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Criminal Defense Law Firm

A person accused of a crime is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. We represent and defend clients accused of the most serious offenses, such as murder, manslaughter, sexual assault, mail fraud, wire fraud and many others.

Family Law Firm

Getting divorced is difficult on every member of the family. We are here to represent our best interests of our clients and to support our clients during this challenging time. We handle divorces, child custody disputes, financial disputes and enforcement of court orders.

Personal Injury Law Firm

We know that being the victim of an automobile accident or an injury that wasn’t your fault is hard to recuperate from physically and financially. We represent our clients in recovering losses and damages in a timely manner.

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If you are facing a serious legal issue, make your next step the right one. To schedule an initial consultation, call 843.577.9890 or complete our simple contact form.


Mount Pleasant Criminal Defense, Personal Injury & Family Law Firm

Many people facing legal issues feel intimidated by our legal system. At the law firm of Stirling & O'Connell, our legal team understands that your legal concerns are serious and that the outcome of your case could affect your life for years to come. Attorney Michael O'Connell and legal assistants Donna R. Dodds and Courtney D. Kinowski have the experience to navigate the most challenging cases knowledgeably, compassionately and effectively.

From our law office in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (a suburb of Charleston, S.C.), we handle a broad range of criminal cases, from drunk driving to federal conspiracy charges. We also handle family matters such as divorce and child custody disputes, and cases of serious personal injury.

Everyone is entitled to strong legal counsel. At the law firm of Stirling & O'Connell, you will receive just that. Attorney Michael O'Connell has been chosen by his peers to be included in Best Lawyers in America every year since 1997 in criminal defense. He has also been selected as a South Carolina Super Lawyer, a distinction limited to the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state.

Michael P. O'Connell Michael O'Connell has more than 40 years of experience as a Criminal Defense Attorney and has been practicing family law for more than 20 years.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Michael P. O'Connell

Attorney Michael O’Connell, owner of Stirling & O’Connell and QDRO Solutions, LLC, has represented hundreds of clients in Family, State and Federal Courts during his over forty-year legal career here in South Carolina. Michael has a proven track record as a successful Criminal Defense and Family Law attorney, which is evidenced by his continued delegation as a Super Lawyer, as a Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney by America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, his rank as a Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in the area of White Collar Crime by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA). Michael is also well respected within the legal community and was recently recognized by his peers and awarded the 2020 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. Mr. O’Connell’s knowledge of the law and proven excellence in the legal field has placed his clients in a strong position to navigate their legal needs and achieve the best possible outcome for their particular set of circumstances.

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