Best Criminal
Defense Lawyers
in Columbia

Why These Criminal Defense Lawyers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Columbia Criminal Defense Lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Elizabeth Franklin-Best

Located in Columbia, Elizabeth Franklin-Best is a criminal defense attorney who takes on white-collar criminal defense cases and appellate cases in federal and state court. Ms. Franklin-Best focuses her practice on federal white-collar crime and federal appeals. She has experience in federal habeas petitions for state-convicted inmates and federal post-conviction relief under Section 2255. She also helps other attorneys representing state and federal detainees with appellate consulting, ghostwriting briefs and motions, and legal research.

2725 Devine St
Columbia, SC 29205


The Steele Law Firm, LLC

The Steele Law Firm LLC in Columbia provides aggressive criminal defense for defendants in nearly any criminal proceeding. Mr. Steele and his team have a history of formulating aggressive defense tactics for parties accused of DUI, drug crimes, criminal domestic violence, and theft. The practice also takes on defendants accused of juvenile crimes. Mr. Steele is a former prosecutor with more than two decades of experience offering criminal defense counsel and representation.

125 Executive Pointe Blvd Ste 205
Columbia, SC 29210


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