Freddy Woods is an attorney who handles civil and criminal trials. Mr. Woods is a seasoned trial lawyer and has extensive courtroom experience handling criminal cases as well as civil trials, personal injury cases and technology related business transactions.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Woods served as a legislative intern and CBCF Fellow to Congressman James Clyburn D-SC, (Currently Majority Whip) in the United States House of Representatives. Subsequently, Mr. Woods was appointed as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald Beatty, (Currently Associate Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court) before joining the law firm of Lowery, Thompson and King in Anderson, South Carolina. In May, 1997, Mr. Woods co-founded the law firm of Konohia Woods and later established The Law Office of Fred Woods, with primary offices located in Greenville, South Carolina. During that time, for more than a decade, Mr. Woods also served as “of counsel” to law firms in Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, D.C., working on litigation cases and technology business matters. In South Carolina, the law firm grew and expanded and is now known as The Woods Law Firm with the main office located in Greenville, South Carolina and additional offices in Columbia and Beaufort-Hilton Head, South Carolina by appointment only.
In the litigation arena, Mr. Woods has negotiated many personal injury settlements for his clients and has handled criminal and civil jury trials and cases in most of the 46 counties in South Carolina. He has served as chief counsel, of-counsel or co-counsel in high value and controversial cases in the State of South Carolina. Mr. Woods also volunteers his time to represent children who are caught in the juvenile justice system escape the cycle of incarceration and despair. He represents children “pro-bono” or “free of charge” because he believes that children that are given opportunity and direction can lead healthy and productive lives and become success stories rather than sad statistics.
Mr. Woods has been featured as a guest commentator in the media on legal and political issues and has been a guest lecturer at local universities and colleges. He is a political fundraiser and a social and economic activist who has served on the boards of various charities through the years and as legal counsel to professional groups. He is a past executive board member and treasurer on the board of the redevelopment authority, an agency which provides affordable housing to low income residents.
Mr. Woods is well traveled having visited more than 42 countries on 4 continents. He is fluent in English and Portuguese and conversational in Spanish. Mr. Woods truly believes that “Everyone has value, just believe in yourself and your power to make a difference. Then, wake up to each day thankful for the promise that each day brings and treat each new friend you meet as a gift from God.”