OVER 2500 CASES HANDLED WITH CLIENT GOING HOME WITH HIS FAMILY. Personal attention. Proven results. 24 years experience. Effective, zealous and tenacious representation for clients. Superior reputation with Judges, opposing attorneys and prosecutors.
I represent parents against school districts to force the school districts to provide the free and appropriate public education guaranteed by Federal law. I am certified by the William and Mary Law School Institute for Special Education Advocacy. I handle special education issues statewide.
I have worked as a criminal defense attorney since my admission to the Ohio Bar in 1993 and the South Carolina Bar in 1997. I have trial experience ranging from DUI to Capital Murder. I also handle wrongful death and serious injury claims and have a strong background in securing favorable settlements and if necessary verdicts for my clients.
I am admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Fourth and Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals and the District Courts of South Carolina and Ohio.
I have tried numerous criminal and civil cases to juries and judges and am dedicated to the sacred protection of my client's rights.
|Senior Trial Attoney||10th Circuit Public Defender Office||2001 - 2016|
|Attorney||Foster & Foster||1999 - 2001|
|Attorney||Chapman, Byroldt & Yon||1997 - 1999|
|Trial Counsel||Hamilton County Public Defenders Office||1994 - 1997|
|Attorney||The Potter Law Firm||1994 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Carolina Foster Care Review Board||Board Member||2016 - Present|
|South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|SC Bar House of Delegates||Delegate||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Public Defenders||Committee Member--Juvenile Justice||2013 - Present|
|South Carolina Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Juvenile Justice Committee Member||1997 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Anderson Independent Mail||Man Gets Suspended Sentence||N/A|
|Anderson Independent Mail||Judge Declines to Dismiss Hit and Run Charges||N/A|
|Anderson Independent Mail||Defense Lawyer Argues Shooting Was Accident||N/A|
|Anderson Independent Mail||Judge Dismisses Sex Charge Because of Unsigned Warrant||N/A|
|Anderson Independent Mail||Dickson to have Hearing May 23||N/A|
|Capital University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Bowling Green State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|SC Senate Justice Subcommittee Meeting||Raise the Age||2016|
|Public Defender Conference||Juvenile Waiver Hearings in South Carolina||2008|
|Annual Seminar||Plea Negotiations in South Carolina||2001|
|State v. Kenneth Miles||Charges dismissed by prosecutor|
|State v. Terrence West||Negotiated reduced charge with time served sentence|
|State v. Jared Williams||Plea with removal of death penalty.|
|State v. Nathaniel C. Dickson||plea with removal of death penalty specification|
|State v. Marcellous Boseman||Not guilty verdict|
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