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Legal Assistance

“This is a cooperative effort between the Charleston Lawyers Club and MUSC Off-Campus Housing” This legal service is for MUSC students only. To obtain legal advice MUSC students may contact an attorney on this list directly to arrange a 20 minute pro bono consultation at a mutually convenient time. If you require additional legal representation, then it is appropriate for you to make the necessary fee arrangements with the attorney.

Notice: The attorneys listed are not employed by MUSC nor are they agents of the University. These attorneys are volunteering their time and talents as part of a time honored tradition of providing limited free legal services. MUSC welcomes and encourages all attorneys to participate but does not screen participating attorneys or endorse their qualifications. This is a private relationship between you and the attorney you choose. MUSC shall not be a party to this relationship and no information gained from this private relationship will be shared with MUSC. You may contact anyone on this list. If for any reason, the selected attorney is unable to assist you, it is appropriate to contact another attorney on this list. Do not contact an attorney if you are already represented by another attorney.

Please send any comments about this program to the MUSC Off-Campus Housing Office. Your suggestions and comments will let us know if the program is of benefit to students and will help us improve the program.

View a copy of the Landlord and Tenant Act.

Participating Attorneys offering Legal Advice 

Ellen H. Babb
Babb Law Firm, LLC148 ½ East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Babb Law Firm
Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Probate, Family Law

Peter Brown
The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A.
749 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Suite A
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Criminal Defense, Workers' Compensation, Traffic Violations, DUI Defense, Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Nursing Home Negligence, Expungements

Richard C. Burke
Burke Law Firm
PO Box 20097
Charleston, SC 29413
843-577-8092 (Fax)
General civil representation, landlord-tenant

Drew Carroll
Joye Law Firm, LLP
5861 Rivers Avenue, Suite 101
North Charleston, SC 29406
Criminal defense, traffic violations

Charleston Legal Access
1630 Meeting Street, Suite 106
Charleston, SC 29406
Civil matters including Housing, Contracts, Civil Rights, Consumer Issues, Tax, Guardianships, Wage Theft, and Victim Rights

Michael Coleman
The Coleman Law Firm
107 West Seventh North Street
Summerville, SC 29483
843-747-1118 (Fax)

D. Jay Davis, Jr.
Young, Clement, Rivers, LLP
28 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
General civil representation
Young, Clements, Rivers
Medical malpractice defense, general civil litigation, wills, practice formation, corporate transactions

Derek F. Dean
Law Offices of Simmons & Dean
147 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 604
Charleston, SC 29412
843-406-9913 (Fax)
General civil representation, landlord-tenant disputes

Joseph P. Griffith, Jr., Esquire
Joe Griffith Law Firm, LLC
7 State Street
Charelston, SC 29401
843-722-6254 (Fax)
Joe Griffith Law Firm
Civil and Criminal Law, Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Personal Injury

Evan Guthrie, Esquire
Evan Guthrie Law Firm
164 Market Street Suite 362
Charleston, SC 29401
Evan Guthrie Law Firm
Estate Planning Probate Divorce Family Law and Wrongful Death and Personal Injury

Sean A. O'Connor
Finkel Law Firm, LLC
3955 Faber Place Drive, Suite 200
Mailing Address: PO Box 225
Charleston, SC 29402
843-577-5135 (Fax)
General civil representation, commercial and real estate litigation, insurance litigation, landlord-tenant disputes

Dale M. Savage
Dale Savage Law Firm, LLC
260 West Coleman Blvd, Suite B
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Dale Savage
Criminal Defense, Family Law and Personal Injury

John P. Seibels, Esq.
The Seibels Law Firm
165-A King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-722-6781 (Fax)
General civil representation; employment, and landlord/tenant law, small business, incorporations

Ms. Chilton Grace Simmons
Hood Law Firm, LLC
172 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29402
843-577-1203 Direct Line
General civil representation, medical malpractice defense, landlord-tenant disputes, general contractual matters

Christopher B. Staubes, III
Clawson & Staubes, LLC
126 Seven Farms Drive
Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29492
843-722-2867 (Fax)
Small business and incorporations

Ms. Denise G. Swope
Swope Law Firm, PA
1535 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Suite E
Charleston, SC 29407
843-852-4929 (Fax)
Family law, wills, general representation, criminal defense

Morgan S. Templeton
Elmore & Wall
145 King Street, Suite 302
Mailing Address: PO Box 1200-29402
Charleston, SC 29401
843-329-9501 (Fax)
General civil litigation, medical malpractice defense

R. Bruce Wallace
Nexsen Pruet, LLC
205 King Street, Suite 400
Mailing Address: PO Box 486-29402
Charleston, SC 29401
843-414-8222 (Fax)
Personal injury, wills, probate estate administration, landlord-tenant, general civil representation

David B. Yarborough, Jr.
Yarborough Applegate LLC
291 East Bay Street, Second Floor
Charleston, SC 29401
Yarborough Applegate
General civil litigation     

Adam D. Young
Adam Young Law Firm
455.5 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Adam Young Law Firm
Personal Injury and Criminal Defense