Criminal Defense Lawyer
Sloan P. Ellis represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of criminal and civil matters. He has extensive experience litigating in Federal and State courts in South Carolina. Having spent five years as prosecutor in the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Sloan prosecuted thousands of cases including complex white collar crime, all types of drug offenses, and violent crimes.
Sloan was a member of the Upstate Financial Crimes Task Force where he worked closely with the United States Postal Inspection Service, FBI, IRS, Homeland Security, State Law Enforcement Division, South Carolina Department of Revenue, and numerous other state and local law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute white collar crime.
Prior to joining the Solicitor’s Office, Sloan was an attorney at the Nexsen Pruet law firm. Nexsen Pruet is a South Carolina based firm that represents clients in virtually every industry in North and South Carolina and around the country. While at Nexsen Pruet Sloan worked directly for William W. Wilkins, the former Chief Judge of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and Chair of the Federal Sentencing Commission. At Nexsen Pruet Sloan focused his practice on federal white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation. He represented clients nationwide being charged with or investigated for tax fraud, securities fraud, insider trading, health care fraud, violations of the False Claims Act and various drug offenses. Sloan was also actively engaged in an appellate practice where he represented clients with appeals pending in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining Nexsen Pruet, Sloan worked in Charleston, South Carolina with former United States Attorney E. Bart Daniel. While working with Mr. Daniel, Sloan specialized in white collar criminal defense and was a member of the trial team who, during a month-long trial, defended the last person to be tried in what has been called the “largest and most complex white collar investigation in the history of South Carolina.”
Sloan is a ninth-generation South Carolinian having grown up on a farm in the small community of Due West. Working on the farm as a child taught him the value of hard work and dedication to a cause. Sloan brings that work ethic and commitment to the clients that he represents and works every day to get them the best results possible.
In his free time Sloan enjoys spending time with his wife Brittany, hiking in the beautiful mountains of North and South Carolina, saltwater fishing, bird hunting and working out at Swamp Rabbit CrossFit.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Civil Litigation
- South Carolina
- U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina
- J.D. cum laude – 2008
- Honors: Chairman of the Honor Council
- Law Review: Charleston Law Review, Associate Articles Editor
- Presbyterian College
- B.S. cum laude – 2005
- Major: Business Administration with a Concentration in Management
Past Employment Positions
- Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Assistant Solicitor
- Nexsen Pruet Law Firm, Attorney
- The Honorable John C. Few Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Intern
- United States Senator Lindsey Graham, Intern
Honors and Awards
- President of Kappa Alpha Order
- Kappa Alpha Order