Review: “There is no lawyer in South Carolina that has a better understanding of the criminal justice system than John O'Leary. I have referred friends and acquaintances to John for over 25 years --he is simply the best optio...
Practice areas & skills: Litigation, Criminal Defense, Employment & Labor
As an attorney with Chappell Smith and Arden, I represent injured workers before the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission, in civil litigation and appeals. While I am a native of Sumter, South Carolina, my wife and I reside in Columbia.
Practice areas & skills: Litigation, Workers Compensation, Administrative Law
Jocelyn Newman joined Richardson Plowden in 2007 as an associate in the Columbia office. She focuses her practice in general litigation. Ms. Newman graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, earning her Bachelor of Science...
Practice areas & skills: Litigation, Criminal Defense
If you have issues with someone and want to sue, you will need a litigation lawyer. Litigation lawyers handle the litigation process and understand all of the ins and outs of the courtroom. A litigation lawyer can also help you decide whether your case is appropriate for a lawsuit, or if it might be better handled through the mediation or arbitration process. The litigation lawyer will research the facts that caused the dispute, and analyze them to identify the appropriate law and how it applies. After this preliminary review, the litigation lawyer gives you an analysis of your rights and an estimate of your ability to be successful in court. The litigation lawyer will know the information you need to present in court as well as the process, procedures, and deadlines you must meet to keep your lawsuit on track.