James E. Whittle, Jr. was born and reared in Gloverville, South Carolina. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1979; U.S. District Court in 1980; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, in 1989; and U.S. Supreme Court in 1991.
University of South Carolina (B.A., 1976; J.D., 1979). Assistant Solicitor, Second Judicial Circuit, 1979 – 1980; Aiken County Public Defender, 1980 – 1982.
Aiken First Baptist Church, Aiken, SC; American Bar Association; South Carolina Bar Association; Aiken County Bar Association; South Carolina Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Board Member, Aiken County Public Defender Corporation.
Criminal Law in City Court (Municipal), Summary Court (Magistrate), and General Sessions (State).
He is married to Amanda F. McGee Whittle, and they have two sons and a daughter.
James is recognized across the State for his passion and zeal as a criminal defense attorney. Named one of the Best Lawyers of America, Naifeh and Smith, Woodward/White since 2009, and recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys for the State of South Carolina.