Samuel C. Bauer

Top rated DUI-DWI attorney in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Bauer & Metro, P.C.
Samuel C. Bauer
Bauer & Metro, P.C.

Practice Areas: DUI-DWI, Personal Injury, Class Action & Mass Torts; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1992

Education: The University of Alabama School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
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Bauer & Metro, P.C.

38 New Orleans Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Visit website


Samuel C. Bauer is a trial lawyer committed to representing the people residing in various parts of South Carolina through Bauer & Metro, P.C., in Hilton Head Island. Focusing his practice entirely on protecting people and their rights, he takes on cases involving personal injury, criminal defense, medical malpractice and toxic tort.

Practicing law in the state of South Carolina since 1992, Mr. Bauer has served as counsel in a few of the most complex trials in the federal and state courts in the state. With almost 30 years of experience, he is recognized as a leading attorney when it comes to DUI defense and has helped numerous clients get their licenses reinstated. He understands the impact a DUI case can have on an individual’s life and thoroughly reviews all the evidence and challenges any unreliable testing methods to build a strong defense case.

A graduate of Spring Hill College, Mr. Bauer obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science and government in 1988. He enrolled in the University of Alabama School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1991 and was authorized by the South Carolina Bar to practice law a year later.

Along with holding a "Very Good" rating on Avvo, Mr. Bauer received the Best Attorney Reader’s Choice Award consecutively for a few years from two premier magazines, the Hilton Head Island Packet and the Hilton Head Monthly Magazine.

Currently serving as the president of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mr. Bauer is a long-standing member of several other professional organizations such as the South Carolina Association for Justice, the Beaufort County Bar Association, the National College for DUI Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Toxic Torts

  • 40% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1992, South Carolina

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Death Penalty Certified, Supreme Court
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Instructor. Summary Court Judges School, 2016 - 2018
  • Chosen by the community as the area's top attorney, 2009, 2010 - 2013, 2018 - 2021, Readers' Choice Awards, Hilton Head Monthly
  • Chosen by the community newspaper as the top attorney, 2014, 2015, 2017, Readers Choice Award, The Island Packet
Educational Background:
  • Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, B.S., 1988
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Beaufort County Bar Association, Former President, 2007
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Member
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 2013
  • Understanding the complex and overlapping layers of insurance coverage is critical to getting the best results for victims of car accidents. Make sure your lawyer knows the law, Understanding Insurance Coverage, 2019

Office location for Samuel C. Bauer

38 New Orleans Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Phone: 843-842-5297


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024

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