The Firm

Ray E. Chandler

  • Born in Darlington, South Carolina in 1946.
  • Graduated from Abbeville High School in 1964.
  • Graduated from The Citadel in 1968 with a BA in Political Science.
  • Obtained a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1971.
  • Served on active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Generals Corp from 1972 – 1976.
  • Was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for trial excellence in The Federal Republic of Germany.
  • During his service years, he prosecuted and defended over 500 cases in four countries.
  • Entered private practice in Manning, South Carolina with Ralph F. Cothran in 1976.
  • Peer Rated A Veritus for 18 years.
  • Served as Chairman of the Clarendon County Cancer Society.
  • Served as Chairman for the State Speakers Bureau for Cancer Fund Raising.
  • Served as President of Manning Rotary Club.
  • Awarded the Order of the Palmetto in 2009, South Carolina’s highest civilian award.
  • Represented the South Carolina State Firefighters Association as General Counsel for 30 years.
  • Inducted into the South Carolina Firefighters Hall of Fame for distinguished legal service to State Firefighters and First Responders.
  • Presently Chairman of Patriots Point Development Authority.
  • Married to Sandra Heise Chandler of Sumter.
  • Graduated from Emory University in 1993.
  • Graduated from University of South Carolina Law School with Juris Doctor, Cum Laude in 1996.
  • Admitted to practice in South Carolina and the United States Federal Court.
  • Assistant Solicitor in Richland County (1996-2000).
  • Deputy Solicitor in Berkeley County (2000-2007).
  • Deputy Solicitor in Dorchester County (2008-2010).
  • Served as attorney for the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Former part time Municipal Court Judge for the City of North Charleston.
  • Member of the South Carolina Bar and Charleston County Bar.
  • Member of the South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys.
  • Extensive experience in criminal prosecution, personally handling hundreds of cases pertaining to murder, death penalty, armed robbery, and drug trafficking and distribution.

Blair C. Jennings

Blair C. Jennings

  • Graduated from Emory University in 1993.
  • Graduated from University of South Carolina Law School in 1996.
  • Admitted to practice in South Carolina and the United States Federal Court.
  • Assistant Solicitor in Richland County (96-00).
  • Deputy Solicitor in Berkeley County (00-07).
  • Deputy Solicitor in Dorchester County (08-10).
  • Served as attorney for the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Former part time Municipal Court Judge for the City of North Charleston.
  • Member of the South Carolina Bar and Charleston County Bar.
  • Member of the South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Lauren L. Felder

  • Graduated from Laurence Manning Academy in 2002.
  • Graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Experimental Psychology.
  • Graduated from the Charleston School of Law with Juris Doctor, magna cum laude in 2009.
  • Former clerk for The Honorable George C. James, Jr., Third Judicial Circuit in Sumter, South Carolina.
  • Admitted to practice in South Carolina and North Carolina.
  • Member of the South Carolina Bar Association and the Charleston County Bar Association.
  • Concentrates practice in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, domestic law, and workers’ compensation.