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John O'Leary

John O'Leary

O'Leary Associates, P.A.
  • Criminal Law, Products Liability, DUI & DWI...
  • Florida, Michigan, South Carolina
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Summary

John is a 1966 History graduate of The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina; earning his J.D. in 1969 from the University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan. In addition, John attended graduate school at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (1970). He is a member of the State Bar Associations of South Carolina, Florida, and Michigan. Currently, John has offices in Columbia and Edisto Beach, South Carolina handling primarily DUI, drug cases, and criminal matters. He often testifies as an expert witness in police procedures, high speed chases, and other law enforcement practices. John serves as Counsel for the South Carolina Trooper's Association, assisting troopers with employment issues. He has served as a trainer to Federal Law Enforcement throughout the United States on the issue of High Speed chases and presents at state legal and judicial seminars on DUI and law enforcement issues. John joined the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, Columbia, SC staff in late 1973; serving as Staff Attorney and Legal instructor until his appointment as Director in 1982 serving until January 1988 when he opened his own law office.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Products Liability
  • DUI & DWI
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Juvenile Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30 minute initial consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent Fees are only for civil litigation.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Criminal cases generally carry a flat fee based upon the charge(s) plus costs incurred.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Michigan
South Carolina
4th Circuit
6th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President/Attorney
O'Leary Associates, P.A.
- Current
Offices in Columbia and Edisto Island. Services as Counsel for the South Carolina Troopers' Association
Legal Coordinator
Detroit Police Department
- Current
Director
South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
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Staff Attorney & Legal Instructor
South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
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Education
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
J.D. (1969) | Law
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The Citadel
B.A. (1966) | History
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Professional Associations
Palmetto State Law Enforcement Officers Association
Member
Current
N.A.A.C.P.
Member
Current
Fraternal Order of Police
Member
Current
Urban League
Member
Current
American Corrections Association
Associate Member
Current
Lexington County Law Enforcement Officers' Association
Member
Current
National Sheriffs' Association
Associate Member
Current
South Carolina Sheriffs' Association
Member
Current
National Association of State Directors of Law Enforcement Training
Board of Directors (4 years), President '86-'87
Current
South Carolina Corrections' Association
Board of Directors '83-'84
Current
International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training
President - 1987
Current
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Active Life Member
Current
Activities: Chairman, Legal Officers' Section - 1977 Immediate Past Chairman - 1978 Ex Officio - Executive Committee - 1977
Gamma Eta Gamma Legal Fraternity
Current
Americans for Effective Law Enforcement
Current
American Association for Justice
Current
South Carolina Association for Justice
Current
National District Attorneys Association
Current
South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers' Association
Fourth Vice President 1987
Current
South Carolina State Bar
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
O'Leary Associates, PA
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Contact & Map
O'Leary Associates, P.A.
Main Office - by appointment
714 Calhoun St
Columbia, SC 29201
USA
Telephone: (803) 779-5556
Cell: (803) 920-1879
Fax: (803) 252-7515
O'Leary Associates, P.A.
Edisto Office - by appointment
401 Pompano
Edisto Island, SC 29438
USA
Telephone: (803) 869-4147
Cell: (803) 920-1879
Fax: (803) 252-7515