Columbia Attorney Matt Bodman Named Among Midlands Criminal Law Elite
South Carolina criminal defense attorney Matt Bodman has been honored by Columbia Business Monthly as a member of the 2012 Legal Elite in Criminal Law. The full list consists of the top lawyers in 20 different practice areas based on a survey of nearly 1,400 members of the South Carolina Bar Association who practice law throughout the Midlands area. Respondents could not nominate themselves and had to nominate at least one lawyer outside of their practice for every in-house nominee from their own law firms. Only five other attorneys were recognized for excellence in criminal defense practice in the magazine's third annual poll to identify Midlands attorneys who are most respected by their peers. Matt is a former assistant Richland County solicitor who now defends clients against a wide range of criminal charges. He has been in private practice for the past decade and has provided commentary for Court TV (now truTV). He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the South Carolina Association for Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, in addition to the South Carolina Bar Association.
His firm, Matt Bodman, P.A., provides criminal defense and personal injury representation to clients in Richland County and Lexington County, including the cities of Lexington, Camden, Sumter, Newberry and Orangeburg, as well as clients in other South Carolina cities such as Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and Greenville.
Matt received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a master's degree from Northwestern University before earning a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. His criminal defense practice represents clients accused a wide variety of state and federal crimes, including white-collar offenses, drug crimes, DUI/DWI, sex crimes, juvenile offenses and computer crimes, as well as parole and probation matters. He also handles cases involving personal injury and wrongful death, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence and abuse.