Thurmond, Kirchner & Timbes Law Firm in CharlestonSMALL FIRM, BIG PRACTICE

(843) 937-8000

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Business Disputes

Founded in 2005, by Paul Thurmond, Jesse Kirchner, & Michael Timbes, our firm provides compassionate and effective legal services to clients all across Charleston, SC and surrounding communities. Since establishing our firm in downtown Charleston, the practice has grown to 12 lawyers and a large support staff. Our Charleston law office has continued to grow in a constantly evolving legal market while remaining committed to our core.

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Chris Romeo (and his team) exceeded my expectations when handling an auto accident case for me. He kept me informed, fought and negotiated for justice, and provided an acceptable outcome. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a qualified attorney with high character and integrity.

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15 Middle Atlantic Wharf

Charleston, SC 29401

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At Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes, P.A., we offer the responsiveness and flexibility of a smaller practice, together with the thorough level of client services and wide range of experience you’d expect of a much larger law firm.

We make sure you understand the legal process, with its inherit risks and rewards. We want to provide the best possible result for you, your business, and your family.

Practice Areas

Charleston criminal defense Criminal Defense

We know it is natural for people who have been accused of a crime to feel great anxiety about the resolution of their cases. After all, every criminal case in some manner threatens to affect the lives of the persons charged, as well as those who care for and depend on them. If you have been accused of or charged with a crime, it is critically important to find a skilled criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights.

Charleston DUI defense DUI Defense

Paul Thurmond is lead counsel for DUI Defense and Criminal Defense at Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes Law Firm. As a seasoned DUI defense attorney in Charleston, South Carolina, Mr. Thurmond has handled a wide range of DUI charges and knows how to negotiate with prosecutors and law enforcement. We have been successful in getting erroneous charges dismissed, negotiating for a lessor or reduced charge or avoiding jail through community service or monetary penalty.

Charleston personal injury attorneys Personal Injury

We help individuals who have been injured, through no fault of their own, as a result of someone else’s negligence. We have experience in a variety of unfortunate cases, including automobile accidents, premises liability, trips and falls, dog bites, dangerous and defective consumer products, and medical malpractice.

Charleston construction lawConstruction Law

We represent owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, homeowners, developers, and others in all areas of construction litigation. In the fast-paced and high-stakes construction arena, swift and sure legal counsel is vital. No matter which side of that dispute you are on, you would need an attorney to sort through all the complex legal issues.

Charleston business disputes attorneys Business Disputes

Businesses of all sizes face a broad range of legal issues in and out of court. At Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes, P.A., our business law attorneys help to resolve business disputes, negotiate contracts, and protect businesses to make it possible for them to grow and thrive.

Charleston auto accidents attorneys Auto Accidents

Every year thousands of people are seriously injured or killed in collisions with cars, trucks, tractor trailers, and other motor vehicles. Many of these auto and trucking accidents are caused by reckless drivers, drivers who fail to obey traffic laws and, in some instances, commercial drivers who fail to follow regulations. Our auto and trucking accident lawyers have the knowledge and skill to successfully represent victims of motor vehicle accidents.


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Our Story

As first-year law students at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Paul Thurmond, Jesse Kirchner and Michael Timbes quickly became friends. We had similar personalities, drive and interests. We also recognized in each other a commitment to hard work and professional ethics. It was only natural that we discussed opening a law practice together.

After graduating from law school, each attorney went his separate way, focusing on different aspects of the law. But, we never let go of the idea we would all work together, and in 2005, we formed Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes, P.A.

The practice has steadily grown to include 11 attorneys and a large support staff. The firm continues to handle a wide range of services, including: criminal defense, personal injury, construction law, business disputes, complex contract disputes, community association law, insurance bad faith claims, property disputes and appeals.

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