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E. Charles Grose Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Greenwood, SC

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1993
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About E.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    After 16 years of practicing as a Public Defender, I opened the Grose Law Firm in 2012, focusing on criminal defense.

    28 years

  2. Sex crime
    My criminal defense, appellate, and post-conviction practice includes representing people charged with sex offenses.

    28 years

  3. Violent crime

    28 years

  4. Appeals
    My appellate practice focuses on direct appeals of criminal convictions or collateral challenges of convictions through post-conviction relief (PCR) actions.

    18 years

  5. Federal crime
    My criminal defense practice includes representing people faces charges in Federal Court.



Grose Law Firm
404 Main St
Greenwood, SC, 29646-2756


3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Russell | July 11, 2016
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Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney
Words cannot describe how great of an attorney Charles Grose is. I would recommend Charles to anyone that ever finds themselves needing a criminal attorney. I was facing some very serious criminal charges (something that I was fasley accused of) charges that had a sentencing of 25 years to life. Charles is committed to his job as an attorney, which in return means he is committed to his clients. Charles is upfront, serious and straightforward with his clients, he takes his calling as an attorney very serious. Charles listens to what his clients has to say and takes down very detailed notes when you meet with him. Charles is very knowledgeable and has the experience to represent his clients throughly. Charles knows the laws and was always prepared when we went to court. Charles did diligent research of other cases very similar to mine to get examples that supported his arguments that he was presenting to the jurors in order to use those examples as exhibits in my case. Charles was easily accessible: via texts, phone calls and emails with proficient turn around time in getting back in touch with me. I am so thankful that Charles Grose represented my case.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2015
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Highly Recommend Mr. Grose
Mr. Grose was able to spend time on the phone and as well during the weekend to meet with me in his office. Mr. Grose was as thorough and helpful. Mr. Grose didn't have to help me like he has done. But he did. In a time when lawyers take a lot of flack / promote about their fees and their job it is refreshing to see Mr. Grose who did a great job and care for his clients also give thanked to his staff.
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Posted by Travis | December 30, 2020
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Worst service ever
Refused to help my family deal with a sentencing error done by his law firm. Refused phone calls and actions to bring him home


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Grose Law Firm, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Circuit Public Defender
  • Circuit Defender For The Eighth Judicial Circuit
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Chief Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender, Greenwood & Abbeville Counties
  • 1999 - 2008
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Orangeburg County Public Defender's Office
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Orangeburg Public Defender's Office
  • 1996 - 1998
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  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 1992
  • Furman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Dean
  • Affirmed Grant of New Trial
  • State v. Brown
  • Reversed Trial Court and Ordered Credit for Time Served
  • Hughey v. State
  • Affirmed Grant of New Sentencing Hearing
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  • South Carolina Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Public Defender Representative
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Justice 360 (formally Death Penalty Resource & Defense Center)
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2016
  • South Carolina Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
  • South Carolina Public Defender Association
  • President
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition for Leadership, Guidance, and Service on Board
  • Justice 360
  • 2015
  • The Martha Browning Dicus Award
  • South Carolina Public Defender Association
  • 2012
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • South Carolina Public Defender Association
  • 2008
  • Appreciation for Service as President
  • South Carolina Public Defender Association
  • 2008
  • Outstanding Service to the Criminal Law Section as Section Chair
  • South Carolina Bar
  • 2006
  • Distinguished Service to Department of Political Science
  • Furman University, Department of Political Science
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • South Carolina Association of Circuit Court Judges 2017 Spring Conference
  • Expert Witness Issues in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
  • 2017
  • 2015 Public Defender Conference
  • Defending Child Sex Abuse Cases
  • 2015
  • 2015 Blues, BBQ, & Bar CLE
  • Defending Child Sex Abuse Case
  • 2015
  • 2014 Public Defender Conference
  • “Stopping the Runaway Train—Getting Control of Child Sex Abuse Cases.”
  • 2014
  • 8th Blues, Bar-B-Q, and Bar CLE
  • Finally Finishing Forensic Interviews?
  • 2013
  • 2012 Public Defender Conference
  • Who’s Driving the Bus: Understanding and Confronting the Cottage Industry in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
  • 2012
  • Capital Case Litigation Initiative
  • Dealing with the State’s Penalty Phase Case – Victim Impact and Protecting Your Client from State Evaluations
  • 2011
  • Fourth Annual Best Practices Seminar
  • Nuts and Bolts of Defending Probation Violations
  • 2010
  • 2010 Public Defender Conference
  • Beware of Alligators: Confronting Forensic Interviews, Limiting Expert Testimony, and Blocking Improper Vouching in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
  • 2010
  • 19th Annual Criminal Practice in South Carolina
  • Death Penalty Update: From the Defense Perspective
  • 2010
  • 2007 Public Defender Conference
  • Error Preservation: Top Ten Objections and Five Tips
  • 2007
  • Blues, Bar-B-Q, and Bar CLE
  • Example of Closing Argument using PowerPoint
  • 2006
  • 2003 Public Defender Conference
  • Sex Offense Cases
  • 2003
  • Hot Tips
  • ABWIK and ABHAN: Defining the Difference in a Way that Helps the Client
  • 2002
  • Ethics Seminar
  • Balancing the Duty to the Court with Zealous Representation of the Client: An Argument for Full Funding of the Criminal Justice System
  • 2001
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles is an outstanding advocate for the accused and convicted. He is an experienced criminal defense and appellate attorney. He is also one of the most knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys in South Carolina."

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Greenwood Criminal defense Lawyer E. Charles Grose Jr.
E. Charles Grose Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Greenwood, SC
Licensed for 31 years