graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in
January 1985 at the age of twenty four. Since he had gone straight through
college and earned degrees in English and Political Science and then went
straight through law school, finishing early in two and a half years, he did not
immediately begin to practice law. Instead, having finished school, he
moved to New York City living at first in Astoria, Queens and then later on the
upper west side of Manhattan. In New York he held different jobs including
working for Columbia Pictures for about a year and a half.
After a few years he returned to South Carolina, where he grew up, to study for
the bar exam. After passing the bar and becoming admitted to practice law
in 1988, he served as a judicial law clerk for then circuit court Judge Don
Rushing. Greg McCollum then joined the public defender's office, where he worked for less than a year before being hired by the district attorney as a felony trial prosecutor.
He served as an assistant district attorney for five years prosecuting serious felony cases in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, trying cases in Horry and Georgetown Counties. In 1993 Mr. McCollum was selected to serve as the prosecuting attorney for the newly formed Centralized Horry County DUI Court. At that time he was assigned a backlog of 600 pending DUI cases for prosecution.
In 1995 Mr. McCollum left the DUI Court to concentrate his practice on criminal defense. Since that time he has successfully defended individuals accused of serious felonies such as narcotics trafficking, murder,
and assault among many other offenses.
His practice involves defending cases in state court, federal court, magistrate court as well as municipal court. Mr. McCollum has a complete criminal defense and traffic court practice where he defends people charged with crimes in summary court such as driving under the influence,
possession of marijuana, minor in possession of alcohol, reckless driving and other traffic court infractions.
In addition to defending magistrate, municipal and summary court cases, Greg
McCollum concentrates a substantial amount of his practice defending serious and
multiple felony cases in circuit court in South Carolina and in United States
District Court or federal court in South Carolina.
Greg McCollum is an active member of the South Carolina Bar Association, the
Horry County Bar Association, the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers, where he previously served on the board of directors. Additionally he
is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, is a
former member of the Board of Directors for the Horry County Public Defender
Corporation and served for three years as the Chairman of the Horry County
Democratic Party. Presently Mr. McCollum is a member of the Fifteenth Circuit
Public Defender Selection Panel and is a member of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber
of Commerce Board of Directors, and is an active member of First United
Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach.
Attorney Greg McCollum is committed to providing you with quality legal representation
and a thorough and effective defense. If you have been accused of a crime you
will want and need an experienced and highly skilled defense attorney to defend
you. We approach every client with a focus on protecting your freedom and
reputation. We are there for you whether you have been arrested or are being investigated for an allegation,
once you call us and we can begin taking the necessary steps to protect
you, your freedom, and your reputation.