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Jarrett Bouchette, Attorney

Jarrett Bouchette

Attorney | Partner

Phone (843) 238-5141
Fax (843) 238-9060

South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National College for DUI Defense
SC Lawyer Magazine
Amazing Journey Inc.


Jarrett Bouchette is a trial and appellate attorney with experience in high-stakes litigation in both civil and criminal matters. Though some attorneys may shy away from the Courtroom, Jarrett has represented clients in trials before judges and juries in matters as diverse as child custody, title disputes, personal injury and negligence, construction defects, criminal domestic violence, kidnapping, and murder. Some of Jarrett’s cases have been the subject of local, state, national, and even international media attention.

Jarrett remains committed to constantly improving in his legal practice. He has published articles on civil procedure and substantive criminal law, received recognition for substantial compensation obtained on behalf of clients, and received the support of his peers by being elected and serving on the board of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL). He is a 2023 graduate of the National Criminal Defense College, a multi-week intensive training taught by top trial attorneys from across the country and focused on strategies and techniques of trial practice. Additionally, he is a founding member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Foundation (SCACDLEF), a non-profit organization with the goal of improving the practice of law among criminal defense attorneys in South Carolina.

Today, his civil practice is focused on matters involving significant injuries and wrongful death, business and property disputes, and probate and estate litigation. In his criminal practice his focus is on representing clients charged with serious felony offenses in State and Federal Court. He also assists professionals such as nurses, contractors, real estate brokers and others licensed through the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) in disciplinary proceedings before various licensing boards. In addition to representing clients in the beginning of a case, and at the trial stage, Jarrett has accepted representation of clients to handle appeals following the conclusion of their trial.

Jarrett’s primary strategy in any case, whether civil or criminal, is to prepare the case for trial. Though few cases ever get to that stage, it is only by preparing the case for trial that you can evaluate whether your settlement or plea agreement is the absolute best one available.

Areas of Practice

Civil & Probate Matters
  • Auto Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Business and Contractual Disputes
  • Wills, Trust, and Estate Litigation
  • Fiduciary litigation
  • Guardian and Conservatorships
  • Employment Law Matters
  • Construction Defects
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Civil Rights (arising from § 1983 U.S.C)
  • Wrongful Arrest
  • Excessive Force
Criminal Matters – Federal Charges
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • “White Collar” Crimes
Criminal Matters – State Court Charges
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Embezzlement
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Armed Robbery
  • Murder

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Representative Cases

Civil Cases

2024 – Appeal victory. Successfully represented the client, on appeal to the circuit court, and obtained complete reversal of the probate court’s decision to impose significant fees, costs, and penalties against our client.

2024 – $325,000 recovered. Represented commercial property owner in action for defective roof construction.

2023 – $2.4 million recovered. Together with co-counsel represented husband and wife for injuries resulting from a drunk driving accident.

2019 – Successful Jury award of actual and punitive damages for our client in Fast-Track summary jury trial.

2017 – Successfully obtained defense verdict on behalf of paving contractor accused of faulty construction. 

2017 – Successfully obtained jury verdict in favor of client seeking damages for misrepresentation in the sale of a business.

Criminal Defense Cases

2022 – Obtained dismissal of charges of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature (ABHAN) following a successful preliminary hearing.

2022 – Persuaded the federal district court to grant a 4-level downward departure resulting in our client receiving a 36-month prison sentence instead of the 87 to 108 months originally called for in the sentencing guidelines.

2021 – Persuaded the federal district court to grant a downward departure from the guidelines range of 30 to 37 months imprisonment to 24 months on a supervised release violation.

2018 – Obtained plea offer of manslaughter prior to closing arguments in murder trial. 

2015 – Not guilty verdict on charges of criminal domestic violence.

Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. Verdicts, awards, or total recoveries presented are based upon a host of factors and are unique in every case.

Published Works

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

Federal Court, District of South Carolina

South Carolina, 2013

North Carolina, 2014


Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina

J.D., 2013

College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

B.A. Business Administration, Finance, 2008

Professional Associations & Memberships

Federal Bar Association

Horry County Bar Association

Georgetown County Bar Association

Board Member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SCACDL) Representing the 15th Judicial Circuit

Member National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

Charitable Endeavors

Board Member for Amazing Journey, Inc.