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Gary Martin Frazier

Gary Martin Frazier

Personalized service, individualized attention, and reasonable rates.
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • South Carolina
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A native of Virginia, I have lived off and on in the Upstate of South Carolina since 1989, the year I graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA with a Master’s degree in theology. After seminary I worked at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and as a youth pastor at a rural Presbyterian church near Asheville, NC. In 1991 I went to South Africa for further graduate studies at Potchefstroom University. While there I completed a thesis on Sabbath observance in the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition. At that time F. W. de Klerk was the chancellor of Potchefstroom in addition to being the State President of South Africa. I was there during De Klerk’s historic first referendum that ultimately led to the demise of apartheid in South Africa.

When I returned from South Africa I worked for over two years as a private tutor in New England and then enrolled in law school at the University of Mississippi, where I graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1998. While at Ole Miss I clerked for Judge Barry Ford in Tupelo, MS and published an article on compulsive gambling and the ADA in the national Gaming Law Review. My first exposure to the actual practice of Family Law came during my third year in law school when I successfully prosecuted my own divorce case.

After law school I took a job as Managing Editor at one of the largest independent book publishers in the South located in Columbus, MS. I moved back to the Upstate in 2000 and worked as a freelance editor and web publisher, and in hotel management. I have been licensed to practice law in the state of South Carolina since 2006.

I believe my wide background and varied life experiences, including several years working with youth as a counselor and pastor, allow me to bring a unique perspective to the practice of Family Law.

University of Mississippi
J.D. (1998) | Law
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Potchefstroom University
Graduate Studies
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Westminster Theological Seminary
M.A. (1989) | Theology & Apologetics
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King College
B.A. (1985) | Philosophy & Religion
Honors: Cum Laude
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Princeton Theological Seminary
Graduate Studies
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Articles & Publications
Compulsive Gambling and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Gaming Law Review
Speaking Engagements
SC Bar Free Legal Clinics, Spartanburg, SC
South Carolina Bar Association Pro Bono Program
Public lectures on family law sponsored by the SC Bar.
Board Certified Family Court Mediator
SC Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification
Professional Associations
South Carolina State Bar
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
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  • Free Consultation
    Initial phone consultation is free.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Websites & Blogs
My web site.
Contact & Map
430 Oak Grove Rd, Suite 5
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Telephone: (864) 431-3455