J. Stephen Grooms
J. Stephen Grooms is a lifelong resident of Conway, South Carolina. He earned his Bachelors in 2005 from the University of South Carolina and received his Juris Doctorate from the Charleston School of Law in 2010. He was admitted to South Carolina Bar later that same year.
Grooms began his legal career in Charleston, SC by working in a plaintiff’s litigation firm which handled a variety of cases. During that time, he was involved in several complex cases, primarily in Construction Plaintiff’s litigation. In May of 2011 Grooms accepted a position as a criminal prosecutor with the Horry County Solicitor’s Office. While working in the Solicitor’s Office Grooms handled over 3,000 cases and took numerous cases to trial achieving favorable results on charges ranging from drug offenses to murder. Grooms was recognized for his leadership and trial results and was promoted to Senior Assistant Prosecutor within a few years. In September of 2016 Grooms along with fellow prosecutor Austin Thomas co-founded Grooms and Thomas, LLC. Attorney Grooms experience in the civil field and as a criminal trial attorney provides the knowledge and the tools to represent you with confidence whether your case is criminal or civil in nature.
Grooms has been recognized for his achievements in the courtroom, but also in the community by the South Carolina Prosecution Commission, as well as the Horry County Solicitor’s Office. Grooms married Ellen Hembree of North Myrtle Beach in 2015, and the couple resides in Conway with their daughter Anna.