Victor Li - Criminal Lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina

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Criminal Lawyer with Strong Ties to South Carolina

Victor Li is a native of the Pee Dee. He grew up in Cheraw, South Carolina and he attended Cheraw High School until his sophomore year when he was accepted to the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. Victor is an avid gamer and enjoys competing in Scrabble, Poker and Chess.

I believe that honesty and transparency are the best ways to build a strong attorney-client relationship. When you hire me, I’ll give you my personal cell phone number so you can easily reach me whenever you need to.

Victor graduated from Clemson University in 1999 with a B.S. in Chemistry and from there attended the University of South Carolina School of Law. After graduating from law school in 2003, Victor postponed taking the bar in pursuit of opening Northstar Learning Center, a tutoring center focused on helping underprivileged children in the Midlands.

Former Richland County Prosecutor Turned Criminal Defense Attorney

In 2008, Victor began his legal career in the Fifth Judicial Circuit working as a prosecutor for then Solicitor Barney Giese. He quickly realized that his passion was defending and helping the people in his community. Since 2009, Victor has been protecting and defending the constitutional rights of those who are accused of drug charges, DUI, and other violent crimes.

Experienced Criminal Lawyer in Columbia & Chesterfield South Carolina

In 2014, Victor was instrumental in reforming the City of Columbia Police Department’s drug lab. He effectively challenged the drug analysis of the department’s drug chemist by showing that the reported drug weight was grossly exaggerated. Because of his work, not only was his client protected from false prosecution, but so were hundreds of other defendants who would have been victims of shoddy police work.

Professional Accomplishments

  • University of South Carolina School of Law – 2003
  • Clemson University, Cum Laude – 1996
  • Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics – 1996
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Division of South Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College

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