John J. McCauley

John J. McCauley


SC Bar (1983) United States District Court- District of South Carolina ( 1984) Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (1985)

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Florida State University, 1977; University of South Carolina School of Law, 1983.

John J. McCauley joined Davis Frawley, LLC as a partner in 2004 after practicing in his own firm for over 19 years.

John is a 1983 graduate of the University of the South Carolina School of Law and a 1977 graduate of Florida State University.  Prior to entering private practice, he served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Julius Baggett in 1983-84.  Additionally, he was an Assistant Solicitor in Lexington County’s Eleventh Judicial Circuit in 1984-85.

John is a member of the South Carolina and Lexington County Bars and is fully licensed to appear before the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is also a member and a Founder of the South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.  John served two three year terms on the Board of Governors of SCDLA.  He is a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice (f/k/a South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association), having served on its Board of Governors from 1994 to 2001.  He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  John served as the Chairman of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Fee Dispute Committee from 1993 through 2006.  He has also served as Committee Chairman for the Lexington County Bar Association in the areas of Common Pleas, General Sessions and Family Court.  He currently serves on the Judicial Qualifications Committee for the South Carolina Bar.  John has been a speaker and presenter at Continuing Legal Education seminars (CLEs) on the issue of professional ethics and attorney’s fees.  John holds an “AV” rating which is the highest rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.

A native of the Columbia, South Carolina metropolitan area, John currently practices in the areas of criminal defense, domestic relations, wrongful death, personal injury, and general litigation.  John currently resides in Columbia with his wife Lenni of 38 years.  They are the proud parents of a daughter who is married and also resides in the Columbia area.  In his spare time, John is an avid outdoorsman, particularly enjoying offshore fishing, hunting and travel.  However, his primary extracurricular interest is spending as much time as possible with his two adorable granddaughters.