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James W. Gilchrist Jr.

Contact Jim at jgilchrist@turnipseed.netJames W. Gilchrist, Jr.

James Gilchrist specializes in automobile accidents, defective products, premise liability/slip & fall and other general torts. He also spends a lot of time assisting clients with their property damage claims resulting from automobile accidents. Jim is an active member of the South Carolina Association for Justice. In particular, Jim has actively defended the rights of victims to a jury trial in civil cases. Articles written by Jim in defense of our jury system have been published in both The State newspaper and in the South Carolina Association for Justice Bulletin. Jim has been an attorney with Turnipseed & Associates since 1985.

Jim is a native of Edgefield, SC, and studied political science and history at Clemson University, where he received his undergraduate degree. He received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, during which time he was a clerk for Turnipseed & Associates. He and his wife Dana have two teenage/college age daughters: Laura Carlisle and Elizabeth Spenser.

Jim is very involved in his community and his church, Shandon Presbyterian. There, he is an Elder. He has also been involved in numerous political campaigns, supporting candidates that strongly support the right to trial by jury and the preservation of the civil justice system. He is very active as a volunteer governmental relations representative with Richland County School District One. Most recently, he has done work at the legislature, as a volunteer, vigorously opposing any legislation that seeks to undermine the public school system in South Carolina. Jim was, for a number of years, chairman of the Shandon Cluster of Churches' Hand  Middle School Project. Finally, in the past, he has been involved with the Midland's Crop Walk Against Hunger.

Contact Jim at jgilchrist@turnipseed.net


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