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Beattie B. Ashmore, Esquire

Beattie B. Ashmore has been practicing law in South Carolina for over thirty years. He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest rank given in legal ability and ethical standards.  He has been rated as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in South Carolina by Super Lawyers magazine for the last five years.  He has disbursed over 55 million dollars in three Federal Receiver cases in South Carolina. 

He was born in Greenville, South Carolina in 1959. He graduated from the College of Charleston in l98l. After graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1986, he clerked for Bankruptcy Judges for four years. From 1990 through 1996, Mr. Ashmore was an Assistant United States Attorney in South Carolina. He spent three years in the civil division and three years in the criminal division. His civil division areas of practice involved defending the United States and its agencies in all areas of civil litigation. His civil trial experience included wrongful death, medical malpractice, various tort actions and asset forfeiture.  While in the criminal division of the United States Attorney's Office, Mr. Ashmore prosecuted a number of cases including bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, weapons charges, bankruptcy fraud, securities fraud, bank robbery, money laundering, and drug offenses. In Mr. Ashmore's last year as an Assistant United States Attorney, he had the highest number of convictions in the State of South Carolina with over 160 convictions. He received a special commendation from the Director of the FBI in 1993 for the successful conviction at trial of two defendants in a white collar fraud case.

Mr. Ashmore's trial experience includes dozens of criminal trials.  These cases include bankruptcy fraud, bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, and numerous drug offenses including multi-defendant conspiracy cases.   His civil trial experience ranges from securities fraud to healthcare fraud.  He has also defended hundreds of individuals in State and Federal courts having tried cases ranging from DUI to murder. Mr. Ashmore has argued before the Fourth Circuit and the State of South Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.  His experience in Receiver cases includes the following: 

  • 2000- Appointed by The Federal District Court in Anderson, South Carolina in U.S.A. v. Virgil Womack to serve as the Receiver in an effort to recover over 50 million dollars in a criminal prosecution of an international fraud ring. Over 25 million dollars was returned to the 900 investors making this one of the most successful Receiverships in the country. 
  • 2006- Appointed by The State of South Carolina Circuit Court as Trustee in a civil action in Greenville County involving the handling of electronic personal data. 
  • 2007-Appointed by The Federal District Court in Charleston, South Carolina to serve as Trustee in a criminal case involving nine defendants and allegations of securities fraud of over 30 million dollars. 
  • 2007-Appointed by The Federal District Court in Columbia, South Carolina to serve as the Receiver in the "Three Hebrew Boys" matter, a criminal Ponzi scheme.  Mr. Ashmore and his staff are credited with recovering and returning over $22 million or 53.72% of the loss incurred by the victims. 
  • 2012- Appointed by The Federal District Court in Greenville, South Carolina to serve as the Receiver in the Ronnie Gene Wilson, Atlantic Bullion and Coin, Inc. Ponzi scheme.  Mr. Ashmore has returned over $9.2 million dollars or 25.2% of the loss to these victims.