Bradford was born and raised in Florence, South Carolina. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science from the Citadel in 2001. While at the Citadel, Bradford was an academic standout and recipient of the Bernard Baruch and Frank W. Cayce academic scholarships. He was also a member of the football team and served as his companyâs athletic officer. In 2005, Bradford obtained his law degree from the University of South Carolina. After graduation, he began his legal career as a law clerk to The Honorable Thomas A. Russo, Circuit Judge of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. Bradford was Judge Russoâs first law clerk and, because of Judge Russoâs at-large position, they presided over criminal and civil cases as far south as Charleston County, and as far North as Oconee County. During his time with Judge Russo, Bradford gained invaluable insight into the perspectives, and decision making processes of Judges in a wide variety of cases; both civil and criminal.
At the conclusion of his clerkship in 2006, Bradford became an associate of Aiken, Bridges, Elliott, Tyler, & Saleeby, P.A. in his hometown of Florence. During his time with the Aiken, Bridges Firm, Bradford specialized in general civil defense litigation. His areas of practice included personal injury defense, construction defect litigation, medical malpractice defense, premises liability defense, as well as a wide range of constitutional law cases involving alleged violations of the 4th, 5th, 8th, and 14th Amendment rights of detained persons. Bradfordâs notable clients included various divisions of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, county detention centers across the Pee Dee Region, as well as city and county law enforcement officials themselves. During his time in Florence, Bradford also handled many DSS cases where he acted as attorney for parents as well as guardian ad litem for children.In April of 2010, Bradford relocated to Charleston, where he has quickly expanded his areas of practice to criminal defense and family law matters. He is admitted to practice in both state and federal district courts of South Carolina, and is a member of the South Carolina Bar, and Charleston County Bar Associations. Bradford is capable of handling a wide range of legal issues, and is passionate about helping the citizens of the Charleston area. Bradford is an avid outdoorsman, and when he is not fighting for his clients, he enjoys spending his free time at the beach.
PERSONAL INJURY EXPERIENCE
During Bradfordâs years as a private attorney in Florence, SC, he devoted ninety percent of his practice to defending personal injury/ wrongful death and civil rights claims for large insurance companies. While most personal injury cases result in out-of-court settlements and mediated agreements, Bradford took multiple automobile collision cases to jury trials on behalf of injured defendants. Bradfordâs experience litigating cases for insurance companies has provided him with a wealth of specific knowledge of the valuation and analysis of cases by insurance companies and their adjusters. Bradford is particularly adept at negotiating personal injury claims prior to filing suit as well as during every stage of the litigation process, but he prides himself on his willing approach to trying personal injury cases on behalf of injured plaintiffs in the courts of South Carolina.
Since his move to Charleston in 2010, Bradford has used the knowledge he gained defending personal injury cases to his advantage in representing injured plaintiffs against the insurance companies that he used to defend. Bradford now focuses the bulk of his practice on the representation of injured accident victims and represents his clients aggressively and confidently to ensure that they are compensated completely and fairly for their injuries.
As a private attorney in Charleston, Bradford has handled many criminal cases ranging from municipal and magistrate level offenses including shoplifting, CDV, DUI, and petty drug crimes, to general sessions offenses including serious drug offenses, kidnapping, CDVHAN, etc. Bradford has also participated in several federal drug cases in an associate counsel capacity in the U.S. Federal District Court- Charleston Division. To the greatest extent possible, Bradford involves himself early in the prosecutorial process including representing defendants at bond hearings, and preliminary hearings, and has a full understanding of the criminal process from start to finish.
Bradfordâs general litigation history includes first chair jury trial experience in magistrate level courts, State Circuit Courts, and the U.S. Federal District Court, District of South Carolina.
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