Beattie B. Ashmore Greenville, South Carolina Attorney at Law

Beattie B. Ashmore is a former federal prosecutor and has been an attorney in South Carolina for over 30 years. Mr. Ashmore has an AV Preeminent rating from his peers with Martindale-Hubbell® which is the highest rank given for legal ability and ethical standards. He has been selected every year as a South Carolina Super Lawyer since its inception, and no more than 5% of the South Carolina Bar receives this designation. As an attorney in Greenville, Mr. Ashmore has represented hundreds of individuals and dozens of corporations in civil and criminal cases. He has appeared as local counsel for some of the largest law firms in the country. Mr. Ashmore’s areas of legal practice include criminal defense, civil litigation, white collar crimes, personal injury, wrongful death, and appellate practice. Mr. Ashmore was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina as were his parents and grandparents.

He graduated from the College of Charleston in 1981. After graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1986, he clerked for bankruptcy judges for four years. From 1990 through 1996, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Carolina, spending three years in the civil division and three years in the criminal division. Mr. Ashmore defended the United States and its agencies in all areas of civil litigation and prosecuted hundreds of individuals and corporations. » Read Full Lawyer Profile

Areas of Legal Practice

Mr. Ashmore has spoken at numerous legal conferences and has been interviewed on the Fox News Network’s nationally televised “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” Mr. Ashmore has represented clients in a number of other states. Mr. Ashmore’s areas of legal practice include the above areas plus personal injury, automobile accidents, wrongful death, contracts, tort liability, environmental crimes, securities fraud, and class actions.

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Legal Awards and Acknowledgments

Rated 2017 Best Defense Laywer Upstate SC2017 Best Criminal Defense Lawyer:
Beattie B. Ashmore was voted the best criminal defense attorney in Greenville, South Carolina by the Greenville Business Magazine. Since 2012, Greenville Business Magazine has honored Greenville lawyers by publishing the Legal Elite feature.


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Significant Legal Cases

  • May 2016 – Mr. Ashmore recovered 2.2 million dollars on behalf of a husband and wife that were severely injured in an automobile accident. The case was settled for the full insurance policy limits.
  • November of 2015 – Mr. Ashmore’s client was sentenced in federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina, to probation after the amount of loss for his client and other codefendants was reduced from the Government’s proposed loss of $87 million dollars to less than $50 thousand dollars.
  • July of 2015 – After a jury was chosen in federal court, the government dismissed the three felony wire fraud charges, and Mr. Ashmore’s client plead guilty to a single misdemeanor offense.
  • March of 2015 – Mr. Ashmore and his co-counsel obtained a $928,000.00 verdict and the reinstatement of three valuable contracts in federal court in Greenville, South Carolina.
  • November of 2014 – After a jury was chosen in federal court, the government dismissed felony charges of embezzlement, making false statements, and submitting fraudulent claims, and Mr. Ashmore’s client plead guilty to a single misdemeanor offense.
  • June of 2014 – Mr. Ashmore’s client was found not guilty of murder in the death of her husband after a four day jury trial in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
  • 2012 – Mr. Ashmore was appointed by the federal district court in Greenville, South Carolina to serve as the Receiver in a $50 million pyramid scheme involving the fraudulent sale of gold and silver.
  • 2012 – Mr. Ashmore appeared as local counsel in a six day trial in federal court in Greenville, South Carolina and defeated the plaintiff’s request for a permanent injunction involving a $280 million project in North Carolina.
  • 2009 – Mr. Ashmore’s client was found not guilty on all six counts of mail fraud after a jury trial in federal court in Anderson, South Carolina. Mr. Ashmore’s client was accused of participating in a $12 million fraudulent investment scheme.
  • 2008 – Mr. Ashmore was appointed by the federal district court in Columbia, South Carolina to serve as the Receiver in an $80 million pyramid scheme with over 4,000 investors. To date, he has disbursed over $19 million to the victims.

Legal Associations

  • South Carolina Bar
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member)
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • South Carolina Association of Justice
  • Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (past President)
  • Member Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and the Haynsworth-Perry Inn of Court

Law Office Of Beattie B. Ashmore

  • Phone: 1-864-467-1001
  • Fax: 1-864-672-1406
  • Email: Beattie@BeattieAshmore.com
  • Web: www.beattieashmore.com
  • 650 E. Washington Street Greenville, SC 29601

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