Professional Memberships and Awards
Selected as a Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer
South Carolina Association for Justice
South Carolina Bar Association
Charleston County Bar Association
Admitted to all State and Federal Courts in South Carolina
Practice Areas and Focus
DUI & Traffic Offenses
Dram Shop Litigation
Ted started his professional career as Assistant Solicitor for Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson in her Charleston office. Ted started his career as an Assistant Solicitor prosecuting a wide range offenses ranging from property crimes to DUI’s to drug possession. It was during this time that Ted began honing his trial and litigation skills. After several successful trials as lead counsel while maintaining a high conviction rate, Ted’s caseload quickly shifted towards more serious cases. Ted was elevated to prosecuting primarily violent crime cases including Murder, Armed Robbery, and Felony DUI. Ted also served as the lead Animal Cruelty Prosecutor for Charleston County. Ted was involved in countless high profile cases and served as lead counsel in the Murder of Eric Brantley, the Felony DUI death of nine year old Da’Vieona Hamilton, and the animal cruelty abuse case of Caitlyn The Dog.
During his time at the Solicitor’s Office, Ted took great pride in serving the Charleston community as a trial prosecutor and hopes to continue serving while in private practice by helping the injured and those who have lost their way get back on their feet. Eventually, however, Ted decided to leave the Solicitor’s Office to become a founding partner of Kidd Corvey & Simpson. Ted’s practice focuses Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Wrongful Arrest, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Litigation, and General Litigation.
Educational and Personal Background
Born and raised in the Midwest, Ted attended Miami University and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science, and a Minor in Entrepreneurship. Following college, Ted relocated to the Lowcountry in 2010 hoping to make it his permanent home.
Ted attended the Charleston School of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 2013. While in law school, Ted was elected as an Editor for the Federal Courts Law Review. Additionally, he helped found the school’s Trial Advocacy Board and served as one its first executive board members while also competing around the country in mock trial competitions. During law school, he gained vital legal experience working as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Karen K. Caldwell in the Eastern District of Kentucky and as a Research Assistant for Law Professor Miller W. Shealy. Ted also excelled academically, making Dean’s List and winning CALI awards in his Admiralty Law and Mass Torts Seminar classes.
Ted lives on John’s Island with his wife, Danielle, and their dogs Lucy, Caitlyn, and Sullivan. In his free time, Ted is an avid sports fan, he enjoys golfing, being on the water, and spending time with his wife and their dogs exploring the Lowcountry.