Alex Toporek

Alex Toporek

Attorney at Law

Background and Education:
University of South Carolina, B.A. Political Science - 2009
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. - 2012
Assistant Solicitor, SC 14th Judicial Circuit - 2012-2015

Bar Admissions:
South Carolina, 2012-Present
US District Court, District of South Carolina, 2015-Present


Professional Memberships:
South Carolina Bar
Charleston County Bar
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce


Alex was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. During law school, Alex completed internships with the Honorable Judge Alison R. Lee in Columbia and the Charleston County Public Defender's Office.

Alex began practicing law as an Assistant Solicitor for 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone in 2012. From 2012 until the summer of 2013, Alex prosecuted domestic violence cases in Jasper, Hampton and Allendale Counties. In June of 2013, Alex was assigned to run the Jasper County Solicitor's Office where he managed an active General Sessions docket and prosecuted hundreds of cases ranging from drug and weapons offenses to fraud and identity theft to burglaries, armed robberies and other violent crimes. Alex gained invaluable courtroom and trial experience during this time.

Alex returned home to Charleston in November 2015 to open his own law office focusing on criminal defense and DUI defense in Charleston County and Berkeley County. Alex participated in a contract public defender program from 2017-2018 where he was appointed to represent indigent defendants charged with felonies in Charleston County and Berkeley County.

South Carolina Bar