Jeff is a 1989 graduate of Conway High School and a 1994 graduate of Coastal Carolina University. In 1995 he worked on the SC Governor’s RAID Team. Jeff graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy after which he became a Probation and Parole Agent with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services. He also served in the South Carolina Army National Guard from 1989 until 2002.
Motivated by a desire to help others, Jeff moved to Jackson, Mississippi to attend Mississippi College School of Law. He received a law degree in 1999 and returned to Conway to serve as law clerk to the Honorable Sidney T. Floyd, Circuit Court Judge for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. In 2000 Jeff began practicing law with a focus on personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security disability and wrongful death cases. He is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals, US District Court, South Carolina Supreme Court, and all other courts of the state. Jeff is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Injured Workers’ Advocates of South Carolina, South Carolina Association for Justice, and the Horry County Bar Association. Jeff received the 2016 Martindale-Hubble Client Distinction Award and the 2020 Martindale-Hubble Client Champion Award.
In 2014 Jeff was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. He has a deep-rooted connection to the Aynor and Conway areas and continues to serve District 58. He has previously served on the Education and Public Works Committees. Jeff currently serves on the Legislative Oversight and Judiciary Committees. He was the 2016 recipient of the Boy Scouts’ Citizen of the Year, 2016 SC Soil and Water Legislator of the Year, 2019 recipient of the Palmetto Pride and SC Litter Control Association Senator David Thomas Award, and 2019 recipient of the SC Farm Bureau Federation Legislator of the Year.
Jeff is an attending member of Juniper Bay Baptist Church in Conway where he has held various positions as a former trustee, chairman of the finance committee, and a Sunday school teacher for young adults. He and his wife, Tammy, are the proud parents of three children: Tyler, Lauren and Evan.