I mentioned the other day that I’m an attorney, and this engendered the question. “What kind of attorney?” The simple answer is that I handle the defense of civil cases. We have several insurance carriers that assign cases to our firm. More specifically, our firm defends governmental entities as our clients. Most of these agencies are law enforcement agencies around the state, but we also do defense work for several school districts, and various municipalities around the State of South Carolina. The real plus to the work is that we see government at the state and local levels, and we are exposed to a plethora of different legal issues. Our cases range from little cases that deal with things like a false arrest, all the way up to civil rights accusations, and violations of the United States Constitution. I have had the pleasure of arguing not only in almost every courthouse in the State, but in the United States District Court here in South Carolina. I even have an argument coming up later this month in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia. The work can be rewarding and frustrating, all at the same time. ~ Michael S. Pauley
Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.