Attorney Mike Moore is proving that you can go home again.
This spring he began a variety of legal services to persons in Winnsboro from his office at 150 South Congress St.
Though he practiced law in the Summerville/Charleston area for more than twenty years, he desired to move closer to home and to family several years ago. He, his wife Tegan, and son, Eli, live in the house where Moore grew up.
He lived in Winnsboro before attending the University of South Carolina for his undergraduate degree in journalism with an emphasis on broadcast journalism.
A 1983 graduate of Winnsboro High School, he attended law school at Ole Miss, graduating in 1990 near the top of his class.
He prefers a diversified practice, saying that he had the chance to change gears several times over the course of his legal career in areas such as contract formation and litigation, personal injury cases, divorce and custody cases, and wrongful death and product liability cases.
He offers a broad variety of litigation and transactional services including estate planning and probate services.
One of his Colleton County cases was precedent setting in the S.C. Supreme Court on the area of personal injury law, in fact.
“I believe this town has a need for an attorney who is accessible and charges a reasonable fee to do good work,” he said.
“I’ve been blessed to have people who remembered me and have picked up some business-related clients so far.
His office is a family affair with wife, Tegan, working as his legal assistant and he envisions the possibility that six-year-old Eli could join him in a family practice someday should the boy choose to do so..
An avid golfer and fisherman, Moore has fished in the Governor’s Cup Fishing Series and enjoys taking his son frog gigging. Though he no longer pursues the hobby, he was active as a leader and director in the community theatre in Summerville.
He describes himself as a down-to-earth, accessible country lawyer. Moore is relying upon his roots to help his practice grow.
The local relationships and a genuine desire to help people are what he enjoys most about life in a small town law office. One way he reconnected with the community was when he purchased his office space.
Brian Ogburn recognized him by sight immediately, though Mike last saw him as a 10-year-old in Ogburn’s First Bapitst Church Sunday School class.