Thomas "Jarrett" Bouchette

The Floyd Law Firm, PC
PO Drawer 14607
Surfside Beach, SC 29587
(843) 238-5141
www.floydlaw.com/


Attorney T. Jarrett Bouchette is a graduate of the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in finance from the College of Charleston. Jarrett grew up in Pawleys Island, and he has handled cases throughout South Carolina and North Carolina.

Jarrett Bouchette is a trial attorney and shareholder in the Floyd Law Firm. His experience is broad-based and includes bench and jury trials in both civil and criminal court with subject areas ranging from breach of contract and fraudulent inducement to criminal domestic violence and murder.

Jarrett routinely handles complex civil matters involving business and contractual disputes, employment law matters, construction-related litigation (including defects and mechanics liens), and civil rights cases involving wrongful arrest, excessive force, and claims arising out of § 1983 U.S.C. In his criminal practice, Jarrett defends clients accused of state and federal charges including Felony and no-Felony DUI, Assault, Sexual Assault, Drug Trafficking, and white-collar crimes involving fraud, embezzlement, and misappropriation.

Mr. Bouchette also currently serves as a board member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL) and is a member of the National College for DUI Defense. His primary strategy in any case, whether civil or criminal, is to prepare the case for trial. Though few cases ever get to that stage, it is only by preparing the case for trial that you can evaluate whether your settlement or plea agreement is the absolute best one available.

IN THE NEWS
December 19, 2019 Lawsuit: Man wrongfully arrested, charged with marijuana possession by Myrtle Beach police (My Horry News)

July 3, 2019 ‘Going through hell’: Man accused of crimes against kids details 3-year wait to be cleared (The Sun News)

JURY DUTY DURING COVID-19: WOULD YOU FEEL SAFE?
July 29, 2020

ATTORNEY T. JARRETT BOUCHETTE PUBLISHES ARTICLE EXAMINING CITIZEN’S ARREST LAW
January 14, 2021

JURY DUTY DURING COVID-19: WOULD YOU FEEL SAFE?
July 29, 2020

ATTORNEY T. JARRETT BOUCHETTE PUBLISHES ARTICLE EXAMINING CITIZEN’S ARREST LAW
January 14, 2021
REPRESENTATIVE CASES
Criminal Defense
December 2018 Obtained plea offer of manslaughter prior to closing arguments in murder trial.

October 2015 Not guilty verdict on charges of criminal domestic violence.

Civil Cases
October 2019 Successful Jury award of actual and punitive damages for our client in Fast-Track summary jury trial.

May 2017 Effectively obtained defense verdict on behalf of paving contractor accused of faulty construction.

April 2017 Successfully obtained jury verdict in favor of client seeking damages for misrepresentation in the sale of a business.

PUBLISHED WORKS
Citizen’s Arrest in South Carolina Shield or Sword (SC Lawyer Magazine January 2021)

The Corporation In Contempt: What To Do? (SC Lawyer Magazine July 2018)

PRACTICE AREAS
Criminal Defense
Business & Corporate Law
Business Litigation & General Trial Cases
Construction Litigation
Employment Law
Civil Rights Cases
Probate & Estate Administration
BAR ADMISSION
South Carolina, 2013

North Carolina, 2014

EDUCATION
Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina

J.D., 2013

College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

B.A. Business Administration, Finance, 2008

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Horry County Bar Association

Georgetown County Bar Association

Board Member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL) Representing the 15th Judicial Circuit

Member National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

CHARITABLE ENDEAVORS
Board Member for Amazing Journey, Inc.