For challenging legal matters of family law, criminal defense, and personal injury it is important to have experienced downtown Charleston lawyers to guide you to an effective and satisfactory resolution. At the downtown Charleston law firm of McCoy & Stokes, LLC, our lawyers have extensive experience at trial and in negotiations with spouses, prosecutors, other attorneys, and insurance companies.
Charleston criminal defense lawyer,Peter M. McCoy, Jr. and divorce lawyer Joshua P. Stokes, understand that clients need advice and answers that will help them understand the legal process, feel confident in their representation during their legal troubles, and will, ultimately, help the client achieve their overall goals. Our downtown lawyers will show you how to effectively and efficiently achieve a resolution in your case that meets your objectives in even the most challenging of situations. In every case, we will make sure that you understand the decisions that are made and that your expectations are accurate.
Experienced Charleston Attorneys
In South Carolina, we handle legal matters that include:
- Family law, including separation, divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony, property division, and other related matters;
- Criminal defense in both state courts and federal court, including DUIs, BUIs, other alcohol related offenses such as Minor in Possession or Open Containers, drug charges, and violent crimes; and
- Personal injury, including automobile accidents, premises liability issues, and medical malpractice claims.
Every case is important to us at McCoy & Stokes, LLC, and we work closely with all of our clients to ensure we understand the client’s goals and that those goals are reasonable given their particular legal issue. If you are facing criminal charges, have been badly injured, or are involved in a divorce or other family law matter, you need an attorney who values his relationship with you, clearly understands the legal and personal stakes involved in your case, and can help you achieve the resolution you are seeking. At the law firm of McCoy & Stokes, LLC, each of our attorneys and our staff want to establish a one-on-one relationship with you so that we fully understand the circumstances of your case and we can assist you in acheiving the best possible legal result in an efficient and productive manner.
Criminal Defense, Family Law & Injury Attorneys
Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr. began his legal career in the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Charleston County, prosecuting a wide range of crimes. Since leaving the Solicitor’s Office, Mr. McCoy’s practice has focused on the defense of criminal charges from misdemeanors to aggravated felonies in both state and federal courts and exceptionally varied personal injury claims. Mr. McCoy’s experience as a prosecutor and proven ability in the courtroom allows him to offer representation that is highly effective in helping our clients secure the best possible resolution of their cases.
Attorney Joshua P. Stokes has represented countless individuals in separation, divorce, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, property distribution, and adoption actions in the Family Court throughout South Carolina. While family law has been the primary focus of Mr. Stokes’ practice since its inception, Mr. Stokes also spends significant time in the criminal courts of South Carolina safeguarding the rights of individuals facing criminal charges. Whether you are facing a potential custody battle, criminal domestic violence charge, or other family law issue or criminal charge, Mr. Stokes strives to ensure that each client is fully informed of their rights and obligations and completely satisfied with the resolution reached in their case.
Attorney J. Thomas Thompson joined McCoy & Stokes, LLC as an associate attorney in the Fall of 2012. Mr. Thompson’s practice focuses primarily on criminal defense and personal injury claims. Mr. Thompson’s approach to representing his clients and his desire to reach a succesful resolution for each client have been heavily influenced by his judicial clerkship under the Honorable Stephanie P. McDonald.