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Meet Our Founding Attorney James R. Snell, Jr.

James R. Snell, Jr.

Attorney

Ready to Put His Experience to Work for You Lexington, SC Criminal Defense Lawyer James R. Snell, Jr.

As a lifelong resident of South Carolina, Attorney James R. Snell founded the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC in his home state. Since opening his office in downtown Lexington, South Carolina, Mr. Snell has represented clients throughout South Carolina in felony as well as misdemeanor criminal cases. Additionally, he has tried cases to verdict in all types of courts, including:

  • General Sessions
  • Common Pleas
  • Probate
  • Family Court
  • The Administrative Law Court

Background

Before founding the firm, Attorney Snell attended Limestone College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree, graduating with honors. Following the completion of his undergraduate coursework, he attended the University of South Carolina School of Law where he graduated with his Juris Doctorate. James Snell recently released the 3rd edition of his book, "Challenging CDV". First published in 2014, this is the book written on the topic of South Carolina domestic violence law and defense strategies. It has now been expanded and updated for 2022.

Due to his tremendous efforts and diligence, Attorney Snell has received a 10/10 "Superb" rating from Avvo and has been recognized by Super Lawyers.

When you hire Mr. Snell you can know that he will:

  • Listen to you to understand your circumstances and your goals
  • Give you honest answers to your questions and a realistic assessment of your case
  • Only work to achieve your goals and objectives, and not that of the police or prosecution
  • Remain accessible to you throughout the duration of your case

To schedule your confidential consultation to meet personally with Mr. Snell contact his office today at (803) 359-3301.

Admitted to Practice Before

  • The United States District Court
  • The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • The United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Recognized as a "Diplomat" for the National Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Columbia Business Monthly "Legal Elite"
  • Best of "Criminal Defense" by readers of Lexington Life Magazine (5 years in a row)
  • Recognized by SuperLawyers
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer for South Carolina
  • National College for DUI Defense, General Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Member
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Lexington County Bar Association, Past-President
  • South Carolina Bar Fee Dispute Board, Member
  • Certified South Carolina Circuit Court Mediator
  • Certified South Carolina Circuit and Family Court Arbitrator

Areas of Practice

Community Involvement

Mr. Snell and his office are actively involved in local affairs. Mr. Snell was recently recognized by the Town of Lexington for ten years of service as a member of the Board of Building Code Appeals. He was previously a member of Alumni Board of Directors for Limestone College. Additionally, every month his office makes a donation to a worthy charitable cause. He is also the author of the book Challenging CDV written on the topic of South Carolina domestic violence defense, and has an upcoming publication on DUI defense. James Snell also holds the 11th and 3rd Judicial Circuit Chair of the South Carolina Fee Dispute Committee.

Education

  • Harvard University, A.L.M. - Field of Management
  • Harvard University, Graduate Certificate
  • Limestone College, B.S.
  • University of South Carolina, J.D.

Contact Information

123 Harmon Street
Lexington, South Carolina 29072


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Former Client Experiences

  • Thank you for all that you do!

    Drew C.

  • “Kind, caring, and courteous”

    Brittany T.

  • “I would highly recommend Mr. Snell, should you be seeking legal counsel in SC.”

    Former Client

  • “Thanks to you and your staff, a heavy burden has been lifted off my shoulders, and I can't thank you enough.”

    Former Client

  • “The customer service is the greatest I've personally seen within a law office”

    Ben N.

  • Best of Lexington Life for 2020
  • Super Lawyers
  • Lawyer.com Premium Rating
  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating - Top Attorney Criminal Defense
  • Better Business Bureau - Accredited Business
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - The National Trial Lawyers
  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating - Top Attorney DUI

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