Freddy Woods, Jr. is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of South Carolina. Freddy completed his undergraduate degree in Political Science with a Minor in International Business, graduating from the University of South Carolina in 1991. He did postgraduate work in the MBA program at The University of South Carolina in 1992. Mr. Woods earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 1995. While at HU Law, Freddy was honored as a member of the social justice law review and was a CBCF Fellow in the United States Congress, House of Representatives for Congressman James E. "Jim" Clyburn (D-SC, formerly Majority Whip). After law school, Freddy was selected as the first law clerk for The Honorable Donald W. Beatty, (currently, Chief Justice of South Carolina Supreme Court).
After graduating law school and completing his clerkship, Freddy became an associate attorney at the law firm of Lowery, Thompson, and King, handling criminal defense (including Murder, DUI, State and Federal Drug and criminal cases), family court and personal injury litigation (including catastrophic injuries, medical malpractice, and auto, truck, and train accident cases). In 1997, Freddy co-founded the firm of Konohia and Woods and later established his own practice, The Woods Law Firm.
Freddy has gained a reputation as a skilled and aggressive trial attorney handling cases in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury with a particular affinity for DUI and Drug cases on the criminal side and mass torts, accident and injury cases on the personal injury side. Freddy has been a guest lecturer and panelist for colleges and universities, law schools and the media, appearing multiple times on radio, TV, news channels and social media on topics related to DUI, criminal defense, criminal justice reform, and accident litigation. He accepts cases and clients in all 46 counties in the State of South Carolina and spends considerable time in courts throughout the state. Mr. Woods has offices in Greenville, Columbia, Beaufort, Georgetown, and Rock Hill to serve South Carolina residents in all parts of the state.
Freddy believes it is his duty as a lawyer to help people who are faced with challenging legal problems and help improve the community. Freddy is a founding member of the American Freedom and Justice Project which seeks to improve the criminal justice system. Freddy has served on several community boards and commissions and most recently served as an executive committee board member on the board of the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority. Among other awards, Freddy was selected as a top 100 trial lawyer in SC in his field by the National Trial Lawyers every year from 2013-2019. Freddy is also active with his church and enjoys sportfishing, traveling and outdoor sports with his family when he is not in court fighting to win justice for his clients and their families.
J.D., Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., 1995
B.A., University of South Carolina, 1991
Political Science with a Minor in International Business
National College for DUI Defense
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
National Trial Lawyers, Top 100
Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings
South Carolina State Bar
Member Since: 1996