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Susan E. Williams

Susan E. Williams

Law Office of Susan E. Williams
  • Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, White Collar Crime...
  • South Carolina
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I Am a Native South Carolinian I grew up on the rural outskirts in the midlands of South Carolina. Growing up I enjoyed fishing for bream, bass, and catfish. A good day in the country was spent riding bikes, eating boiled peanuts, swimming in the Edisto River, and tending to Brahma cows. I attended a small high school and my focus was always furthering my education. Why I Pursued Law After graduating from high school, I went on to the University of South Carolina, proud to be a Gamecock fan. Shortly after my freshman year I was held up at gunpoint and carjacked. It was a frightening ordeal, but in the end I "made lemonade out of lemons" and decided to pursue a career in Criminal Justice. I completed an internship in the SC State House and another internship at the Richland County Drug Court. I was so excited about the prospect of being a lawyer that I graduated in three and a half years from USC with a 3.7 GPA by taking summer school courses (that, combined with my AP credits from high school). I always had some kind of part time job. I babysat before I was old enough to work. I was incredibly driven and realized quickly the harder I worked, the more I accomplished. I worked in a small ladies clothing store, Hallmark card stores, was an academic tutor in college, helped students with disabilities, had holiday employment at the mall, and even landed a job as a courier at a small law firm (Tompkins and McMaster Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina). That little law firm had some powerful lawyers that encouraged and inspired me. I ended up getting into law school and I knew I would be happy doing exactly what I enjoyed. And I was right. I was the first lawyer, and first lady lawyer in the history of my family. And I wasn't finished making history. Hard work pays off.

University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Member, Honor Council
Activities: Member, Environmental Law Journal
University of South Carolina - Columbia
B.S. (1998) | Criminal Justice
Honors: 3.7 overall GPA, Graduated in 3.5 years, with honors, Cum Laude
Activities: Alpha Chi Omega National Sorority, Academic Tutor- Office of Students with Disabilities, Academic Tutor- SC Athletics Program
Professional Experience
Law Office of Susan E. Williams
- Current
Trusted advisor for people who are in trouble with law enforcement.
Prosecutor-criminal domestic violence and other crimes
Dorchester County Solicitor's Office
Prosecuted and tried criminal cases.
Articles & Publications
Getting Back on the Road After an Alcohol Related Incident
Helping At-Risk Youth: Preventing Juvenile Delinquency
How Has the #Metoo Movement Impacted Allegations of Domestic Violence
Is your loved one suffering from alcoholism?
DUI Checkpoints: do they make the roads safer?
Signs of Domestic Violence & Abuse
5 Defenses to a DUI case in SC
SC Field Sobriety Tests: How Breathalyzers Work
SC Field Sobriety Tests: Part 3: One Leg Stand
SC Field Sobriety Tests: Part 2: The Walk and Turn Test
SC Field Sobriety Tests: Part 1: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
What to expect at a federal sentencing hearing
Step by Step DUI Process
Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Overview of White Collar Crime charges in SC
Top 17 Questions about Federal Drug Charges
Embezzlement in SC: Charges and Penalties
8 Questions about Electronic Monitoring in SC
Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in SC
Arraignments in SC Federal Court
Armed Robbery in SC
SC Youthful Offender Act (YOA) in SC
10 Common Questions about House Arrest in SC
Grand Larceny in SC: Punishments and Penalties
ABC's of Suppression Hearings
ABC's of Suppression Hearings
Crack Cocaine 101
Heroin charges in SC: Everything you need to know
Everything you need to know about cocaine charges in SC
Everything you need to know about Meth charges in SC
All you need to know about Marijuana charges in South Carolina
9 Questions about Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in SC
Rights at DUI checkpoints and Roadblocks in SC
What to do if there is a warrant out for your arrest in SC
How to get a no contact order dropped in a domestic violence case in SC
20 popular questions about shoplifting in SC
How much are court costs in SC?
What is a pretrial conference in SC?
What is a preliminary hearing in SC?
How Expungement Works in SC
9 Popular Questions about Assault and Battery in SC
What happens after a DUI arrest in SC?
What happens after a DUI arrest in SC?
"NEW" SC LAW on Domestic Violence (CDV)
Top 20 most asked questions about SC drug charges
10 Things Clients need to know
What is the Miranda Rule in SC?
Top 16 Questions Answered about Juvenile Charges in SC
Your Questions Answered about Bond Hearings in SC
Can I get a CDV charge dropped in SC?
DUI fines and penalties in SC
Court Costs: An Added Cost for DUI's in SC
Will I go to jail if I am convicted of DUI?
Is a DUI a felony or misdemeanor in SC?
How long is your license suspended for a DUI in SC?
How much is the fine for Driving Under the Influence in SC?
Speaking Engagements
DUI Field Sobriety Tests, Momentum: DWI and DUI Advocacy, Myrtle Beach, SC
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Was selected to be a CLE speaker for attorneys in SC and NC. Spoke on the topic of DUI Field Sobriety Tests.
Goals for Young Women, Summerville, SC
Pinelands Group Home
Motivational speaker for young women in a group home.
Juveniles in the Court System, Charleston School of Law
Charleston School of Law
Cum Laude (with honors)
University of South Carolina
Awarded at graduation from the University of South Carolina at Columbia for an overall 3.7 GPA.
Professional Associations
South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers
Dorchester County Bar Association
Charleston County Bar Association
Francis Willis SPCA
Former Board Member
South Carolina Bar Association # 70217
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SC Department of Natural Resources
Activities: volunteered to help endangered species.
Women's Club
Activities: Club meets once a month with a key note speaker.
United States District Court for the District of SC Criminal Justice Act
Panel Attorney
Activities: Providing quality criminal defense representation in federal court to indigent clients.
Summerville Chamber of Commerce
Fraternal Order of Police, Tri-County Lodge
Activities: Provide quality representation for members of the Fraternal Order of Police
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
Federal Circuit
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Accept cash, cashier's check, and money orders.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Municipal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Areas
  • Drug Forfeitures/ Drug Seizures
  • Criminal defense
  • Marijuana, Meth, Cocaine, Crack, Prescription Drugs, Ectasy, Molly, Bath Salts
  • Weapons on School Grounds, Disturbing Schools
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Hit and Run
  • Forgery, Grand Larceny, Possession of Stolen Goods
  • Bank Fraud
  • Federal Drug Trafficking Cases
  • Drug cases
  • Heroin, Crank
  • Underage Drinking, Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Expungements
  • Implied Consent Hearings
  • Probation Violations
  • Firearms violations, Unlawful Carrying of a Handgun, Obliterated Serial Number,
  • Assault and Battery
  • Federal Drug Conspiracies
  • Burglaries, Shoplifting, Larceny
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Costs of a DUI
Will I go to jail if I am convicted of DUI?
Criminal Domestic Violence Law in SC
How can I get a Criminal Domestic Violence charge dropped in SC?
Everything you need to know about Meth Charges in SC
Contact & Map
Law Office of Susan E. Williams
207 East 3rd North Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Telephone: (843) 607-9800
Fax: (843) 821-0031