James E. Whittle, Jr. was born and reared in Gloverville, South Carolina. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1979; U.S. District Court in 1980; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, in 1989; and U.S. Supreme Court in 1991. He is married to Amanda F. McGee Whittle, and they have two sons and a daughter.

  • University of South Carolina (B.A., 1976; J.D., 1979)
  • Assistant Solicitor, Second Judicial Circuit, 1979 – 1980
  • Aiken County Public Defender, 1980 – 1982.
Admitted to Practice
  • Criminal Law in City Court (Municipal)
  • Summary Court (Magistrate)
  • General Sessions (State)
Bar Admissions
  • Aiken First Baptist Church, Aiken, SC
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Aiken County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member, Aiken County Public Defender Corporation
Awards & Recognition
  • James is recognized across the State for his passion and zeal as a criminal defense attorney
  • Named one of the Best Lawyers of America, Naifeh and Smith, Woodward/White since 2009
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys for the State of South Carolina