Finger, Melnick & Brooks, P.A.

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(843) 681-7000

35 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 200, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, USA

Finger, Melnick & Brooks, P.A ., provides legal representation to residents and visitors to the South Carolina Lowcountry, including Hilton Head Island, Hardeeville, Ridgeland, Port Royal, Beaufort, Bluffton, Walterboro, Estill, Savannah, Charleston, Allendale and Summerville. We serve clients throughout South Carolina, including cities and towns in Beaufort County, Jasper County, Colleton County, Allendale County, Hampton, Berkely and Charleston County.

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Benjamin T. Shelton

Ben Shelton, an experienced trial lawyer, focuses his practice representing clients in complex civil litigation including personal injury, commercial litigation, and criminal defense.

Civil Litigation

Much of Mr. Shelton's work involves complex civil litigation.  He represents clients facing catastrophic personal injuries, insurance disputes including insurance bad faith, and commercial litigation.

Business Law

Business matters and disputes often involve several areas of the law. Ben utilizes his broad legal experience and knowledge of the courtroom to achieve excellent results for his professional clients. Whether a client is starting a new venture, purchasing or selling a business, or in a business dispute, Mr. Shelton works to attain desired objectives swiftly and efficiently.

Criminal Defense

A death penalty qualified criminal defense lawyer, Ben represents individuals accused of "white collar" crimes, DUIs and other serious crimes. He has worked as a prosecutor in seven counties throughout the Lowcountry, and with every level of law enforcement in South Carolina. This unique experience sets him apart. Ben prides himself in investigating every angle of a case for his clients charged with criminal offenses, and strives to simply work harder than the other side to insure the best possible result for the clients he defends.

Ben is dedicated to his clients and his community.  He serves as a volunteer in various positions.  He enjoys spending his free time and his family and good friends.

Experience

     Assistant Solicitor (Assistant District Attorney), 2008-2014;
            Fourteenth and Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Offices of South Carolina

Areas of Practice 

   Litigation

   Commercial Law

   Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

    South Carolina; US District Court of South Carolina

Education

    Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina
        Doctor of Jurisprudence - 2008
               Dean's List; Maritime Law Bulletin; Managing Editor; Pro Bono Award Recipient


    Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina
        Bachelor of Arts - 2001
               Honors Program; Dean's List; Charlie Hendrick's Award Recipient

Professional Associations and Memberships

     South Carolina Bar Association
     Hilton Head Bar Association
     Beaufort County Bar Association
     VanLandingham Rotary Club, Hilton Head Island, Member, Sergeant-at-Arms, 2015-          2016; President-Elect, 2016-2017; President 2017-2018    
     Penn Center; Board of Trustees 

Finger, Melnick & Brooks, P.A.

Benjamin T. Shelton