“Ashmore brings to his civil litigation and criminal defense practice an incisive intellect and sense of integrity. In court, it doesn’t hurt that his distinctive South Carolina drawl enhances his way with a story.”
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Born and raised in Greenville, as were his parents and grandparents, Beattie B. Ashmore is a former Federal prosecutor and has been an attorney in Greenville, South Carolina for over 35 years. He has also been selected every year as a Super Lawyer since the list’s inception and selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the Top 25 lawyers in South Carolina every year since 2014. He has an AV Preeminent Rating from his peers with Martindale-Hubbell® — the highest rank given for legal ability and ethical standards.
Among lawyers in Greenville, South Carolina, Beattie Ashmore is recognized and respected for his breadth of experience, his character, and his ability to connect to people. His legal ability and ethical standards speak volumes on behalf of his clients.
More than 35 years of criminal trial experience handling State and Federal prosecutions from DUI and murder to securities fraud and white collar cases.
From auto accidents to wrongful death, representing both individuals and families, with significant experience dealing with insurance companies.
Handled dozens of State and Federal post-conviction relief cases and appeals. Obtained successful relief through new trials and reversals of convictions.
Representing individuals to corporations as plaintiffs and defense counsel in wrongful death, class action, personal injury, contract disputes, and much more.
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.
Mr. Ashmore recovered $2.2 million 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.
Mr. Ashmore represented rapper Kodak Black on an assault charge, and the case was pending for five years before it was resolved with a probationary sentence of less than six months.
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 to less than $50 thousand.
After a jury was chosen in federal court, the government dismissed three felony wire fraud charges, and Mr. Ashmore’s client pled guilty to a single misdemeanor offense.
Mr. Ashmore and his co-counsel obtained a $928 thousand verdict and the reinstatement of three valuable contracts in federal court in Greenville, South Carolina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Top 25 Attorney in SC | Super Lawyer Magazine
2014 – 2022
Lawyer of the Year | Criminal Defense, General Practice, Greenville SC
2017 – 2022
AV Preeminent | Judicial Edition
2016 – 2022
A legal must-read. Super Lawyers covers Mr. Ashmore’s unique case defending a 19-year-old McDonald’s worker from Simpsonville. If convicted, the worker faced up to 20 years in prison on a felony charge of malicious tampering of food. Charges against the college freshman were dismissed, allowing him to continue to pursue his studies to become a nurse practitioner.