Paul R. Thurmond

Paul R. Thurmond: Attorney with Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes, P.A.
Attorney Awards


Paul R. Thurmond, founding partner, leads the firm's criminal defense practice. Before starting the firm in 2005, he served as an assistant solicitor with the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Charleston, S.C., During that time, he handled over one thousand criminal indictments, from minor infractions to murder, leaving the Solicitor's Office with a 92 percent trial conviction rate. Thurmond has served as a part-time prosecutor for the City of North Charleston. In this role, he predominately handled the City's DUI cases along with other offenses. He also assisted the police department by acting as a instructor for DUI arrest procedures and trained officers on proper procedure regarding constitutionally protected rights. In November 2012, he was elected as a state senator representing District 41, which includes over 70,000 constituents covering both Charleston and parts of Dorchester County, and is currently serving a four year term.

Areas of Practice (59)

  • Assault
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Drug Crimes
  • Expungements
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Parole and probation
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crime
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Capital Offenses
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Death Penalty
  • Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under Influence
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Extortion
  • Extradition
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic DNA
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Science
  • Forgery
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Homicide
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Extradition
  • Mail Fraud
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Search and Seizure
  • Theft
  • Victims' Rights
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping
  • Civil Drug Forfeiture
  • Controlled Substances Law
  • Drug Forfeiture
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
843-534-5454  Phone
803-226-0021  Fax
University Attended:
Vanderbilt University, B.S., 1998
Law School Attended:
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2002
Year of First Admission:
2002, South Carolina
Birth Information:
Greenwood, South Carolina, January 9, 1976
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

Aiken, South Carolina