Criminal Defense; Criminal Law; White Collar Crime; Drug Crimes; Juvenile Criminal Law; Personal Injury; Workers' Compensation; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Wrongful Death; Government Relations; Government; Litigation; Administrative Law; Guardianship and Conservatorship; Workers Compensation; Professional Licensing
Admitted: 1978, South Carolina and U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1988, U.S. Supreme Court
Law School: Duke University, J.D.
College: University of Notre Dame, B.A., magna cum laude, 1975; University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Member: Charleston County Bar; South Carolina Bar; American Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Biography: Elected Attorney General of South Carolina, 1995-2003. First Chairman, Republican Attorneys General Association, 1998-1999. Co-Chair, Criminal Law Committee of the National Attorneys General Association, 1999-2000. Elected Solicitor (District Attorney), Charleston and Berkeley Counties, 1981-1992. President, South Carolina Circuit Solicitors Association, 1988-1999. Member, South Carolina Commission on Prosecution Coordination, 1991-1992. South Carolina Securities Commissioner, 1999-2003. Assistant Solicitor, Charleston County, 1979-1980; former Board Member, South Carolina Centers of Economic Excellence; Bar Register of Pre-eminent Attorneys.
Born: Charleston, South Carolina, May 2, 1953
Cases: Whitner vs. State of South Carolina, 328 S.C.1, 492 S.E. 2d 771(1997); State ex rel Condon vs. Hodges, 349 S.C. 232, 562 S.E. 2d 623 (2002).