Why my experience matters
“I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.”
Those are the words of Patrick Henry. Not nearly as memorable as “Give me Liberty or Give me Death,” but very important in this day and age as we talk about experience. Our almost unlimited access to information via the Internet makes almost anyone an expert if they watch enough videos. The two “almosts” in that sentence mean a tremendous amount to your business and life.
Almost is pretty good most of the time, but is “almost” acceptable when you are in court facing a judge and a jury? The answer is no. Almost doesn’t cut it. That is where experience matters. The legal profession is a field that almost every person on the street possesses some semblance of knowledge of, but almost no real practical experience. That is why hiring an experienced attorney matters. Unlike most other professions, law is not something you can pick up from a YouTube video. You need a lawyer who knows what to do and how to solve your problems.
While my law firm is new to South Carolina, my experience is what matters:
· I spent more than 10 years as a federal prosecutor routinely investigating and prosecuting drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) operating in the United States and internationally. In addition to drug distribution, members of these DTOs engaged in white collar crimes, money laundering crimes, public corruption, and firearms offenses.
· I served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, where I supervised nine Assistant U.S. Attorneys and approved almost all negotiations they entered into on behalf of the United States and represented the United States in many cases on appeal before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
· I was the Lead Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Attorney for the United States in the State of South Carolina.
· I routinely worked with and led federal agents in long-term investigations of targets in South Carolina, California, Alaska, Mexico, and most places in between.
· From 2011 through 2019, I have served as an Adjunct Professor of Administrative Law at Clemson University.
· I served as an Assistant Solicitor 13th Circuit Solicitor's Office where I prosecuted DUI, murder, armed robbery, and other violent crime cases in Greenville County from 2002 through 2007.
My almost 20 years in law is the experience you need to win. Due to my experience, I know what actions to take in each of my clients' cases and how to quickly work toward the best possible results for him or her. Trust In experience.