Christopher A. Wellborn

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Rock Hill, South Carolina

Christopher A. Wellborn, P.A.
Christopher A. Wellborn
Christopher A. Wellborn, P.A.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, White Collar Crimes, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1989

Education: University of San Diego School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024
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Christopher A. Wellborn, P.A.

1169 Ebenezer Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732 Visit website

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Christopher A. Wellborn is the principal attorney and owner of his eponymous law firm located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. With more than three decades of targeted law practice, he is dedicated to serving people throughout South Carolina, concentrating on the field of criminal defense. He helps his clients tackle legal issues related to:

  • Traffic violations
  • DUI/DWI
  • Federal crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Drug offenses
  • White collar crimes
  • Felony charges

Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1983 from Bates College, in Maine, Mr. Wellborn enrolled for his law studies at the University of San Diego School of Law, in California. He graduated with a doctorate in jurisprudence in 1988 and obtained the license to practice law in South Carolina in 1989. 

For nearly a decade before establishing Christopher A. Wellborn, P.A., in 1997, Mr. Wellborn focused exclusively on criminal law and prosecuted crimes ranging from petty thefts and DUI to first-degree murder at the York County courts. This experience working on the other side has been an added advantage in understanding the thought process of his opponents, which allows him to strategize his moves accordingly. 

Mr. Wellborn presently defends his clients including juveniles against charges of misdemeanor and violent crimes before the federal courts of South Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Actively affiliated with several prestigious legal organizations, he serves important positions in them including:

  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Past President, Founding member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Vice President, Task Force on Restoration of Rights, Public Defense Committee, Mental Health Committee
  • York County Bar Association – Past President

In recognition of his merits in the field of law, Mr. Wellborn has received several honors in his name. He is the recipient of the President’s Award given by the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Champion of Justice Award and the Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award. In addition, he has a Distinguished* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and is rated a perfect 10/10 on Avvo.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations, White Collar Crime

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 1989, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.wellbornlawfirm.com/attorney/christopher-a-wellb...

Educational Background:
  • Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, B.A. - 1983
  • National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute, 1997
Honors/Awards:
  • Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity
  • Robert C. Heeney Award, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President’s Award, South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Robert C. Heaney Award is given to one lawyer annually for their contributions to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Champion of Justice Award, Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • South Carolina, 1989
  • President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) as of August of 2024
  • United States Supreme Court 2024
  • York County Hospice, Member, Board of Directors, 1990 to 1994
  • York County Public Defenders Corporation, Member, Board of Directors, 1990 to 2007
  • York County Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • South Carolina Bar, Criminal Law Section, Chairman, 2001 to 2002
  • York County Bar Association, President, 1993 to 1994
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mental Health Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Public Defense Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member of Corrections Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Task Force on Restoration of Rights
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2010 to 2016
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers , President, 2002 to 2003
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers , Current Member of the board of directors
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Founding Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1990

Office location for Christopher A. Wellborn

1169 Ebenezer Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Phone: 803-366-1065

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

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