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Colin Spangler

Colin T.L. Spangler

Attorney at Law

Colin has been passionately pursuing justice for South Carolinians since finishing law school at the University of South Carolina in 2017. While in law school, Colin was honored to be selected for the school's nationally ranked Mock Trial program. Through tireless devotion to both oral and written advocacy, Colin competed throughout the United States, winning numerous team and individual accolades, including a selection to the 2016 TopGun Mock Trial Competition hosted by Baylor University in Waco, Texas. This honor is reserved for the top advocates in the nation.

Since finishing school, Colin has used his passion for advocacy to obtain more than $1,000,000.00 in recovery for injured clients. This includes car wrecks, slip and falls, landlord-tenant disputes, and other civil litigation.

Colin has experience handling everything from simple possession of marijuana to serious felonies. Colin has tried numerous criminal cases, including Murder, Criminal Sexual Conduct, and Drug/Gun cases.

Gross recovery indicates amount prior to payment of medical expenses, attorney fees, and costs.

Education

  • J.D. - University of South Carolina School of Law, 2017

  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON, Fredericksburg, Virginia

    • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2014

    • NCAA DIII Cross Country/Track & Field Athlete; American Mock Trial Association Participant

Associations

  • South Carolina Bar

  • Federal Bar Association (South Carolina chapter)

  • American Association for Justice

Awards

  • Justice Lewis F. Powell Medal for Excellence in Trial Advocacy

    • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2017

  • Robert McCormick Figg, Jr. Trial Advocacy Award

    • South Carolina Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2017

  • D. Reece Williams III, Trial Advocacy Award

    • D. Reece Williams III, 2017

  • Justice Lewis F. Powell Medal for Excellence in Trial Advocacy

    • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2016

Professional Experience

  • Floyd & Spangler, Attorneys at Law, West Columbia, South Carolina (Jan. 2018-current) (Formerly known as Wayne Floyd Law Office)

Attorney: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Appeals

Litigation/Trial experience in Common Pleas, General Sessions, Family Court, Magistrate, Municipal, & U.S. District Court.

Experience handling all levels of criminal defense: Federal, General Sessions, & Magistrate/Municipal. 5 Jury Trials. (See Attached for Notable Cases)

Notable Cases & Appearances

Jurisdiction

Case

Date

Lexington County General Sessions

Murder (5-day Jury Trial)

March 2018



CSC w/ Minor x 4 (5-day Jury Trial)

May 2018



Attempted Murder (charges dismissed at preliminary hearing)

August 2018



Dist. Heroin, MJ, Crack & Unlawful Carry of Pistol (3-day Jury Trial)

July 2019



Murder/Att. Murder, Burglary 1st (5-day Jury Trial)

October 2019

Richland County General Sessions

Trafficking Meth (contested plea hearing)

June 2018

Richland County Probation, Pardon, and Parole Board

Probation Violation (contested revocation hearing)

July 2018

U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Trafficking Meth, Possession of Firearm by Felon (contested plea)

August 2018

SC Workers’ Compensation Commission

Denied Claim, Coverage Dispute (settled following favorable ruling from Commission)

July 2018

Common Pleas Litigation Files

Motor Vehicle Accident (disputed UIM coverage)

July 2018



Landlord-Tenant (mold injury)

August 2018

Pre-Litigation Files Settled

Car Wreck, Landlord Tenant, Property Damage 100+

Total Settlements >$6,000,000