Skip to main content
Find a Lawyer

Enter legal issue and location

Michael Barrett - Mt Pleasant, SC

900 bowman Rd #304 Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Updated: 04/30/2021

Mt Pleasant DUI Lawyer

Overview

Michael grew up in Charleston. He attended Porter-Gaud School. He started college at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. After his sophomore year he transferred back home to the warmer weather of SC and went to The Citadel. He finished The Citadel in 1997 with a B.A. in History. He shortly thereafter went into the Army as an 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry...
Michael grew up in Charleston. He attended Porter-Gaud School. He started college at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. After his sophomore year he transferred back home to the warmer weather of SC and went to The Citadel. He finished The Citadel in 1997 with a B.A. in History. He shortly thereafter went into the Army as an 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry. He spent six years on Active Duty between Fort Campbell and Fort Benning where he held various positions from Rifle Platoon Leader to Battalion Operations Officer. He left Active Duty to go to the South Carolina Army National Guard and to go to law school, both in 2003. In the fall of 2004 Michael matriculated with the first class at the Charleston School of Law. During law school Michaels National Guard unit was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He missed his anticipated graduation date, landing in Kandahar City in Afghanistan instead. A year later he returned to the US and finished law school, graduating in the winter of 2008. Shortly afterwards he went to work full time for South Carolina Army National Guard working on Emergency and Disaster Management Planning on the state and national level. In 2012 he deployed to Kosovo in support of peacekeeping operations. He is set to retire from the Army Reserves in May of 2021 after 23 years of service as an Infantry Officer.
Michael began practicing law in 2016, working as a solo practitioner. His areas of focus have been criminal defense, specifically DUIs. He has attended and passed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSA) DWI and Standardized Field Sobriety Test(SFST) Participant and Instructor courses, in addition to the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement(ARIDE) course. He has also taken the Drug Recognition Enforcement (DRE) familiarization course based off the NHSTA DRE course only available for law enforcement, as it requires the students to make actual arrests. In layman’s terms, he has been through the exact same training law enforcement goes through to make a DUI arrest. He can also teach law enforcement and certify them to make DUI arrests through his training.
Michael has also taken the Datamaster DMT Familiarization and the Operators Course. The DMT is the only breath test machine used in the state of South Carolina.

About Michael Barrett

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Practice Areas

  • DUI
  • Traffic Ticket
  • Criminal Defense
  • Sex Crimes
  • Military
  • Entertainment

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2011

Other Affiliations

  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2016 - Present (Member)
  • National College for DUI Defense, 2017 - Present (Member)
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart, 2013 - Present (Life Member)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2013 - Present (Life Member)

Past Positions

  • Barrett Law Center, Attorney, 2016 - 2021

Education

  • Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina
    J.D.
  • The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, 1997
    B.A.
    Honors: Dean's List

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

900 bowman Rd #304 Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Fax

  • 843-606-2971

When viewing a listing, consider the state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and law firms must adhere, as well as our FindLaw.com Legal Directory disclaimer. Some lawyers publish comparative information regarding the services that they provide which may be subject to specific comparative communications restrictions.

Write Your Review

Fields marked with an * are required

1. Rating

Overall rating

How would you rate your overall experience with this lawyer?

Use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the rating

Please Rate
Optional ratings
Value
Please Rate
Quality Of Service
Please Rate
Professional Competence
Please Rate

2. Review

Please share your opinion of working with this attorney. Do not reveal personal information or details about your case. All submitted reviews are shared with the attorney prior to publishing.

Your feedback must be at least 50 characters.Your review must be at least 50 characters
I would recommend this attorney to friends and family:

3. Verification

Keep my name anonymous from public view:
Customer Type
Please choose one

Unable to send request

By submitting this form you agree to receive email communications from FindLaw related to the management of your review.

Privacy Statement Contact Lawyer FAQ
By Anonymous on Aug. 25, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

He is such a caring and efficient lawyer! Mr. Barrett has helped me in making my life better! He was there anytime I needed his help immediately. He is extremely wise! When you get into a situation and you feel helpless he would be the first to call!! Thank you Michael Barrett! And Thank you as well Miss Maryilyn!!;)

Value

Quality Of Service

Professional Competence

Map Location

Google Map

How do I choose a lawyer?

Consider the following:

Comfort Level
- Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?

Credentials
- How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?

Cost
- How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?

City
- Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

Want to check lawyer discipline?

It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:

  • Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
  • Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
  • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.

Find a Lawyer

More Options