Christopher A. Wellborn

Christopher A. Wellborn

Location:
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Phone:
(803) 746-4302
(866) 635-6765 (Toll Free)
Fax:
(803) 980-0952
Email:

Rock Hill Criminal Defense Law Firm

Located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Christopher A. Wellborn, P.A., is the only law firm in the area that devotes 100% of its practice to criminal defense. No matter the nature of your criminal charge, including DUI, drug charges, robbery, child abuse, or juvenile delinquency, contact the firm for a free initial consultation.

Attorney Christopher Wellborn, earned his law degree in 1988 from the University of San Diego School of Law after receiving a bachelor of arts from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. A long-time resident of South Carolina, Wellborn is committed to serving the people of his area.

Attorney Wellborn is a founding member and past President of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has served on the board of directors and executive committee of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He is a past President of the York County Bar Association, and is active in the South Carolina Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker at seminars on Criminal Law topics both on a state and national level.

Former York County Prosecutor

Before opening his criminal defense law firm in 1997, Mr. Wellborn worked extensively in criminal law, including serving as prosecutor for York County. There, he prosecuted a whole range of crimes, from DUI to burglary to murder. This experience as a prosecutor gives him unusual insight into the criminal justice system, which he uses on behalf of criminal defendants.

Twenty years after graduating from law school, Attorney Wellborn currently handles cases throughout South Carolina in state, federal, juvenile, and magistrate courts. He is the only attorney in the area, outside of public defenders, who devotes his entire practice to criminal defense.

Attorney Wellborn is deeply rooted within the community he serves. He speaks frequently at seminars, discussing criminal defense topics. A founding member and former president of South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he is well-known and respected by area judges, lawyers, court staff, police officials, counselors, therapists, and other professionals. He belongs to the York County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1991

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
    • B.A. - 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Founding Member
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers , Current Member of the board of directors
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers , President, 2002 - 2003
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2010 - 2016
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Task Force on Restoration of Rights
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member of Corrections Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Public Defense Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mental Health Committee
  • York County Bar Association, President, 1993 - 1994
  • South Carolina Bar, Criminal Law Section, Chairman, 2001 - 2002
  • York County Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • York County Public Defenders Corporation, Member, Board of Directors, 1990 - 2007
  • York County Hospice, Member, Board of Directors, 1990 - 1994

Past Employment Positions

  • Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Assistant Solicitor, 1989 - 1990

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta