CO-FOUNDER SHEALEY LAW FIRM
In 2006 Luke Shealey began working as an Assistant Public Defender in Columbia, SC, where he would diligently represent indigent clients on criminal cases for seven years. Mr. Shealey was a tireless advocate for his clients, and for the majority of his time as a public defender he represented only the most serious crimes. Luke has taken countless cases to trial with exceptional results, earning an uncanny amount of not guilty verdicts to include murder, all levels of assault, domestic violence, kidnapping and driving under the influence cases.
Luke was a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, GA in 2008, and in 2012 he taught trial advocacy to the inaugural class of the South Carolina Defense College. He has also presented on the topics of Stand Your Ground and Castle Immunity at the annual Public Defender Association conference. In 2013, Luke was appointed to his first death penalty case, and he and the other team members were successful in securing a life sentence in this high-profile cop shooting case. Luke is a partner at The Shealey Law Firm, and the firm makes it a priority to represent indigent and juvenile clients charged with the most serious offenses.
Luke has trained in the Colorado Method of Capital Voir Dire at the Colorado School of Law and also in death penalty defense at the Santa Clara University School of Law. Luke has also served as a visiting faculty member at the National Criminal Defense College, and frequently teaches trial practice skills to local lawyers. Luke strives to provide powerful representation, and his vast courtroom experience allows him to achieve maximum results for his clients.
Luke is admitted to practice in all South Carolina State and Federal Courts, as well as the US Supreme Court.
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