ATTORNEYS
MATTHEW SHEALY

PARTNER

BIO
I grew up in Gaffney, South Carolina before attending and graduating summa cum laude from Hampden-Sydney College in 2005. I then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law and graduated cum laude in the top 10% of my class. Since law school, I have been working as an Assistant Public Defender in Spartanburg. During my eight years at the Public Defender's Office, I represented thousands of clients charged with minor traffic offenses to major felonies. I tried hundreds of cases to verdict including four murder cases. In my eight years, I have handled everything from DUI 1st offense to a complicated Securities Fraud case to Criminal Sexual Conduct. 

EDUCATION
B.S., Hampden-Sydney College, 2005

J.D., University of South Carolina, 2008

CREDENTIALS:
Member South Carolina Bar (2008)

Member Federal Bar of the District of South Carolina

Member of the Top 40 under 40 for Criminal Defense for South Carolina by the National Trial Lawyers

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. 

matt website.jpg
MARY STUART SHEALY

PARTNER

BIO
I grew up in Greenville, South Carolina before attending and graduating from Florida State University in 2003. During this time, I interned at a Medical Malpractice Defense firm in Atlanta. I then attended and graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2007. During law school, I spent two semesters as a Certified Legal Intern in the Juvenile Law Clinic. As a Certified Legal Intern, I was able to handle numerous family court issues (with the supervision of an attorney) including divorce, termination of parental rights, and delinquency hearings. Immediately after law school, I spent five years as a Public Defender in the Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida area. I moved back home to South Carolina in 2012 and joined the Spartanburg County Public Defender's Office. I spent the next five years handling thousands of General Sessions cases. I represented everything from Petit Larceny cases to Murder cases. I have tried two Murder cases to verdict and obtained great results for my clients. One client was found Not Guilty on all charges and the other client was convicted of a lesser included offense. 

EDUCATION
B.S., Florida State University, 2003
J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law, 2007


CREDENTIALS:

Member South Carolina Bar 

Member Florida Bar

Member US District Court for Middle District of Florida

Member Federal Bar of the District of South Carolina

*Prior Results do not guarantee similar outcomes.