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Futeral, Stephan Victor
1004 Anna Knapp Blvd. 2nd Floor Mount Pleasant, SC
Phone: (843) 284-5500 / (877) 913-5500
Fax: (843) 284-5501
Website: http://www.charlestonlaw.net

SUMMARY

Current Employment Position(s)

Partner

Lawyer Overview

Stephan Futeral is an experienced attorney who handles lawsuits in South Carolina in state and federal courts. As a trial lawyer located near Charleston, South Carolina, Mr. Futeral deals with many types of legal matters involving consumer law, employment law, business law, DUI / DWI defense, personal injury, auto accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, divorce law, child custody and visitation, and criminal defense, to name a few. Before attending college, he served in the United States Army from 1982 to 1985 and the United States Army National Guard from 1985 to 1987. While in the military, Mr. Futeral worked with strategic nuclear weapons and was a tactical satellite communications operator in the European Theater. He was also a member of the 440 Armor Unit, Fort Carson, Colorado. Further, he participated in such mass military exercises as Return of Forces to Germany and Desert Chief III.

In 1993, Mr. Futeral received his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Futeral was a member of the Moot Court Bar and the Order of the Barristers. He also was a student editor of the American Bar Association's Real Property and Trust Journal.

After graduating law school and being admitted to the South Carolina Bar, Mr. Futeral worked for the Honorable C. Tolbert Goolsby, Jr., Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. Thereafter, he practiced law in Columbia, South Carolina for several years until returning to his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI / DWI
  • Family Law (Divorce/Separation/Child Support)
  • Labor Law (Employer & Employee)
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Representative Cases

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Certification/Specialties

  • Civil Court Mediator, South Carolina Board of Arbitrator & Mediator Certification, 1995
  • Family Court Mediator, South Carolina Board of Arbitrator & Mediator Certification, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

Classes and Seminars

  • Top Ten Things You Need to Know: Tort Law, South Carolina Bar, 2000
  • Magistrate's School, 1997
  • Paralegal Certification, University of South Carolina, 1996 - 1998
  • The Internet for Attorneys, Half Moon, LLC, 1996
  • Personal Injury Practice for Paralegals, Clearwater Information Systems, Inc., 1995
  • Computer Technology: Making the Right Choices for Your Law Office, South Carolina Bar, 1994

Past Employment Positions

  • The Honorable C. T, Goolsby, Jr., Judge, South Carolina Court of Appeals, Judicial Clerk, 1993 - 1994
  • Army National Guard, Specialist 4th Class, 1986 - 1988
  • United States Army, Specialist 4th Class, 1982 - 1985

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1993
    J.D.
  • College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, 1990
    Bachelor of Science
    Honors: Outstanding Student Award
    Honors: National Collegiate Business Merit Award
    Honors: All-American Scholarship Award
    Major: Business Administration

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Delta Phi

Ancillary Businesses

  • Adjunct Professor of Law - Charleston School of Law
Articles

Published Works

  • Unfair Trade Practices Act, 28 S.C. Jurisprudence (West Group), 1998
  • Public Impact: The Stumbling Block to Stating a Private Cause of Action Under the South Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act, South Carolina Lawyer Magazine, Sept./Oct. 1995
  • Developing a Firm Web Site, ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, Volume 16 No. 4, 1999