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Our Team

Meet the Complete Legal Defense Team

GREG MCCOLLUM, FOUNDER AND SENIOR FELONY ATTORNEY

Greg McCollum is the managing partner of the Complete Legal  Defense Team, located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Complete Legal Defense Team defends the accused who have a lot to lose. Prior to going into private practice, Greg worked for over five years as a felony court prosecutor. He successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases in Horry and Georgetown counties. He has tried cases of every type of crime imaginable, from murder cases to every type of assault, sexual assault, robbery, kidnapping as well as every type of drug case from trafficking to possession.

In 1994, Greg was selected as the first prosecutor for the newly formed centralized DUI Jury Court in Horry County, and served as the prosecuting attorney in Horry County for every highway patrol DUI case made in the greater Myrtle Beach area. As a prosecutor and defense attorney, Greg has gone to trial in over two hundred cases, including over one hundred DUI trials.

Greg lives in Myrtle Beach with his wife and three children. He is a parishioner of Saint Andrew Catholic Church and a former member of the First Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach. He has served on numerous boards and committees including the Grand Strand YMCA, Myrtle Beach area Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Council, the Children’s Museum of South Carolina, the South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and others. He is also a member of the Myrtle Beach Rotary Club. Formerly, he coached the Myrtle Beach High School mock trial team and his daughter’s girls’ soccer. Currently, he coaches the St. Andrew Catholic Middle School mock trial team. He serves on the Public Defender Selection Committee and is a past chairman of the Horry County Democratic party.

Greg graduated from Clemson University and the University of South Carolina School of law. He grew up in a small town, Easley, South Carolina and lived in New York City for three years working for Columbia Pictures. In 1988 he began practicing criminal law in the Myrtle Beach area as a public defender, and then as a prosecutor, before opening a criminal defense practice. He is recognized as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the Myrtle Beach area.


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WILLIAM ‘BILL’ E. MCINTOSH, TRIAL ATTORNEY

Bill McIntosh is a Trial Attorney with the Complete Legal Defense Team. He has been admitted to practice by the South Carolina Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the Dorchester County Bar Association. At the Complete Legal Defense Team, his focus is on criminal and DUI defense, though he has previously practiced both criminal defense and civil (traumatic personal injury, commercial and real property litigation) litigation.

Bill has long been a resident of Summerville, South Carolina, where he graduated from Summerville High School in 1984. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Clemson University and a Master of Public Administration from the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

After law school, Bill returned to Summerville where worked as an Assistant Solicitor for Dorchester County and in private practice. He serves as an elected Town Councilman for the Town of Summerville in Planning and Economic Development and Public Works. He has previously served as a Trustee of Pinewood Preparatory School and as a Director of the Summerville-Dorchester Museum, Flowertown Players, Summerville Exchange Club, and Dorchester County Clemson Club.


Michael Barry

MICHAEL D. BARRY, TRIAL LAWYER

Michael Barry is a trial attorney with the Complete Legal Defense Team. He has previous work experience as an attorney handling insurance defense, construction defect litigation, HOA litigation, landlord/tenant disputes, zoning, contract disputes, and corporate/business litigation. He also has experience as a contract attorney working securities fraud cases and as a law clerk working civil litigation issues.

Michael received his Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from Louisiana State University in 2017 and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2019. Before going to law school, he attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

During his time at Louisiana State University, Michael interned with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Civil Division. Prior to law school, Michael was a Combat Engineer Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He conducted two combat deployments to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom with the 2D Combat Engineer Battalion of the 2D Marine Division.  Michael was also a project manager for route clearance systems at Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Virginia. Before joining the USMC, Michael was a police officer with the Charleston City Police Department and served in Team One in the downtown area.

Michael is married to Brittany Barry. They have two boys, Detree and Altman. When not in the office, Michael enjoys taking advantage of the superb fishing in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas.


CARLA M. SCHUESSLER, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Carla M. Schuessler is the Chief Operating Officer at the Complete Legal Defense Team. Prior to joining the Team, Carla spent six years as the Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Horry County where she took Habitat from building one house per year to building nine houses per year. Before that, she worked in the legal industry – first in the Chicago office of the Jenner & Block Law Firm as a Project Assistant, and then working as a paralegal for Greg McCollum back when Greg’s law practice was just a two-person operation.

Carla holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a Legal Studies Minor from Illinois State University. She also has an extensive background in property & association management, and construction & project management.

Carla has served on several Boards and Committees, and in 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Ann DeBock Leadership Award for her professional, volunteer, and non-profit efforts and accomplishments. Carla was elected in 2018 to serve as the Chairwoman of the of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, making her the fifth female in seventy-five years to hold the position.

Originally from the mid-west, Carla has lived in Myrtle Beach since 1997. She currently lives with her two sons and is a member of Wellspring Church where she volunteers as a youth group leader.


MISSY MCDANIEL, PARALEGAL

Missy McDaniel began her career as a Real Estate paralegal. While she enjoyed the work she did in Real Estate, she eventually realized that she was far more interested in the criminal justice system. A few years later, she transitioned out of Real Estate and into a career in the criminal justice system by taking a job working at the Bond Court at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. From the Bond Court, Missy then moved on to working in Judge Blanton’s office, where she was able to learn about the other side of the arrest system by working with warrants and the court system. She also began working with a local criminal defense attorney and, in his office, branched out into some elements of Family Court. Missy has enjoyed seeing and being a part of multiple stages of the criminal process here in Horry County. Missy is the newest paralegal at the Complete Legal Defense Team.


 SAMANTHA GIFFIN, STAFF WRITER/LEGAL ASSISTANT

Samantha Giffin joined the Complete Legal Defense Team as a receptionist, but has transitioned into the role of Staff Writer and Legal Assistant. A native of Massachusetts, Samantha is now an honorary southerner, having lived first in Louisiana and now in South Carolina for the last several years. Samantha has master’s degrees in Professional Writing and English/American literature.

Before joining the Complete Legal Defense Team, Samantha worked as an adjunct instructor of English composition for over a decade. In her free time, she focuses on her first loves: reading and writing of fiction and screenplays. Samantha enjoys contributing to our team during the day and having plenty of time for her writing in the evening.