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David N. "Chip" Truitt

David N. "Chip" Truitt was admitted to practice law in South Carolina in 1992. Mr. Truitt is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1992. Mr. Truitt received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989.

Mr. Truitt is admitted to practice law in all state courts in South Carolina, including Magistrate's Court, Circuit Court, the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Mr. Truitt is admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the State of South Carolina and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Truitt is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Association of Justice, and the Richland County Bar.
Practice Areas:
Automobile Accidents
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death
Criminal Defense
Personal Injury

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In 1993, Mr. Truitt began practicing law in Easley, SC. He handled personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense cases. At the end of 1993, Mr. Truitt accepted a job with the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office, which includes Richland and Kershaw counties. Mr. Truitt prosecuted all types of crimes from 1993-1998, including drug possession and distribution and driving under the influence. Mr. Truitt is a former Violent Crime Task Force Assistant Solicitor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, prosecuting such cases as murder, rape, burglary, armed robbery, felony driving under the influence, and assault and battery with intent to kill. In 1994, Mr. Truitt was a member of one of the first prosecution teams to successfully use DNA evidence to help convict a rapist.

From 1999 to the present, Mr. Truitt has handled and tried many personal injury, automobile accident, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, and criminal defense cases, including all types of felony and misdemeanor crimes in both state and federal courts. He has successfully defended at trial many types of criminal cases, including murder, rape, drug, and driving under the influence cases.

From2000-2007, Mr. Truitt was the prosecutor for the town of Chapin. Mr. Truitt prosecuted all misdemeanors for the town of Chapin, including driving under the influence cases.

Mr. Truitt will listen to your story. He wants to hear what you have endured. He will use his skill, knowledge, and vast legal experience, which includes numerous trials, to help you get the best possible outcome for your case. After practicing law for 26 years, Mr. Truitt has developed wisdom that he can apply to the unique facts of your case for your benefit. The insurance companies and prosecutors know that Mr. Truitt will try your case if a favorable settlement or resolution cannot be reached, which means that you are likely to receive the best offer possible on your case. Give him a call to set up your free consultation so you can find out for yourself how Mr. Truitt can help you.

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Chip and oldest daughter, Abby, at a Georgia football game.

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Chip's middle daughter, Shelby, at her cheerleading competition.

The Truitt Family

The Truitt Family

Mr. Truitt, the son of Dr. Thomas E. Truitt and Judy Truitt, was born in Burlington, NC, in 1967 and lived there for five years before moving to Danville, VA. Mr. Truitt graduated from George Washington High School in Danville, VA, in 1985. While attending George Washington High School, Mr. Truitt lettered multiple years in varsity football as a quarterback and varsity basketball as a small forward.

Mr. Truitt met his wife, Andrea Derrick Truitt, in law school, and they have three beautiful daughters- Abby, Shelby, and Rachel. In addition, he is the proud owner of two friendly dogs- Cocoa, the chocolate Labrador, and Lucy, the golden retriever. Mr. Truitt is a member of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. He teaches Sunday School in the Faith Explorers class and has coached youth basketball for many years at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. Mr. Truitt enjoys all sports and plays tennis whenever time allows.

Chip's youngest daughter, Rachel, with Cocoa and Lucy.