Matt Swilley was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. He is a 2006 graduate of The Citadel. He graduated in 2009 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Matt has been licensed to practice in South Carolina state courts since 2009 and the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina since 2012.
Matt has limited his practice almost exclusively to criminal defense since he became an attorney. He has tried numerous cases, both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. Matt has handled hundreds of criminal cases throughout his career in all levels of state court: Municipal, Magistrate’s, and General Sessions. Matt has obtained verdicts of not guilty in cases involving charges of Murder, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, 1st Degree, Criminal Domestic Violence, Armed Robbery, Burglary 1st Degree and Shoplifting.