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Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers Announces that Attorney J. Taylor Bell has Joined the Firm


Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers is very pleased to announce that attorney J. Taylor Bell has joined the firm. He will practice primarily out of the firm’s Lexington office, pending the forthcoming opening of the new Columbia office.

Taylor will concentrate his practice in defense litigation, including criminal defense and professional license defense. He has represented over 1,000 clients as lead defense counsel in the South Carolina courts, where he has ably represented clients in the most serious of matters. Since law school, he has worked as an attorney at the Richland County Public Defender’s Office. Taylor has tried numerous jury trials in both General Sessions Court and Magistrate Court, and has represented clients accused of the most serious of felonies, as well as a full spectrum of misdemeanors. Recently, Taylor was one of the lead defense attorneys in the first human trafficking case handled and investigated by the South Carolina State Grand Jury. In 2015, Taylor received intensive additional training and instruction in the art of jury persuasion at the National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute.

Taylor received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of South Carolina in 2011 and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2007, where he majored in Business Administration and concentrated in Finance. Taylor briefly worked in the corporate finance industry before deciding he wanted to have a bigger hand in helping people and decided to go to law school.

In the community, Taylor is a wrestling coach at River Bluff High School and has helped two teams to win multiple State Championships. Taylor lives in Lexington with his wife Kiersten, son Tanner, and rescue dog Brodie.

Founded in 1999, Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers is a law firm with a statewide practice, representing people and families who have been injured, wrongfully killed or accused of wrongdoing. Currently, the Firm’s attorneys practice primarily out of the Lexington, South Carolina office. A new Columbia, South Carolina office is being planned for opening in the next year. The Firm’s major emphasis is serving the community by representing those in need of help. Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers’s major areas of practice include Automobile Accidents, Tractor Trailer Accidents, Uber Accidents, Nursing Home Abuse, Dog Bite and Animal Attack Injuries, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability and Slip and Fall, Workers Compensation, Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Professional License Defense (for professionals such as Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Physicians, and others), and DUI Defense.

Please join us in welcoming Taylor!

Michael Jeffcoat-Jeffcoat Firm founder and attorney



Michael R. Jeffcoat is a criminal defense attorney in South Carolina with over 2 decades of experience, our aggressive criminal defense legal team can help you with misdemeanor and felony offenses. Mr. Jeffcoat strives to keep all his clients informed at all stages of their case.

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