Attorney Gerald A. Maree
Born and raised in Walterboro, South Carolina, Attorney Maree is a 1988 graduate of the University of South Carolina-Aiken, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in May, 1992 and was admitted to practice law in the state of South Carolina in November, 1992. While at USC-Aiken, Attorney Maree served as Student Body President from 1986-87. Additionally, he and six other distinguished gentlemen founded the Nu Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He also served as President of the Minority Affairs Association during his tenure at the university.
Attorney Maree is a former Assistant Solicitor for the Second Judicial Circuit of South Carolina. This Circuit included the counties of Aiken, Barnwell and Bamberg. During his tenure at the Solicitor’s office, he successfully prosecuted cases including, but not limited to, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Assault and Battery, Robbery, Grand Larceny, and Burglary. While residing in Aiken, South Carolina, Attorney Maree also had the pleasure of working at his alma mater, USC-Aiken, in the capacity of Adjunct Instructor of Business Law.
In 1995, Attorney Maree established the Maree Law Firm, P.A. in Walterboro, South Carolina. He has represented clients in the Lowcountry and Midlands Regions of South Carolina for nearly twenty years. He has appeared in many of the magistrate, municipal, and state courts in these areas. His areas of practice include wrongful death, criminal defense, automobile accidents, on the job injuries, divorces, and social security disability.
Attorney Maree’s affiliations include the National Bar Association, Colleton County Bar Association, South Carolina Black Lawyer’s Association, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, current board member for Colleton County Eat Smart Move More (CCESMM), past advisory board member for Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T), and past advisory board member for the Charleston Black Expo. In addition, he has volunteered numerous hours speaking with youth groups in the community, schools, churches, and colleges. Attorney Maree had the distinct honor of serving as Keynote Speaker for the University of South Carolina-Aiken’s December 2009 Commencement Exercises.