Jonathan M. Harvey


Columbia, SC





Mr. Jonathan Harvey served as an Assistant Solicitor in the Columbia/Richland County office of the Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor and as an Assistant Attorney General in the South Carolina Attorney General's Office. He has prosecuted cases in all criminal trial courts. Mr. Harvey has been in private practice in Columbia, South Carolina since 1986, having a strong emphasis on criminal matters. In private practice, he has appeared in every type of criminal trial court in South Carolina, including Family Court, Magistrate Court, Circuit/General Sessions Court, and U.S. District Court. He was also a participant in the longest criminal trial in the U.S. District Court of South Carolina. Mr. Harvey is dedicated to providing zealous representation of clients to ensure each receives the best possible representation. As his private practice continues into its third decade, Mr. Harvey continues to be an effective advocate for his clients.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Expungements
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • Felonies
  • Forgery
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • Mail Fraud
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Parole and Probation
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Theft
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1992


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. - 1981
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • River Alliance, Board of Directors, 2017 to Present
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Board Member - 1997-2001
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Secretary / Treasurer - 2002-2015
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • East Richland County Public Service District - Commissioner - 1990 - 2000
  • Richland County School District Two Foundation - 2000 - 2003

Past Employment Positions

  • Fifth Judicial Circuit, Assistant Solicitor, 1982-1983
  • South Carolina Attorney General's Office - Assistant Attorney General
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