Mission & Values

Since 2014

At Thompson and Hiller, we are more than just your criminal defense attorneys; we are your advocates and guides through the complex legal landscape. Based in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, SC, our firm is committed to providing you with the highest quality defense. We know that facing a criminal charge can be one of the most overwhelming experiences of your life, and that’s why we’re dedicated to offering more than just legal advice. Our mission is to protect, empower, and uplift our clients during their most challenging times.

Compassion & Empathy

We understand that when you’re reaching out to us, you’re often at a low point in your life. That’s why we prioritize compassion and empathy in every interaction. We don’t just talk; we take the time to listen to your story, offering a dose of humor when appropriate to lighten the weight of the situation. We’ve guided countless people through their highs and lows, and we bring that deep-seated understanding to every case we take on.

Dedicated in Client Protection

Our strong interest in protecting you from what the state can potentially do to you isn’t just a tagline—it’s a commitment. Our in-depth knowledge of the law allows us to make strategic decisions, such as identifying which motions to file and determining what actions need to be taken quickly. We use our knowledge as a tool for safeguarding your interests, standing by your side every step of the way.

Creative Legal Solutions

Sometimes the standard approach isn’t enough. That’s where our creativity comes in. We pride ourselves on thinking outside the box to find new avenues for achieving a dismissal or mitigating circumstances. At Thompson and Hiller, we leverage our creative brains to offer you creative solutions, ensuring that we explore every possibility in our quest for justice.

Let Thompson and Hiller be your beacon of hope and resilence during trying times.

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Organizations Thompson & Hiller Support

South Carolina Association of Crimnal Defense Lawyers

The South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is a professional organization dedicated to upholding the standards and efficacy of criminal defense across the state. Comprised of legal professionals who are skilled in various cases, this association offers invaluable resources such as case law updates, networking opportunities, and ongoing legal education to its members. Being a part of this esteemed organization underlines Thompson & Hiller’s commitment to staying at the forefront of criminal defense law. Their membership ensures they are continuously updated on the latest legal strategies and precedents, which in turn allows them to provide the most effective and knowledgeable representation for their clients facing criminal defense issues.

Buddy Walk

The Buddy Walk in Columbia, SC is an annual event organized to raise awareness and support for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Hosted by local advocacy groups, the walk aims to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with Down syndrome while raising funds for educational programs, medical research, and community support. For Thompson & Hiller, participating in and supporting the Buddy Walk holds personal significance. Both attorneys believe in the power of community and the importance of inclusivity; their involvement underscores their commitment to advocating for the rights and well-being of all members of their community.

Rainy Day Funds

Rainy Day Funds is an organization committed to providing financial assistance and resources to individuals facing sudden, unexpected hardships. From medical emergencies to natural disasters, the organization steps in to offer a financial cushion when people need it the most. For Thompson & Hiller, contributing to Rainy Day Funds is not just a charitable act, but a reflection of their core values. Both attorneys recognize the profound impact that unforeseen events can have on people’s lives, often leading to legal challenges and complexities. Their routine donations to the organization exemplify their belief in community support and their commitment to helping people navigate the twists and turns of life.

Lotus Alliance

The Lotus Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to prison reform and the provision of educational and rehabilitative resources for incarcerated individuals. The organization works diligently to transform the prison system into a space of reform and second chances rather than one of mere punishment. Lacey Thompson, a partner at Thompson & Hiller, has a particular interest in the work of the Lotus Alliance. Drawing from her extensive experience in the legal aspects of the prison system, she offers her legal expertise in efforts to drive legislative change and participates in educational programs within prison facilities.