The Firm

Ray E. Chandler

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

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

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.