Paul R. Thurmond

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Charleston, SC

Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes, P.A.
 | 15 Middle Atlantic Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-937-8000
Fax: 843-937-4200
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

Paul R. Thurmond is a criminal defense attorney in Charleston, SC with more than a decade of experience in criminal law, including DUI, drug, assault and white collar crimes. Paul is a founding partner in the law firm of Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes, leading its criminal law practice. With courtroom experience from both sides of the aisle, Paul has served as an assistant solicitor in Charleston, SC; an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston; prosecutor for the City of North Charleston, State Senator; and Municipal Court Judge. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense (20%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Misdemeanor, Criminal Domestic Violence

General Litigation (10%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%): White Collar Crime

Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Misdemeanor, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015

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About Paul Thurmond

Admitted: 2002, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”, 2018
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”, 2017
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Compleat Lawyer Award, 2016
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney, 2015
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”, 2014
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”, 2013
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”, 2012
  • Forty Under Forty by the Charleston Business Journal , 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Municipal Court Judge - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 2019
  • South Carolina State Senator: Paul Thurmond 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., 2012
  • Charleston County Council, Elected Vice-Chairman, 2009
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 
  • Charleston County Council, 2006
  • District Court of South Carolina 
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina, 2002

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Sworn in as Municipal Court Judge , 2019
  • Riley Institute Diversity Fellow 
  • Rotary of St. Andrews
  • Member of East Cooper Baptist Church
  • Chairman of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, served on CARTA, the Council of Governments, the Charleston County Aviation Authority, and the Magistrates Oversight Committee
  • Thurmond survived the ballot fiasco to win convincingly the South Carolina Senate District 41 seat, 2012
  • Thurmond was elected to Charleston County Council, 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct professor at the College of Charleston, Mock Trial
  • Instructor, City of North Charleston Police Department for DUI arrest procedures

Educational Background:

  • Vanderbilt University, with honors, 1998
  • Aiken High School, 1994 
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Office Location for Paul R. Thurmond

15 Middle Atlantic Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-937-8000

Fax: 843-937-4200

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Last Updated: 12/10/2019

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