Post Conviction & Appellate Practice Attorney in Greenville, South Carolina
Mr. Ashmore has handled dozens of state and federal post conviction relief cases and appeals. He has obtained reversals of convictions in criminal cases and has argued before the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of South Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was appointed by the Chief Judge of the District of South Carolina to serve as lead counsel in the post conviction relief proceedings of a federal death penalty case.
Mr. Ashmore obtained a reversal of a voluntary manslaughter conviction after oral argument at the South Carolina Supreme Court. He was the lead attorney in the underlying murder trial.
He has filed briefs and argued before the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia on a number of occasions as an Assistant United States Attorney and as a criminal defense attorney. He has also argued before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and has filed numerous appellate briefs in the State of South Carolina. He has filed and argued a number of post conviction relief cases in the State of South Carolina and obtained new trials and other successful relief over the years.
Mr. Ashmore’s areas of legal practice include the above areas plus automobile accidents, wrongful death, contracts, tort liability, environmental crimes, securities fraud, and class actions.
Significant Legal Cases
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, S.C.
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, S.C.
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.