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James A. Stuckey

Alissa R. Collins


James A. Stuckey Jr.

James A. Stuckey Jr. was born in Sumter, South Carolina, on June 22, 1938, He is married to Elizabeth Gary Friar Stuckey and has two daughters, Elizabeth S. Murphy, an attorney, and Dorothy S. Campbell.

Mr. Stuckey graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1963, served as a JAGC Captain in the U.S. Army in Korea and California, and then came to Charleston to practice law with then U.S. Senator Ernest F. Hollings and later U.S. District Judge Falcon B. Hawkins before founding Stuckey Law Offices. In 2008, he was named a "Super Lawyer."

Mr. Stuckey is a successful trial attorney. He is a certified mediator and lectures frequently on civil rights law. According to South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Mr. Stuckey obtained the largest jury verdict in South Carolina in 2006. (More below video.)

Educational Background: Wofford College, 1960 (B.A., History and English); University of S.C. School of Law, 1963 (J.D.); S.C. Law Review (1961-63); President, Honor Council; President, S.C. Student Legislature; Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity; U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General's School, University of Virginia (1965).

Professional Background: Captain, JAGC, Chief Trial Counsel, U.S. Eighth Army, Korea, and Oakland Army Base, 1963-66; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Medical Jurisprudence, Medical University of South Carolina, 1971-1998; Assistant County Attorney, Charleston County, 1973-74; Charleston County Council,1974-78; Chairman,1976; Vice-Chairman, 1977; House of Delegates, S.C. Bar, 1980-1992; Chairman, General Practice Section, S.C. Bar, 1983-84; Democratic Party Nominee, First Congressional District, U.S. Congress, 1986; Legal Counsel, One Hundred Club (police support group); Incorporator, Charleston County Public Defender Corporation; Presbytery Counsel, Charleston-Atlantic Presbytery, PC (U.S.A.).

Professional Organizations: Defense Research Institute; California and South Carolina State Bar Associations.

Community Organizations: Gibbes Art Museum, Board of Directors, 1976-83, President, 1982-83; Rotary Club of Charleston, Member, 1968-Present; President, 1976-77; Charleston County Medical Examiner's Commission, 1980-96, Chairman, 1988-90; House of Delegates, South Carolina Bar 1980-92; Past Board of Directors: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Aviation Authority, Trident United Way; Deacon and Elder, First (Scots) Presbyterian Church; American Red Cross, Carolina Low Country Chapter; Chairman 1998-2001; Board, 1995-2001; Chairman, Charleston County Democratic Party, 1999-2001; past Post Judge Advocates, American Legion Post No.147 and VFW Post No. 445.

Bar Admissions: South Carolina State Bar; California State Bar; U.S. District Courts, Districts of South Carolina and Northern California; U.S. Courts of Appeal, Fourth and Ninth Circuits; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; U.S. Supreme Court.

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