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South Carolina
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Judge FitzLee H. McEachin

FitzLee H. McEachin is the eldest son of D. Malloy McEachin, Jr. and Amy Bramlett McEachin.  He is a lifelong resident of Florence, South Carolina.  He attended the Citadel where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.  While at the Citadel, FitzLee served on the Board of Director’s for his Class, was the Secretary of the senior class, and served as a member of the Citadel Honor Court.  After graduating from the Citadel, he enrolled in the inaugural class of the Charleston School of Law.  FitzLee served on the Student Body Senate for two years, and served as the Student Body Vice-president for one year.  He was also a member of the Honor/Judicial Infrastructure Committee and competed with the school’s moot court team at the William B. Spong Moot Court Competition at William and Mary.

After law school, FitzLee returned to Florence where he clerked for the Honorable Michael G. Nettles, South Carolina Circuit Court.  After his clerkship, he joined the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s office under Solicitor E. L. Clements, III.  As an Assistant Solicitor, FitzLee prosecuted a multitude of cases including several murders and child sexual assaults.

In 2011, FitzLee left his full-time position with the Solicitor’s Office, and entered private practice with his father in the firm of McEachin & McEachin, P.A.  There, he had a general practice with a particular focus on family court litigation.

FitzLee is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of South Carolina.  He is also licensed in the Federal Court for the District of South Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to his law practice, FitzLee was an adjunct professor at Florence Darlington Technical College from 2008 through 2016.  He taught several classes in the Business Department, including economics, management and business law. He also taught courses for the Criminal Justice Department.

FitzLee has been active in the Florence community.  He previously served as a board member for the Florence Family YMCA.  He participated in the Florence School Foundation’s Dancing with the Stars.  He currently serves as an Assistant Scout Master with Troop 477 – the same Troop where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  He is a life-long member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Florence.

FitzLee is married to Erin Tarte McEachin, and they have one son.

On February 7, 2018, FitzLee was elected by the General Assembly as Judge of the Family Court, Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Seat 2, to fill the seat vacated upon the retirement of the Honorable A. E. Morehead, III.

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The Honorable FitzLee H. McEachin
181 N. Irby Street, Suite 2815
Florence, SC 29501
OFFICE: (843) 676-1221
FAX: (843) 676-1222

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