Deputy Chief of US Attorney’s Office in SC forming private practice
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Andy Moorman, a Deputy Chief of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina, is going into private practice on December 16th.
His practice will focus on criminal cases including drug conspiracy, white collar offenses, firearms offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses, property crimes and murder; civil cases including car wrecks, truck accidents, qui tam lawsuits, basic contract disputes; and corporate investigations such as uncovering employee misconduct.
“I believe having been on the other side, as a state prosecutor, as a federal prosecutor, and as a Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, makes me invaluable to any potential client who has a case in state or federal court,” Moorman said.
Moorman graduated from Furman University, where he was a member of the tennis team, in 1998, and earned his juris degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2001. While in law school, he was selected as a member of the South Carolina Law Review, and was awarded the Cali Award, an honor given to the student earning the highest grade in a particular class, for Legal and Equitable Remedies.
Moorman then spent 12 months as the law clerk for the Honorable John C. Few, who at the time was a resident circuit judge for South Carolina’s 13th Judicial Circuit. Justice Few currently sits as an Associate Justice on the South Carolina Supreme Court.
He then spent five years as an assistant solicitor in the 13th Circuit, which covers Greenville and Pickens counties. During his time there, Moorman tried as many cases as anyone in the office and had the privilege of representing the State of South Carolina before the South Carolina Supreme Court.
In 2007, Moorman left the Solicitor’s Office, and entered private practice with a small law firm. While in private practice, he represented criminal clients in state and federal court and in civil matters in state court.
In 2009, Moorman accepted an appointment to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina offered to him by the United States Attorney. In this capacity, Moorman specialized in investigating and prosecuting sophisticated drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) operating in South Carolina and elsewhere.
Moorman regularly sought and received court authorization to conduct wiretaps of communications occurring over phones used by DTO members, obtained court authorization to receive tax return information of targets from the IRS, enlisted the help of federal grand juries to conduct these investigations, and developed strong working relationships with agents from almost every federal agency across the State of South Carolina.
When the investigations ended, the prosecutions began. Moorman thrived as the leader of the prosecution team, which was comprised often times of federal agents, local law enforcement and other members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He was committed to prosecuting these DTOs in a holistic way: obtaining indictments from the grand jury that not only contained drug conspiracy charges, but also contained money laundering violations, firearms violations and any other applicable charge under federal law.
In 2016, the United States Attorney asked Moorman to serve as the lead Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Attorney in the State of South Carolina. In 2017, the United States Attorney named Moorman as a Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division.
As a Deputy Chief, Moorman supervised nine Assistant United States Attorneys and approved virtually all negotiations they entered into on behalf of the United States. He tried cases with them in Greenville, in Florence, and in Columbia. Moorman also represented the United States of America in many cases on appeal.
“The goal of my firm is to use my experiences and my expertise to serve clients who want and deserve the best representation possible,” he said.
About Andy Moorman, Attorney at Law:
This law firm focuses on criminal cases including drug conspiracy, white collar offenses, firearms offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses, property crimes and murder; civil cases including car wrecks, truck accidents, qui tam lawsuits, and basic contract disputes and corporate investigations such as uncovering employee misconduct. Learn more at www.andymoormanlaw.com.