Beattie B. Ashmore

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Greenville, South Carolina

Beattie B. Ashmore, P.A.
Beattie B. Ashmore
Beattie B. Ashmore, P.A.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, General Litigation; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1987

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

Beattie B. Ashmore, P.A.

650 East Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601 Visit website


Beattie B. Ashmore has been named one of the top 25 lawyers in South Carolina by Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2013. He is a former Federal prosecutor and has been practicing law in South Carolina for over 33 years. He was born and raised in Greenville, S.C., as were his parents and grandparents.  Mr. Ashmore handles cases throughout South Carolina and he has appeared in civil and criminal cases in a number of other states. He focuses his practice on criminal defense and complex civil cases to include personal injury, wrongful death, whistleblower lawsuits, and business litigation. Mr. Ashmore also handles post-conviction and appellate issues.

Mr. Ashmore began his career clerking for bankruptcy judges and then served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the civil and criminal divisions of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina. Mr. Ashmore's trials include a not guilty verdict on all counts of mail and wire fraud where the Government alleged a 12 million dollar loss in a Federal trial, the dismissal of a Federal indictment due to an unlawful search, and recent civil cases involving settlements of 2.2 million dollars and 2.6 million dollars related to his clients' injuries in automobile accidents and a multimillion dollar settlement from a restaurant chain involving the wrongful death of his client. In January of 2018 he tried a three week whistelblower lawsuit in Federal court in Charleston, S.C. 

Mr. Ashmore has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and has an Avvo "Superb" rating. In addition to successful trials and negotiated settlements in the civil arena, Mr. Ashmore has served as a Receiver to four different federal judges in South Carolina in four of the largest criminal pyramid schemes in South Carolina and he has disbursed over $59 million to more than 6,000 victims to date in those cases.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, General Litigation

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Litigation, Misdemeanor

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 50% General Litigation

First Admitted: 1987, South Carolina

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member)
  • Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (past President)
  • Upstate Citizens Screening Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association of Justice
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America" and the "Haynsworth-Perry Inn of Court
Educational Background:
  • College of Charleston, 1981

Office location for Beattie B. Ashmore

650 East Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: 864-642-2867

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