I’m South Carolina lawyer Eric Poston and I’m here to expose the truth about how our legal system operates. When you file a lawsuit or are charged with a crime, it’s not just you against the defendant or you against the prosecutor, it’s you against an entire Good Ole’ Boy System of lawyers and judges who have been working together their entire careers and who will be working together long after you’re out of the picture. Unfortunately, this oppressive system far too often includes your lawyer as well.

Now, this system is one founded on a patriarchal hierarchy based on pedigree and personal connections, not competence or ethics. It punishes those few lawyers who dare to fight against it; those few lawyers willing to sacrifice their social or political status in the pursuit of justice.

For my first few years practicing, I was unknowingly a part of this corrupt system, beholden to its wishes and complacent to the injustices I witnessed. As a young lawyer, this system was all I knew, so I adapted to it and learned to accept it as the norm.

But my philosophy changed when the system turned on me and revealed it’s true nature.  Recently, it came to the attention of several notable lawyers that I enjoy making hip hop music in my free time. So of course, they expelled me from the system, labeled me a “degenerate” and said I “simply wasn’t cut out to be a lawyer.” As a result of the system’s rejection of me, I stand here today with the absolute conviction that it is my moral duty to fight against it. And because I’ve been a part of the system, I know how it operates and I know I can and will prevail.

It’s crucial to understand that it’s not the system that ultimately decides your fate. It is a jury of your peers that makes the final decision as to what you deserve, and settlements are dependent on projected verdicts. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, lawyers value cases and estimate conviction rates based largely on the personality of the lawyer on the other side. The more aggressive and unpredictable the lawyer, the higher the case value and the lower the conviction rate. There’s a reason why many of the top lawyers in South Carolina are also the most hated by the system.

So if you’re considering filing a lawsuit or need representation in a criminal matter, please feel free to call us at 803-463-4561 or email us at info@chalmersposton.com for a free consultation. And remember, no matter which lawyer you end up hiring, make sure they are as upfront and honest with you as I have been. After all, we’re dealing with the one life you’ve been given. Live it with complete confidence.