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History

Rock Hill is a lovely city that runs along the Catawba River and is not far from Charlotte, NC. The area has been inhabited for many years, first by various indigenous tribes, most recently the Catawba Indian Nation. It has existed as a town since about 1852 (though not officially incorporated until years later).

Rock Hill played a role in the Civil War, Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Era, and the city grew a lot during each era. Today, the AV Preeminent logopopulation of Rock Hill sits at nearly 100,000.

At McKinney, Tucker & Lemel, we have deep roots in the community of Rock Hill and are proud to call Rock Hill home.

Rock Hill Legal Services

In our line of work, compassion and understanding are not qualities you see every day, but we pride ourselves on our commitment to understanding you and putting your objectives first. We have years of experience and know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. We tailor our strategy to your specific needs.

Here are some of the reasons we believe you should work with us at McKinney, Tucker & Lemel:

  • Experienced – Our attorneys measure their legal careers in decades.
  • Focused – We are a client-focused law firm. Your concerns are our priority.
  • Responsive – Open lines of communication and frequent updates keep you informed every step of the way.
  • Local – With deep roots in South Carolina, we are proud to call York County home.
  • Straightforward – You can count on us to give you honest advice.
  • Cost-effective – We aim to deliver quality legal services at rates you can afford.
  • Compassionate – You’re going through a difficult time. We respect that and treat our clients with courtesy and kindness.

Our Rock Hill Practice Areas

At McKinney, Tucker & Lemel, our attorneys serve clients in wide variety of legal matters. Our main practice areas include the following:

Family Law

Some of the most sensitive and important issues lie where family relations and the law intersect. Our attorneys understand the stakes of your family law matter and the emotions you are experiencing. We are prepared to be a strong advocate for you while treating you with compassion.

A few examples of the kinds of cases our family law attorneys handle include:

  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Mediation
  • Property Division
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Alimony

Criminal Defense

There is a lot on the line if you’ve been charged with a crime – your job, your family, your freedom. It’s natural to be worried. You need a strong advocate to stand up for your rights and fight for your future. At McKinney, Tucker & Lemel, we believe there is no substitute for experience when choosing a criminal defense attorney.

Some of the charges our criminal defense lawyers handle include:

  • DUI
  • Drug Offenses
  • Sex Offenses
  • Property Crimes (burglary, vandalism, arson, for example)
  • Crimes Against a Person (assault, murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, for example)
  • Financial Crimes (white-collar crime, embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, for example).

Personal Injury

A serious accident can leave you with mountains of medical bills, lost wages, debilitating pain and suffering and other losses. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, you shouldn’t be left to deal with the financial fallout. Our lawyers can help. We know how insurance works from both sides. We’re ready to put that knowledge to work for you in matters such as:

  • Car Wrecks
  • Tractor-Trailer Wrecks
  • Motorcycle Wrecks
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Dangerous Products

Courts Serving Our Area

South Carolina is served by three types of trial courts: Summary courts, family courts, and circuit courts. Summary courts are responsible for criminal and civil matters with limited consequences. Family courts handle all matters regarding families and children. Circuit courts are the state court of general jurisdiction, handling most criminal and civil matters.

For more information, contact the court of interest below.

South Carolina Judicial Department

1015 Sumter St # 200
Columbia, SC
Tel: (803) 734-1800

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York County Clerk
of Court

300 W Liberty St.
York, SC
Tel: (803) 684-8505

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Lancaster County Clerk of Court

104 N Main St.
Lancaster County
Tel: (803) 258-1581

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Chester County Clerk of Court

140 Main St. # A1
Chester, SC
Tel: (803) 385-2605

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Rock Hill
Municipal Court

120 E. Black St.
Rock Hill, SC
Tel: (803) 329-5695

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Area Medical Facilities

There are a number of options for meeting your healthcare needs in our area. These include hospitals, urgent care, clinics, and other good healthcare facilities.

Piedmont Medical Center

222 S Herlong Ave
Rock Hill, SC
Tel: (803) 329-1234

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HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Rock Hill

1795 Dr Frank Gaston Blvd
Rock Hill, SC
Tel: (803) 326-3500

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Springs Memorial Hospital

800 W. Meeting St.
Lancaster, SC 29720
Tel: (803) 286-1214

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Carolinas Medical Center

1000 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
Tel: (704) 355-2000

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Major Employers in Rock Hill

Beginning in the 1880’s, the textile industry became the dominant employer in York, Lancaster and Chester Counties. Since the decline of textiles in the late 20th century, the economy has shifted to finance, high-technology, services, and heritage tourism. The close proximity to an extensive transportation network has created a region with robust industry in advanced materials, transportation, and distribution. The area has become the preferred location for major headquarters as financial institutions and shared service businesses have relocated here.

Some of the major employers in the area include:

Local Education

The York County school system ranks among the top districts in the state.

At the start of the 21st Century, the challenges of global economic competition create an ever growing emphasis on the improvement of our educational system. And in South Carolina, this issue takes center stage. We are one of the five states leading the nation in systematic reform of education.

The York County Public School System had an approximate enrollment of 31,696 enrolled for the school year 2003-2004. The school system includes:

  • York School District #1
  • Clover School District #2
  • Rock Hill School District #3
  • Fort Mill School District #4

York County is also served by many private schools offering grades from kindergarten through high school.

Wintrop University, founded in 1886, is a coeducational comprehensive teaching university located in Rock Hill. Winthrop, with a student body of over 5,100 students, offers an array of undergraduate and graduate programs.

Our Office

Our office is in downtown Rock Hill, next door to the Fire Department Museum and near Fountain Park. Please contact us for an appointment.

our address is:

303 Saluda St.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803)-328-1848

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