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.

Practice Areas:
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.