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Lionel Lofton

Lionel Lofton

Lofton & Lofton PC
  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury...
  • South Carolina
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Summary

Lionel S. Lofton was born and raised in McClellanville, South Carolina, where he still resides. He received his juris doctorate from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1971 and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar the same year. While in law school, Mr. Lofton worked as a law clerk in the United States Attorney's Office. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Lofton was immediately hired as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina. He was the first and only attorney in South Carolina named as an Assistant United States Attorney directly out of law school. He served in that capacity in the Criminal Division from 1971 to February of 1983. During this time, Mr. Lofton took a six-month leave of absence from the United States Attorney's Office to serve as legal advisor to his friend, former Governor James B. Edwards. In recognition of his service, Governor Edwards awarded Mr. Lofton with The Order of the Palmetto in 1978.

In 1983, after twelve years as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Lofton left the United States Attorney's Office and opened his own private practice in Charleston, South Carolina. His experience and tenure in the United States Attorney's Office facilitated the development of not only a statewide, but also a national practice, representing those accused of involvement in serious criminal activity and representing those injured as a result of the negligence of others. Mr. Lofton's roots have always been in the South Carolina lowcountry.

Mr. Lofton still lives in his hometown of McClellanville, a small coastal fishing village not far from downtown Charleston.

Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1971)
Campbell University
B.A. (1967)
Professional Experience
Attorney
Lofton & Lofton PC
Current
Assistant United States Attorney
District of South Carolina
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Awards
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America – Personal Injury Litigation and Criminal Defense
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyer - Medical Malpractice, Criminal Defense
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
American Association for Justice
Member
Current
South Carolina Association for Justice
Member
Current
National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
Current
South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
Current
Charleston County Bar Association
Member
Current
South Carolina Bar Association
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
South Carolina State Bar
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Personal Injury
  • White Collar Crime
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Lionel S. Lofton Website Profile
Website
Lofton & Lofton PC Website
Contact & Map
Lofton & Lofton PC
225 Seven Farms Dr
#109
Charleston, SC 29492
USA
Telephone: (843) 722-6319
Fax: (843) 722-6372