John V. Crangle

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Greenville, South Carolina

Crangle Law Firm LLC
John V. Crangle
Crangle Law Firm LLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 2012

Education: Emory University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

Crangle Law Firm LLC

419 Vardry St
Greenville, SC 29601 Visit website


A criminal law attorney at Crangle Law Firm LLC, John V. Crangle represents clients in Greenville, South Carolina, as well as the cities of Anderson and Spartanburg. During his career, he has handled almost every type of criminal defense case from murder charges to traffic tickets. Along with criminal defense, he also takes cases of personal injury and DUI defense.

With more than 10 jury trials behind him and an extensive number of bench trials, Mr. Crangle is admitted to practice in both North Carolina and South Carolina. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. The Supreme Court of South Carolina named him a Certified Lead Counsel for Death Penalty Defense.

In 2009, Mr. Crangle graduated cum laude from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He then moved on to law school at Emory University School of Law, where he graduated with honors and his Juris Doctor in 2012. A current member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he is a former member of the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates.

In 2013, Mr. Crangle graduated from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and is certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. He also attended the DataMaster Training Class and is currently a member of the Haynsworth-Perry American Inn of Court.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Probation, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 40% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2012, South Carolina

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Lead Counsel for Death Penalty Defense by Supreme Court of South Carolina, 2020
  • , “Rising Star” for 2021
  • , Top Rated Super Lawyer in Upstate South Carolina
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • DataMaster Training Class (Certified by Former Instructor at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy)
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2016
  • National Mock Trial Tournament Commenting Judge, 2013 & 2016
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Graduate, 2013
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Instructor on Hearsay and Confrontation Clause Issues, South Carolina Court Administration Magistrate Intensive Training Seminar, 2018
Educational Background:
  • Clemson University, B.A. History cum laude, 2009
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District of South Carolina, 2019
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 2013 – Current
  • Greenville County Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 2013 – Current
  • South Carolina Bar House of Delegates, Member, 2014-2018
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2019
  • Haynsworth-Perry Inn of Court, Member, 2016 – Current
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2019
  • North Carolina Bar, 2013
  • South Carolina Bar, 2012

Office location for John V. Crangle

419 Vardry St
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: 864-325-5093


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

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