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Christopher A. Wellborn - Rock Hill, SC

1169 Ebenezer Road Rock Hill, SC 29732 - 4020

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Rock Hill Criminal Law Lawyer

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Rock Hill Criminal Defense Law Firm

Located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Christopher A. Wellborn, P.A., is the only law firm in the area that devotes 100% of its practice to criminal defense. No matter the nature of your criminal charge, including DUI, drug charges, robbery, child abuse, or juvenile delinquency, contact the firm for a free initial consultation...

Rock Hill Criminal Defense Law Firm


Located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Christopher A. Wellborn, P.A., is the only law firm in the area that devotes 100% of its practice to criminal defense. No matter the nature of your criminal charge, including DUI, drug charges, robbery, child abuse, or juvenile delinquency, contact the firm for a free initial consultation.


Attorney Christopher A. Wellborn, earned his law degree in 1988 from the University of San Diego School of Law after receiving a bachelor of arts from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. A long-time resident of South Carolina, Wellborn is committed to serving the people of his area.


Christopher A. Wellborn is a founding member and past President of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has served on the board of directors and executive committee of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a past President of the York County Bar Association, and is active in the South Carolina Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker at seminars on Criminal Law topics both on a state and national level.


Former York County Prosecutor


Before opening his criminal defense law firm in 1997, Christopher A. Wellborn worked extensively in criminal law, including serving as prosecutor for York County. There, he prosecuted a whole range of crimes, from DUI to burglary to murder. This experience as a prosecutor gives him unusual insight into the criminal justice system, which he uses on behalf of criminal defendants.


Thirty years after graduating from law school, Attorney Christopher A. Wellborn currently handles cases throughout South Carolina in state, federal, juvenile, and magistrate courts. He is the only attorney in the area, outside of public defenders, who devotes his entire practice to criminal defense.


Attorney Christopher A. Wellborn is deeply rooted within the community he serves. He speaks frequently at seminars, discussing criminal defense topics. A founding member and former president of South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he is well-known and respected by area judges, lawyers, court staff, police officials, counselors, therapists, and other professionals. He belongs to the York County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Christopher A. Wellborn is a recipient of the Champion of Justice Legal Award bestowed by the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

About Christopher A. Wellborn

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes

Litigation

  • 100%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1991

Other Affiliations

  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Founding Member)
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Current Member of the board of directors)
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2002 - 2003 (President)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President Elect
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010 - 2016 (Board of Directors)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Task Force on Restoration of Rights
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Corrections Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Public Defense Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mental Health Committee
  • York County Bar Association, 1993 - 1994 (President)
  • South Carolina Bar, Criminal Law Section, 2001 - 2002 (Chairman)
  • York County Young Lawyers Association (Member)
  • York County Public Defenders Corporation, 1990 - 2007 (Member, Board of Directors)
  • York County Hospice, 1990 - 1994 (Member, Board of Directors)

Past Positions

  • Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Assistant Solicitor, 1989 - 1990

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California, 1988
    J.D.
  • Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1983
    B.A.

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Office Information

Address

1169 Ebenezer Road Rock Hill, SC 29732 - 4020

Fax

  • (803) 980-0952

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Christopher A. Wellborn

Included on the 2024 South Carolina list


Past Lists

  • 2023 South Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Christopher A. Wellborn on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • President’s Award, South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1999
  • Champion of Justice Legal Award, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • Robert C. Heeney Award, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019

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