Dale Savage – Attorney at Law, Charleston, SC

I graduated from the College of Charleston (B.A. Economics, 2001) and earned my law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in California (J.D., 2004).  After returning to South Carolina and admission to the bar in 2006, I worked for a large plaintiff’s personal injury firm before transitioning to criminal prosecution.

From 2007 to 2011, I served as an Assistant Solicitor (prosecutor) for the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Charleston County.  As an Assistant Solicitor, I prosecuted over 2,100 warrants ranging from DUI’s, misdemeanor drug and firearm offenses, to violent felonies such as murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, bank robbery, drug trafficking, and burglary.  I was the liaison to the U.S. Attorney’s Office where I coordinated the federal adoption of gun crimes.

I gained significant courtroom experience trying more than twenty (20) felony jury trials.  During my tenure, I tried more cases than any other prosecutor in the office.  I worked side-by-side with Solicitor Scarlett Wilson on two high profile cases.  The first involved a Charleston County Sheriff’s Deputy shot in the line of duty and the second was the home invasions committed by two former Citadel football players along with two College of Charleston students.  Media/News

Due to my extensive trial work, I was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer for Criminal Trials in the state of South Carolina and have a 10.0 Superb rating by AVVO, as well as being recognized as a Super Lawyer for 2021.  This is an invitation only organization that recognizes attorneys that exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership in their respective state.

Bar Admissions:

South Carolina
U.S. District Court, South Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Associations:

South Carolina Bar
Charleston County Bar
Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers
SC Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Police Benevolent Assoc. (PBA)
Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)


College of Charleston
Golden Gate University School of Law

Awards and Recognition

Chalreston Criminal Defense Lawyer
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