Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Attorney


Mr. Truslow’s enthusiasm for criminal law began at the age of 14 when he accompanied his grandfather to criminal court, where he was serving jury duty. That experience ignited his enthusiasm and passion for criminal law.

Education / Experience

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Truslow accepted an associate attorney position with a local criminal defense firm in North Myrtle Beach, where he had the opportunity to work in the courtroom and gain valuable trial experience. In 1995, he opened his own practice, now T. Kirk Truslow, P.A., where he represents clients in state and federal court criminal cases.


Mr. Truslow has handled thousands of criminal cases, including an 11-day trial of a complex 20-count federal mail fraud indictment involving more than 70 witnesses and 300 evidentiary exhibits, a complex federal civil rights criminal case prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Washington, D.C., as well as what has been called the most high-profile white collar criminal case in Horry County, South Carolina to come of the recent real estate collapse and ensuing federal investigations, and a recent 5 day murder trial resulting in a verdict of not guilty. 

The Choice For You!

Mr. Truslow has vast experience in criminal defense. For more than 26 years, Mr. Truslow has represented thousands of clients, served as lead counsel in more than 95 jury trials and handled numerous appeals. Mr. Truslow has successfully had clients’ convictions reversed. Successful verdicts like these set this law firm apart from the competition. 


  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1993

– Order of Wig and Robe for “having exhibited excellence and proficiency in legal studies, and having made a competitvely superior record therein”
– Clerked for the U.S. Department of Justice

  • B.A., English, The Citadel, 1990

– Citadel Scholar Scholarship Recipient


  • AV ® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell ®
  • Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1995
  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1995
  • South Carolina, 1993

Professional Association

  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past Board Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyer

Speaking Engagements

  • Has provided legal commentary to various media outlets
  • Regularly appears on WMBF News featured show, “Legal Access”