Lupton Law Firm
Over 30 years combined litigation experience

Theodore N. Lupton:
Ted has over 15 years of legal experience. He graduated from The Citadel in 1989, and was commissioned into the United States Army as an infantry officer. His active duty service included a tour of duty in the Republic of Panama during Operation Promote Liberty.

After leaving active duty, he moved to the Lexington area and attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating in 1995. After law school, Ted spent two years working at a law firm specializing in DUI defense and civil litigation. He left private practice in 1997 to work as a state prosecutor. As an Assistant Solicitor (District Attorney), Ted has prosecuted everything from misdemeanors, such as DUI and CDV cases, to violent crimes ranging from burglaries and robberies to murder; including a murder case featured on Court TV and assisted on other featured cases. Ted has also served as Drug Prosecution Team Leader for over five years, where he was widely recognized as one of the top drug prosecutors in South Carolina. Ted’s knowledge and skill have led to him being asked on many occasions to train police, defense lawyers, prosecutors and judges in legal education courses at the state and national level.

Michelle Quinn Lupton:
Michelle decided she wanted to be a lawyer during an elementary school field trip to the Lexington County Courthouse. After graduating from Lexington High School in 1987, she attended the University of South Carolina, graduating in two and a half years. After graduation, she worked as an insurance adjuster, learning the inside workings of automobile insurance claims, before returning to USC to attend law school.

After graduating from law school in 1994, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Marc Westbrook, working in the same courtroom she had visited as a child. After that, she joined a firm specializing in helping victims of accidents in personal injury cases. In 1997, she began working as an Assistant Solicitor (District Attorney), handling all types of criminal prosecution. From there, she moved to the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General, handling cases statewide. She currently serves as an adjunct professor in the paralegal program at Midlands Technical College, teaching Civil Litigation and Family Law.