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Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis

Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis

The Law Office of Jonathan Lewis, LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Family Law ...
  • South Carolina
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Biography

Jonathan Lewis graduated from Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont, with a Bachelors Degree in 2011. He returned to Norwich University in 2013, where he graduated in 2015 with his Masters in International Affairs, During this time he lectured upon, and focused in, International Violent Extremism / Terrorism. He has spent over ten years in emergency medicine and Fire/Rescue as a Firefighter/Medic in Vermont, Virginia, and for the Department of Defense at various postings in the Middle East.

In 2015 Jonathan decided to pursue the practice of law, and attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he graduated in Spring 2018. While there he was elected to the Honor Council for all three years, on which he also served as as officer. Additionally, he was one of a handful of students to try-out for, and be accepted on, both the Mock Trial and Moot Court Bars. On the Moot Court Bar Mr. Lewis appeared in multiple competitions, eventually appearing before the Judges of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, and the Justices of the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Jonathan has previously worked on both sides of the criminal bar, as both a prosecutor, and now as a Defense Attorney. As a former Special Assistant Solicitor in the Fifth Judicial Circuit he was assigned to prosecute Drug Crimes and Violent Crimes, and now uses those experiences to help those accused of drug and violent criminal offenses by the State. He is dedicated to passionate, zealous, ethical, and professional representation for all of his clients. No matter the crime or circumstances, he will fight to protect your rights and freedom using his experiences as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney.

Mr. Lewis is admitted to practice in all South Carolina State Courts and Tribunals, the Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina, and has admission pending to the Tennessee Bar.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Appeals & Appellate
    Military Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations, up to 45 minutes, provided on all cases by appointment.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted with a 3.5% service processing fee.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Our firm practices "flat fee" pricing for all criminal matters. Each matter is evaluated and quoted a price for the entirety of the case - from representation at all appearances through trial, to every letter or filing made. Our firm additionally works with all clients on payment plans. Depending on the complexity of the matter, and the price we quote, we can begin work on your case for as little as 10% down of the flat fee quoted!
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
South Carolina Bar
ID Number: 103847
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Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina
ID Number: 13079
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
The Law Office of Jonathan Lewis, LLC
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Staff Attorney
Richland County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)
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Special Assistant Solicitor
Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office
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Contracted, Special Assistant Solicitor assigned to prosecute drug crimes, DUIs, and violent crimes.
Senior Law Clerk
Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office
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Law Clerk - Criminal Appeals
South Carolina Attorney General's Office
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Education
University of South Carolina - Columbia
J.D. (2018) | Law
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Norwich University
M.A. (2015) | International Affairs, with a Concentration in Terrorism and Extremism.
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Norwich University
B.A. (2011) | War and Peace Studies
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Activities: Corps of Cadets Navy ROTC, Marine Corps Option
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Awards
Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Service Award
American Bar Association
Pro Bono Honor Roll
South Carolina Supreme Court
Pro Bono Honor Roll
South Carolina Supreme Court
Professional Associations
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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South Carolina Bar  # 103847
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
25 Questions Answered
Q. Is it legal to charge an overdose victim w drug poss if the evidence was found as a result of needing med. Help
A: Hello, Yes. If police respond with EMS and discover illicit narcotics or illegal drugs on the person who is receiving emergency medical assistance, or if police are the first responder prior to EMS and discover an individual needing help with evidence of illicit narcotics or illegal drugs, they may be charged for the appropriate offense under State law. We hope this helps you as you evaluate your case.
Q. If served 18 months and got 6months time served with good time and work time credit when will release be
A: Hello. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to do anything but estimate your release date with the information you provided. Without knowing your actual conviction offense, so that we know whether or not the offense is a 65% or 85% time served offense, we cannot give you an accurate amount of time. Assuming that it is 65% under the sentencing statutes, you would serve 7.8 months (18 mo. - 6 mo. credit = 12 mo. / 65% = 7.8 mo.). We hope that this helps answer your question.
Q. Am I required to report information I have discovered that could affect the outcome of a federal criminal case
A: No, you are under no obligation to testify or inform the government of information in your possession unless you are under subpoena. Even then, you cannot be forced by subpoena or the court to testify against your spouse, if you are legally married, as you and he have “spousal privilege.” We do not expect spouses to testify against the other, as a matter of public policy, as it would lead to a breakdown in a marriage and divorce. As such, you are immune from being forced to give information against your spouse, regardless of whether or not you have anything to give. We hope this question helps you. We would still recommend that you consult an attorney and place one on retainer in case the government or its agents attempt to harass or compel you to tell them what you know.
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Contact & Map
The Law Office of Jonathan Lewis, LLC
4840 Forest Drive
No. 6889
Columbia, SC 29204
Telephone: (434) 409-7743
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Saturday and Sunday by Appointment and Emergency.