Professor Shealy practiced law for 20 years before joining the faculty of the Charleston School of Law in the fall of 2005. He was an Assistant Solicitor (State prosecutor in South Carolina) for two years after graduating from law school. He went on to become an associate attorney in the law firm of Barnes, Alford, Stork, & Johnson in Columbia, South Carolina, where he practiced general civil defense litigation. From 1988 until 1995, he served as an Assistant State Attorney General in the South Carolina Attorney General's Office. While with the Attorney General's Office, he represented the State of South Carolina in hundreds of cases before various courts of appeal, including the State Supreme Court, the State Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. From 1995 until 2005, Professor Shealy served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of South Carolina. While with United States Department of Justice, he served as a prosecutor on the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). In addition, he served as the State Coordinator for the Corporate and Investor Fraud Working Group (Corporate Fraud Task Force). Professor Shealy received his law degree, as well as his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, from the University of South Carolina. He has frequently lectured at events sponsored by the South Carolina Bar. He is also an active faculty member and lecturer at the National Advocacy Center of the United States Department of Justice. In 2005 he was awarded a "Director's Appreciation Award" by the Department of Justice. Professor Shealy has taught courses on White Collar Crime, Criminal Procedure, Substantive Criminal Law, Evidence, Constitutional Law, and Trial Advocacy.
South Carolina Criminal Offenses: Elements and Defenses, (with Margaret Lawton) (2009)
Computer and Intellectual Property Crimes, (with Matthew R. Hubbell and E. Bart Daniel) (2003)
What’s New and What’s Old in Criminal Law in South Carolina (with Margaret M. Lawton), South Carolina Bar-CLE Division (2009)
Criminal Federal Practice Seminar, Department of Justice National Advocacy Center (2008)
Criminal Federal Practice Seminar, Department of Justice National Advocacy Center (2007)
South Carolina Bar Presentations: CLE & JCLE
Speaker and author of “Post-Conviction Relief and Related Matters.”
Young Lawyers Division Continuing Legal Education Seminar. Speaker, Moderator, and Program Coordinator for “Ethics and...
Speaker on “The Fourth Amendment” and “Death Penalty Cases.”
Speaker and Author of “Procedural Bars and Successiveness in Post-Conviction Relief Cases.”
Speaker and author: “The Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel, Collateral Review, and Related Matters.”