A Virginia Native from Charlottesville, VA, Jonathan moved to SC in 2015 for law school. Jonathan attended and graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2018, where he was only a handful of students to have been an active member of both the Moot Court and Mock Trial bars, simultaneously. In law school Jonathan clerked for the the Federal Defender for the Western District of Virginia, the South Carolina Attorney General's Office in Criminal Appeals, and for the Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office in Columbia.
Jonathan has worked on both sides of the criminal bar, as both a Defense Attorney and as a former Special Assistant Solicitor in the Fifth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina. A former Firefighter / Medic prior to pursuing the law, Jonathan put his knowledge of emergency medicine and drugs to work as a prosecutor for Drug Crimes and Violent Crimes. He now puts his experience as a former Assistant Solicitor to work for defendants charged with the same crimes he used to prosecute.
In his spare time he enjoys SCUBA Diving as a Technical SCUBA Diver and Dive Instructor, being with his family, traveling, and exploring & enjoying mountains of Tennessee and Virginia. He also enjoys camping and hiking through the mountains anywhere, and feels that any day on or under the water with friends and family is a great day.
Jonathan is admitted to practice in all South Carolina State Courts and Tribunals, in the Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina, and has licensure pending in the State of Tennessee.
An Upstate Native of South Carolina, Erika attended the University of Virginia School of Law, in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she graduated from in 2015. During her third year of law school, she discovered her love of preserving the rights of the wrongfully convicted and wrongfully accused when she spent all of her free time drafting a criminal appeal for her childhood friend who had been sentenced to thirty years in state prison. Defending the constitutional rights of indigent persons accused of crimes gave her a passion for criminal defense.
Following graduation she was awarded a prestigious criminal defense fellowship at the Federal Defender's Office for the Western District of Virginia in Charlottesville. While there she won a four-year sentence reduction for a man who was unjustly incarcerated for over a decade, and drafted seven petitions for clemency; three of clemency petitions were granted by President Barack Obama. She moved home to the Upstate, and after receiving her SC License, became a criminal defense attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office in Pickens County.
In her free time (when she has any) she enjoys playing the piano, writing short stories , and pretending to be good at adult-ing. She prefers Coke to Pepsi, loves yoga, classic rock and gospel hymns, thrift shopping, lawyer jokes, and Thai food (and sushi, and Italian, and Mexican, and really all food as long as she doesn't have to prepare it herself).
Erika is admitted to practice in all South Carolina State Courts and Tribunals, and in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
She is the Principal Attorney of Baldwin Law, LLC, a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense Firm in the Greenville area, and represents clients throughout the Upstate. Her firm can be reached at:
Baldwin Law, LLC
330 E. Coffee St.
Greenville, SC 29601