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Why Hire Tom?

My practice is focused entirely on criminal defense and I understand the impact a conviction can have on your life. By limiting my practice to criminal law, I can provide you with the best possible defense.

I have practiced in criminal court for more than 35 years, handling every type of criminal case — from shoplifting and criminal domestic violence cases to armed robbery and murder cases. In over a dozen of these cases, my clients faced the death penalty. In every matter, my goal is to aggressively defend my clients' rights and future.

Why Hire Tom? Here Are 7 Reasons.

My goal is to prevent or minimize the damage and to aggressively defend your rights and future.

  1. 39 years' experience in South Carolina state and federal criminal courts
  2. Selected as one of the Top 75 DUI attorneys in South Carolina (2013) by the National Advocacy Center for DUI Defense
  3. Named among the Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in South Carolina (2014) by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  4. Named to the American Association for Justice's Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2009)
  5. Awarded the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award (2014) for quality service, overall value, responsiveness and communication
  6. Given an Excellent rating by Avvo
  7. Taught at the National College of District Attorneys and at seminars for the SC Bar and the National Business Institute

Prior to opening my own criminal defense private practice in 2002, I worked in the Greenville County Solicitor's Office as a violent crimes prosecutor and head of one of the two trial teams in the office. I know all of the players in the area's criminal justice system and how they approach cases. This knowledge allows me to build the best possible defense strategy to protect you. I also served as the Chief Public Defender in Richland County and Chief Public Defender in Beaufort County.

While I understand the importance of settling cases outside the courtroom, I also know there is no substitute for having a lawyer on your side who is ready to fight on your behalf. I limit my caseload so that I will have sufficient time to work on your case and give you the attention you need and deserve. I attend every court date with you; no junior associate or investigator will suddenly appear in court with your file and no knowledge of your case. No paralegal or investigator will review the evidence in the case. All of that will be done by me personally, so that I can bring my experience and knowledge to your defense.

I have been counsel in over 1,000 driving under the influence (DUI/DUAC) cases. I have handled cases in Greenville County, Spartanburg County, Laurens County, Pickens County and Anderson County and throughout South Carolina, appearing in over 50 courts.

Act Now To Protect Your Future

With the above knowledge and experience, I can provide you all the help the law will allow. I am committed to defending your future against any state or federal charges. For a free initial consultation, send an email or call me at 864-236-4631.