Beattie B. Ashmore, Attorney at Law
Greenville, South Carolina

“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.”
— Super Lawyers Magazine

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National Attention.
Upstate Roots.

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.

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The key to any case is the voice that speaks for you.

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.

Significant Legal Cases

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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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Legal Awards and Acknowledgements

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Best Law Firms | U.S. News

2022


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Recognized by Best Lawyers®

2022


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


Super Lawyers Magazine Feature Story

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.

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Additional Practice Areas

  • Automobile Accidents
  • State and Federal Criminal Cases
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Contract Law
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Securities Fraud
  • Tort Liability
  • Significant Civil Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
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Legal Associations

  • President of the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (2022)
  • South Carolina Bar
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member)
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member of The Haynsworth-Perry American Inns of Court
  • Fellow of the International Society of Barristers
  • Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Past President)
  • Member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America