Why did you become an attorney?When I retired from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Department I wanted to do something else that was meaningful. I always thought about being a lawyer, and I thought it was something I would enjoy. I know first-hand that people need defending because I saw it first-hand. Just because you’re charged with a crime doesn’t mean you’re guilty.
What do you like the most about the law?I like helping people—helping make people whole, helping make things right.
What are your favorite things about your job?I like the people and the pace. I enjoy interacting with law enforcement, and a friendly fight—or battle—is never a bad thing. I love to ride my motorcycle, and I love the biker community—in fact, I’m often known as the “bikers lawyer,” and I appreciate that!
Of all the firms in the Carolinas, why should someone come to Harrison White?In my opinion we have more in-house resources than any other firm in the Upstate. And if we don’t do what you need, we will get you to the right people.
What do people not know about you?I enjoy teaching criminal justice, constitutional law and trial advocacy at Upstate. And I’ve had the same cell phone number for over 20 years—and I answer it every time, averaging about 50 after-hours calls per week. You want it? It’s 864.809.1226.
South Carolina, 2010
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2011
Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1982 – A.D.C.J. – Criminal Justice
University of South Carolina, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1984 – B.A.
Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina, 2010 – J.D.
South Carolina Bar, 2010 – Present – Member
Charleston School of Law Forensic Club, 2010 – Present – Distinguished Member
Past Employment Positions
Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigator, 1986-2007
Founded the Major Crimes Unit in 2005
Captain of the Criminal Investigative and Forensic Unit, 2005-2007
Areas of Practice