Vicki Koutsogiannis, Attorney
Attorney Vicki’s focus includes representation of clients with matters
such as DUI, domestic violence, and offenses pending in General Sessions.
She has tried numerous cases to verdict in matters such as domestic violence,
DUI, drug possession, and related charges. She regularly appears with
our clients in area courts. She has represented clients in hundreds of
hearings, pre-trial conferences, bond settings, and other matters.
She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law where
she received a CALI award for excellence. She is also a cum laude graduate
of Stony Brook University in New York, where she studied political science
and was a member of several honors societies. She is originally from Simpsonville,
South Carolina, and a graduate of Mauldin High School.
Her memberships include the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense. She has presented at
attorney CLE programs on topics including legal ethics, substance abuse,
and criminal defense matters.
In 2016 she completed the DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing course
pursuant to the National Highway Traffic Safety curriculum. This is the
same type of training received by South Carolina law enforcement officers
in the investigation of DUI cases.
In 2017 she completed the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement
(ARIDE) training curriculum, and also passed the final examination. This
training is frequently made available to police officers who are part
of specific DUI teams.
She currently serves as co-chair of the Lexington County Bar Association
She is fluent in Greek.
Areas of Practice
- Domestic Violence
- Pre-Arrest Investigation
- Criminal Defense
- South Carolina
- U.S. District Court of South Carolina
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Professional Associations and Memberships
South Carolina Bar, Member
Lexington County Bar, Member
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
National College for DUI Defense, Member
Articles by Vicki
View articles on various criminal defense topics written by Vicki Koutsogiannis.
Introduction to Conditional Discharge
Introduction to the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Introduction to the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Part II
The Fifth Amendment Part I