was handled expeditiously and professionally. Thank you so much Sam.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • David R. Price, Jr., P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mock Trial Coach
  • Furman University
  • 2013 - Present
  • Violent Crimes Prosecutor
  • 13th Circuit Solicitor's Office
  • 2010 - 2015

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2009
  • Furman University
  • B.A.
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • DUI and Simple Possession of Marijuana
  • Reckless Driving
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct with Minor, 2nd Degree
  • Dismissed
  • DUI
  • Reckless Driving
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Associations

  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates
  • Delegate
  • 2015 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Greenville Business Magazine
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice: Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Service: 01/04/2010 - 07/05/2015
  • 13th Circuit Solicitor's Office
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pickens County Sheriff's Office
  • Changes in South Carolina Domestic Violence Law
  • 2015
  • South Carolina Solicitor's Conference
  • Meth Trafficking Conspiracies
  • 2014
  • Clemson City Police Department
  • Felony DUI and Blood Draws
  • 2014
  • Pickens County Sheriff's Office
  • The Fourth Amendment and the Automobile Exception
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (10)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sam Tooker and I worked together in the Solicitors Office for several years. He has a strong work ethic, is intelligent, and has a deep understanding of our criminal justice system. I'd strongly recommend bringing Sam onto your case and have him fighting for your rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sam and I were college roommates. We recently happen to represent a client in common on an extradition from NC to SC for drug charges. I handled the extradition process while Sam expertly handled the substantive drug charges. He was able to get the charges completely dismissed in a very short amount of time. I'm happy to endorse Sam both personally and professionally."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Sam when he was a prosecutor in Pickens County. It was immediately apparent that he was very talented, hard working and fair. He has taken that experience and truly become a complete criminal defense lawyer. Sam gets unbelievable results for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sam and I worked together at the solicitor's office. He has tons of trial experience and is an aggressive advocate for his clients. He is extremely intelligent and hardworking."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would happily recommend Mr. Tooker to any of my friends or family that were injured. He is an incredibly intelligent lawyer who treats people with dignity and respect."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Not only is Mr. Tooker a fantastic attorney, but you can tell that he cares deeply for the well being of his clients and is passionate about his work. I would highly recommend him to my own family."
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