Recommendation Letter

To whom it may concern: Almost two years ago I was charged with a crime and found myself and my family looking through and talking with lawyers that could represent me and that I could trust with my fate and the fate of my family. After interviewing with and talking with several different lawyer offices throughout South Carolina I was able to find the Shealey brothers’ practice. When sitting down with both brothers there was a calm that I had not felt with any of the other lawyers in the area, who had all either made me feel unsure that they would be willing to take my case as far as it needed to go to get the best outcome or just wanted an extravagant amount of money up front before even willing to enter into an agreement with you. I am happier now more than ever that I was able to find their practice online and went with my instinct that they would be the ones to represent me throughout this time in my life. After nearly two years of them working continuously on my case and presenting my side of the case to the prosecution my case was finally dismissed and records of it are currently in process of being expunged, it was the outcome that no other group or lawyer had even presented. Luke and Brian Shealey did not over promise results, and they didn’t continue to nickel and dime me for extra charges due to the length of time of the case; however what they did do is go what I can only consider above and beyond to make sure that I was taken care of and that my case was seen fairly and justly through to its rightful end. They never made me feel like a criminal (you would be surprised how many do) and always made me feel like a client. I cannot recommend them highly enough, when yours and your family’s life is on the line it helps to have a pair of confident, knowledgeable and honest lawyers to help you through what will be possibly one of the roughest times in your life. I wish them the best in their firm and myself and entire family cannot thank them enough for my case’s dismissal and expungement.

Aaron

Featured Clients

Our son got into trouble during his freshman year at USC, and he had to withdraw from school. On very short notice, we had to engage criminal law counsel in Columbia, SC, which is more than 700 miles from our home in the Northeast.

An Internet search brought us to The Shealey Law Firm. We actually called them the night before our son was due to appear in court in Columbia, SC. Luke Shealey hit the ground running and, over the 18 months that it took to successfully resolve our son’s case, Luke did an outstanding job.

We are very pleased with the professional representation that our son received. Luke was always attentive to our needs, and he always responded promptly to our questions and concerns.

I would not hesitate to recommend The Shealey Law Firm to any person in need of representation.

A Grateful Parent

Review of my experience with the Shealey Law Firm:

To preface this statement I would like to say that I am 100% satisfied with the work that both Brian and Luke did for me regarding my case. After calling several firms in the Columbia area I was told to speak with the Shealey Law Firm. From the first moments of our conversation I had made the decision to hire them for my case. Luke and Brian went out of their way to help me even before officially being hired.

Over the course of nearly three months I spoke with Luke and Brian over the phone and in person regarding my proceedings on a regular basis. They were willing to help me with anything that I needed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are both personable and professional, and were straight forward with me.

Even after a favorable outcome with my case I continue to keep in touch with Luke and Brian. They have continued to give me guidance, even aside from my original legal issues.

I would recommend the Shealey Law Firm to anyone who needs legal guidance and/or legal representation. I have absolutely no complaints about the service that I received from each individual working in their office. I honestly could not have had a better experience.

Jake

Happy Client

I was thrilled with my experience working with Shealey Law firm. I knew that my case was in great hands from my consultation with Brian through to my case being dismissed. Their compassion, kindness, and knowledge made an otherwise stressful scenario much easier. I cant speak highly enough and would recommend them to anyone in need of legal services. Thank you Brian and Luke for everything!

Hillary

Happy Client

I’m overwhelmed with the quality of the services I received from the Shealey Law Firm and the favorable outcome they secured for me. In late afternoon I was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and taken to the county detention center. It was after normal business hours when my wife first spoke with Luke Shealey and he and his brother Brian were on the case immediately. Luke was present for the bond hearing the following morning long before the judge arrived. Before I ever appeared before the judge, Luke had arranged for me to be released on a personal recognizance bond. Following my release the Shealeys walked me thru the process of acquiring a temporary driver’s license and I was able to drive again right away. In the initial meeting with Brian and Luke I was greatly comforted by their caring, calm demeanors and assurances they would help me with achieving favorable results. I was immediately impressed not only with their obvious competence and capability, but also their empathy for me as a fellow human being. Brian and Luke kept me informed and up to date throughout the entire legal process and kept me reassured although I was secretly certain I’d be found guilty.

Brian accompanied me to court and, much to my ecstatic amazement, negotiated with the arresting state trooper who agreed to lower the charges to an offense less than DUI. Brian accomplished that feat long before court was even in session. I and my family will be forever grateful to the Shealey Law Firm for their intervention that altered the course of events away from what could have been dreadful long term results that would not have been reversible in my lifetime given my advanced age. I was faced with a large fine, a forever tarnished driving record, years of costly SR22 auto insurance, and the real possibility of the loss of my professional licensure and the ability to continue with my post retirement job. All of the dire preceding consequences would have occurred at a time when my wife and I were struggling to help finance our daughter thru her final year of college. Without any reservations I would absolutely recommend the Shealey Law Firm to anyone ever in the need of criminal defense.

Lawrence

Happy Client

I came to the Shealey Law Firm in hopes of obtaining legal help from a lawyer that truly cared about me as a person not just another billable client. Upon meeting with Brian and Luke it was immediately apparent that they cared about me and my case just as much as any other case at their Firm. They both became personally invested and treated my case as if it was directly affecting their own well-being. They guided me through the process from start to finish and made me feel comfortable with everything. The best part about working with Brian and Luke is that you get two amazing lawyers not just one! I would highly recommend contacting them with any legal assistance you may need... You will not be disappointed!

Jonathan

Happy Client

I would recommend The Shealey Law Firm to anyone in need of a lawyer the works for you and is not just about the money in their pocket. I was facing a 5 year felony as a single mother, a very scary thing, and with their help was able to have my charge knocked down to a misdemeanor with 6 months conditional probation. I do not think there is any better turn out that could have happened with my case. Now my record will be expunged and I do not have to worry about my one day of bad judgement following me around for life. Luke and Brian do not look at you as criminals as most lawyers would, they look at you as their friends or family and want to see the best outcome for all of their cases. I could not ask for a better group of guys to work for me. Luke has been awesome through all of this even with me freaking out late at night, having to text him he has always been there with the right answer and never lead me to any false information either. I got quoted on my charge from one lawyer wanting over $10,000 for my case and he himself said best he could do would be to serve half the 5 year term. I’m glad I did not settle for that and went to Luke and Brian where they have given me a second chance, Thank you guys for everything, and I would send anyone I know looking for a lawyer to their firm and would know that they would be in good hands. Brittany is also great help when the guys are tied up in courts and she goes above and beyond to get the answers you need.

Danielle

Happy Client

I cannot recommend Brian, Luke, and Brittany highly enough. If you require the services of a criminal defense attorney, you are experiencing a stressful situation. Relying on a less than stellar attorney will only compound the problem. Choose wisely.

I met with several attorneys before meeting with Luke and Brian. The Shealeys were obviously more than competent, and I just felt like they were my guys. And they were. I could not have made a better choice. I found them to be compassionate and professional at all times. They were always available to answer any questions I had. They communicated clearly to me what I needed to do and kept me informed of the status of my case. I was very happy with the outcome of my case, the charge was dismissed.

I think they really believe in what they are doing, and they are excellent at it. Again, I cannot overstate my satisfaction.

Ann

Happy Client

I wanted express my heartfelt thanks for Luke Shealey’s excellent work on behalf of my daughter. As you can imagine, having your daughter in need of legal help when you live 400 miles away can be nerve racking. I was referred to Luke and he never disappointed. He clearly laid out the situation we had and explained what typical outcomes were. As the case progressed, Luke was able to reach an outcome that we did not expect, all charges dropped. I can’t recommend Luke or his staff strongly enough.

Brian

Happy Client

The Shealey Law Firm is an exceptional firm with two world class lawyers who not only are some of the best at their job ( their resume speaks for itself) helping me out beyond my expectations, they were also very patient and understanding with my personal growth while giving me incredible representation for such a low price. I highly recommend them for anyone needing great representation with understanding and caring people who want to fight for you!

Celab

Happy Client

Satisfied Clients

Shealey Law handled our son's misdemeanor with tremendous expertise, local knowledge and discretion. We were very relieved with the fair result

Angela

Client

Brian & Luke Shealey exceeded all expectations that I needed for my case. Hands down they are the best criminal defense lawyers in Columbia, SC. They became more than just lawyers, they are real good friends and I love to see them work. Thank you for everything.

Adrian

Client

Brian & Luke are an outstanding team of Defense Counselors. I would recommend them to anyone and they will fight to prove your innocence. They are very reasonable on your pockets and very compassionate in their jobs. Their staff also gave their all in assisting with the Defense of our son. Thanks to the Shealey Law Firm, justice was served. Job Well Done!

Gloria

Client

I never thought that I would find myself in need of legal services; however, when I did, a friend referred me to Luke Shealey and I haven’t regretted it a day since. My case was dismissed before it ever even made it to court. Mr. Shealey also worked out a payment plan with me in which he has displayed a tremendous amount of patience. If I should ever find myself in need of any legal services again I will choose no other than the Shealey Law Firm. Thanks Mr. Shealey! Luke Shealey is the way to go!

Amanda

Client

I strongly recommend to friends and family, Shealey Law Firm for your Legal Services. From start to finish they have been great. Words can't express my gratitude. Thank you Luke & Brian

Anthony

Client

I would like to take the time to thank Luke and Brian. I was very afraid, and very confused. When I entered their office, immediately I was reassured that my life was not over. Facing prison time and separation form my family was almost too much to handle. These guys are the most amazing attorneys that I have ever met. They kept me comfortable and I could not have ever dreamed of a better outcome of a bad situation! I would like to thank them for saving my life. Really, they saved me from separation form my most precious gift, my disabled son, who would be lost without his mom. Thank You Guys! You are the bomb!!!

Narlene

Client

There is not a single negative word that can be said about the Shealey Law Firm. From the day of my first visit with them I was put at ease and all my worries were completely diminished. The care and time they took on my case gave me great confidence that I would arrive at nothing but a positive outcome. I could not have asked for a better group of individuals to have handled my case.

Bridget

Client

My family would like to thank Mr. Luke Shealey for a superior job well done! Luke represented our daughter on a parole hearing and Luke was awesome! This was a great experience for our family during this time of need, and if you need a good lawyer we recommend the Shealey Law Firm.

The Geter Family

Client

Mr. Luke A. Shealey is a very professional lawyer that not only works hard for his clients but also cares about you. He will provide you with a free consult to hear your side and then give you his advice of what he will do if you hire him. I must say he went above and beyond what I expected. The day after I had my free consult I decided to go pay the money to hire him as my attorney. That morning the cops showed up at my house and arrested me for a criminal domestic violence warrant. My wife called and got in touch with him on my behalf. I was out that afternoon on a PR bond and the automatic no contact provision was waived by the judge. This is rare to happen and everyone in the jail was surprised. The case was dismissed today and the charges will be removed off my record.

James

Client

The Shealey Law Firm was incredible in helping me in court. Both Luke and Brian kept in touch with me throughout the entirety of the case. The Shealey Law Firm kept both my family and I at ease and helped us through it. They are a team that you can trust and they will work hard for anyone. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case and I know that I will be coming back for any other type of legal consultation in the future. The Shealey Law Firm is the only one I trust!

Daniel

Client

I just wanted to say thank you and your law firm for assisting my son and I on his case. Without your help, I am not sure where we would be or what my son's future would have been. Because of your help, he is definitely headed to the Army, and I could not be more sad, happy, and excited as we start our new journey. You will never know how much you are appreciated!!

This was our first time ever needing an attorney and y’all were awesome!! I couldn't have asked for a better Law Firm to represent us and ya’ll went above and beyond for us. The firm eased us through the legal process and navigated us through to the other side with great satisfactory and amazing results! Thank you!

I am glad to know that if I ever need an attorney again, I can count on you first!!

SHEALEY LAW FIRM ROCKS!!

Devana

Client

Luke did and awesome job with my case! He was always easy to get in contact with and got the job done. I would easily use him again.

Talor

Client

Brian Shealey of the Shealey law firm is as professional as a lawyer can be. I had entrusted him with my case and from the beginning until its closing, Brian did not waiver in his confidence of a successful outcome on my end. If ever I have any issues that require legal counsel, I will not hesitate to contact Brian of Shealey law firm. My hat is off to them. Thank you Brian for your hardwork and dedication.

v/r Sgt James R. Smyrnios
SCNG

Mr. Luke Shealey was very professional in representing my case. He provided exceptional service and was very knowledgeable in criminal law. Mr. Shealey returned emails and other forms of communication expeditiously along with keeping me informed of every aspect of my case.

He guided me through every step and gave me advice in the best interest of my case. He went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable with every legal decision before proceeding, and he's very caring about his clients which is hard to come by. I would highly recommend him.

Karen

Client

Luke and Brian are excellent lawyers who have helped me immensely and helped me to receive extremely favorable results in my case. They helped criminally, civilly, and at the university level. They obviously are well versed in their field to be able to help at all of those levels so significantly. I would recommend them to anyone who may be looking for legal counsel. They are diligent, hardworking, and personable lawyers with years of experience within their field that has allowed them to make great connections as well. They are the best!

Austin

Client

Throughout my entire legal process, the Shealey Law office was always eager to help me and answer any questions that I had. They were always very nice and professional.

The fees were very reasonable. I could not have asked for a better outcome to my situation. The Shealey’s knew the law, they told me what to expect and that’s what I got! They make it look easy, but I assure you it is not!

I’m very grateful and pleased with the team at the Shealey law offices!

J. Helton

Client

The Shealey Law Firm did an excellent job on my case. They took me on as a client on short notice the day of my arraignment. Mr. Shealey did everything he could to make it from Columbia to Camden for the arraignment. From that point on the Shealey's promoted a holistic approach to the case that would take care of each of the three charges brought against me. Using this holistic approach we were able to cut a deal with the Solicitor to have my DUI charge dropped to a reckless driving, which would in turn make me eligible for PTI to expunge the two drug related charges I was facing. But their assistance did not stop there. They immediately pushed for me to be able to start the PTI process as soon as possible. Within two days I was able to meet with the PTI Director and apply, a process that normally takes a couple of weeks. The Shealey brothers constantly worked to ensure that me, my parents, and them were all on the same page throughout the process. I would highly recommend the Shealey Law Firm and will use them again if the need ever arises.

Sean M.

Client

After firing the first attorney in Aiken, I did my research and found the Shealey Law Firm. My grandson was charged with attempted murder and was not guilty. Because of the nature of what was at stake, after talking to both Luke and Brian Shealey, I knew they had the necessary skill level and experience needed to defend the case. They have experience with the state and local rules and laws of court as criminal defense attorneys. Even though they came into the case behind another attorney, they immediately got to work with a sound defense strategy and my grandson's charges were dismissed. The entire staff were always professional and respectful to the family and my grandson. The paralegal was very competent and empathetic. Their fee was reasonable and they were flexible about payment schedules. If you ever need a criminal attorney in a serious situation I highly recommend The Shealey Law Firm

Pamela

Client

Luke Shealey, of the Shealey Law Firm, handled a criminal case for my family. The expert and flawless method in which they closed this case astonished us. Undeniably, they accomplished a result far greater than anything we could have rationally anticipated or dared to hope would have transpired. In the future, if I ever need a personal or criminal attorney again, I will unquestionably call upon the Shealey Law Firm because I have complete confidence in their decision-making abilities, as well as their proficiency.


Charles

Client

I hired The Shealey Law Firm to handle an auto accident case for me. They were extremely attentive to my case, making sure every detail was taken care of. Both Brian and Luke always made sure I understood each aspect of my case, and that all of my questions were answered. We got an incredibly favorable result, and I know I wouldn’t have gotten that outcome without them on my side.

Brittany

Client

Mr. Shealey, it is important you know that you are an excellent attorney, and not just because you had the case dismissed. It is because you know what you are doing and care; i.e. you’re honest, up front, kind, professional and took initiative. When we first spoke, as you may know, I was “livid” due to feeling misrepresented by a prior attorney. Your demeanor on the phone and calming words after our first conversation assured me I was in "good hands.” You earned my trust, so thank you again for what you do and simply being great.

Tiffany

Client

I have nothing but the highest praise for the Shealey Law Firm. Brian and Luke are very professional and dedicated to helping their clients. Brian was always available to answer my questions and address my concerns. My DUI case was very challenging and they worked tirelessly on my case which resulted in my case being dismissed. Also, a special thanks to Brittany, their paralegal who was very helpful. I highly recommend the Shealey Law Firm.

Neal

Client

I sought out the legal services of this law firm during a troubling time in my life. I met with a few firms, none of which demonstrated their level of commitment and professionalism. From the lawyers to the paralegals, they were always available for any questions and concerns. I loved the outcome of my case and I fully recommend them for anyone in need of their services.

Brenda

Client

These folks are among the most professional people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Not only did they spend over two years of their time making sure that I got the best outcome possible from my accident, but they were always there to answer questions, provide updates and to simply talk to on a personal level throughout the process. I cannot recommend them more highly and I am absolutely convinced that I could not have had a better team on my side! I will never call anyone else --if needed-- and I recommend that anyone else starts their research right here with Luke, Brian and the Shealey staff!!!

John

Client

Dear Mr. Shealey,

I am writing this letter in regard to expungement services you provided for me in 2017. I uncovered a couple misdemeanor infractions on my record when I applied for my Global Entry Card in 2017. These infractions occurred nearly 30 years ago while I was in college.

I reached out to your firm to understand if there were any options I may have around these infractions and potentially having them expunged from my record. While there were some unique circumstances around the potential for expungement, you took the time to research, question local courts and plot a course of action in my best interest. I am very pleased that the resultant outcome was to have these infractions removed from my record through the expungement process. I am confident this could not have happened without your attention to the infractions, matters of law, and persuasive counsel.

It was a pleasure working with you and Brittany on this matter and I appreciate the attention and services that you provided me in timely resolution of my concerns. I am confident in your knowledge of South Carolina Law and that you work diligently to resolve your client’s concerns. Thank you for your attention to my concerns and I could not be more pleased with the outcome you secured in this matter.

J

Client