About Attorney Dayne Phillips

As an accomplished advocate, Dayne is always seeking to obtain a superior knowledge of criminal law and defenses. He is constantly learning the new aggressive tactics used by police officers and prosecutors to obtain a conviction. When your freedom and future is in jeopardy, you need a lawyer who is not afraid to challenge the government and who is genuinely concerned about the well-being of his clients. Dayne Phillips is that type of criminal defense lawyer, and he is here to help when you need it most.

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Dayne Phillips is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, the National Criminal Defense College, and the National Forensic College. He has successfully defended the accused by receiving numerous not guilty verdicts in felony jury trials and has successfully argued before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Dayne Phillips is a proud native of South Carolina. Born and raised in Lexington County, he graduated from Airport High School in 2003 and the University of South Carolina in 2007. He then earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2010.

In law school, Dayne worked as a law clerk for John Delgado, a prominent criminal defense and death penalty defense attorney. After assisting Delgado in several murder trials and high-profile cases, criminal defense quickly became his life’s calling. This incredible experience made him passionate about challenging the government and defending the underdog. He learned the true meaning of zealous advocacy from his mentor, and he is forever grateful.

Notable Experience

Dayne began his professional career as an Assistant Appellate Defender in the Appellate Division of the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense (SCCID). He managed a large and diverse caseload that included convictions for murder, drug trafficking, burglary, and felony DUI. Notably, he has obtained numerous reversals for his clients and successfully argued to create law that protects the rights of South Carolina citizens.

Dayne then joined the Eleventh Circuit Public Defender’s Office as an Assistant Public Defender. He defended all types of felony misdemeanor and offenses, including but not limited to Murder, Attempted Murder, Burglary, Armed Robbery, Drug Trafficking, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Domestic Violence, and DUI. Notably, he received not guilty verdicts in numerous felony jury trials.

Trial Tested / Featured Attorney

Dayne’s cases have been featured in The State Newspaper, SC Lawyers Weekly, and local TV news stations. He has lectured on topics such as constitutional rights, motions practice, and preserving issues for appellate review at CLE training seminars. In short, he is a highly trained and experienced criminal defense lawyer and appellate litigator who has dedicated his life to defending the accused and convicted.

*Disclaimer: Any result the lawyer or law firm may achieve on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.