Meet our team
DAVID W. MARTIN
David W. Martin was born and raised in Fort Mill, South Carolina before attending Coastal Carolina University, where he graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science. At CCU, he also played Quarterback for the Chanticleer’s football team, was a member of the Political Science National Honor Society, Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, and Phi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.
After graduation, David was immersed in his career with the South Carolina Family Courts, where his true passion for creating solutions for families in need became his driving force to do more for our South Carolina communities.
David enrolled at the Charlotte School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate before joining McKinney, Tucker & Lemel in Rock Hill, South Carolina to expand his legal representation skills in family law, personal injury law, and civil litigation.
David’s dedication to his craft resulted in developing ground-breaking legal precedence with his co-counselors in South Carolina by trying the first successful same-sex common law marriage alimony case in the state.
To further his dedication to the people of South Carolina, David has partnered with some of the state’s sharpest legal minds in the state to provide leadership and dedicated representation in Family Law, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury Law practice areas so our residents have local access to the legal care and confidence they deserve.
Daniel Evans was born in Statesville, North Carolina and moved around with his family, from Michigan to Georgia, before finally settling in upstate South Carolina. Daniel attended Southern Wesleyan University and graduated with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration. After his undergraduate degree, Daniel went on to attend the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school, Daniel interned with the Assistant United States Attorney’s Office in Greenville and the National Indian Country Team with the Assistant United States Attorney’s Office in Columbia.
After graduating from law school, Daniel has worked with the South Carolina Department of Social Services and a general litigation law practice, primarily focusing on family law, criminal law, and estate planning. Now, Daniel acts as one of the leading lawyers here at David W. Martin Law Group. He primarily works out of our Greenville office, focusing on cases in the Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson Counties. He is, however, licensed to practice throughout the whole state of South Carolina.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Benjamin Hasty is a criminal defense lawyer with a background as a former prosecutor. He brings his experience from both sides of the courtroom to aggressively fight for and defend your rights.
Ben was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. From there, he moved to Greenville, South Carolina, in 1991. Since moving, Ben attended Greenville County public schools and finished Eastside High School in 2006. Upon graduation, Ben moved to Genoa, Italy, where he played semi-professional football and attended language school. Following living in Italy, Ben enrolled at Clemson University and graduated in 2015 with a double major in Political Science and Italian Language. Continuing his studies, Ben attended the University of South Carolina, School of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate in the Spring of 2015
Ben is a member of the South Carolina Bar. Ben previously worked in the Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office as an Assistant Solicitor, focusing his time on the prosecution of Drug-related charges and Driving Under the Influence offenses. Ben led the DUI Unit in York County for over two years, during which he prosecuted hundreds of DUI cases and instituted many of the systems the DUI Court and Solicitor’s Office use today. While in the Solicitor’s Office Drug Unit, Ben focused on prosecuting drug crimes ranging from Simple Possession of Marijuana to the trafficking of illicit drugs and pills.
In 2019, Ben left the Solicitor’s Office to work as a criminal defense attorney. Ben applies the knowledge and experience he has earned to help clients and win results.
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI/DWI), drug possession, or are facing other criminal charges in the Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Clover, Lake Wylie, Lancaster,n or Chester, South Carolina areas, please contact the David W. Martin Law Group. A free consultation can be the first step in protecting your life.
Paralegal and Office Manager
Saleana Harris is a valuable member of our team here at David W. Martin Law Group.
As a paralegal, she handles a great deal of projects for our firm, from preparing contracts and legal documents to assisting us in setting up trials for our clients across the state of South Carolina.
Saleana Harris was born and raised in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her grandparents, Betty and James Hancock. Saleana graduated from Fort Mill High School where she was an honor student, Beta Club member, captain of the Fort Mill High School Percussion Ensemble, active member of the Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble and member of the Colts Drum Corps and Civitas Percussion group.
Saleana attended York Technical College where she graduated as an honor student, president list recipient, and earned her associates degree in Administrative Office Technology with Paralegal Specialization. Soon after graduating York Technical College, Saleana began working for McKinney, Tucker & Lemel as a paralegal.
Today, Saleana is a full time student at Winthrop University, where she is working on obtaining her B.A. in Political Science. She is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is also an “A” honor roll student and is a voting ambassador.
Brian Jenkins was born and raised in Winnsboro, SC, with his parents Henry and Gloria Jenkins. Brian graduated from Fairfield Central High School where he was an honor student and Academic Quiz Team member.
Brian attended Midlands Technical college where he graduated with an A.A. in Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies. Brian then transferred to the University of South Carolina at Columbia where he earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, Brian went on to work for State Farm as a claim adjuster for five and half years. During his time at State Farm, Brian secured his Associate in Claims and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designations. He handled hundreds of claims as an adjuster and brings inside knowledge of how insurance companies operate, which is an invaluable benefit to the firm’s personal injury clients. For the David W. Martin Law Group, Brian works alongside the personal injury attorneys to assist clients throughout the claims process on each case.
After leaving his job in claims, Brian continued into the financial services and business consulting sector which provided him with a wealth of knowledge on which first-party products are available to clients who are facing catastrophic loss, or personal injury issues. Through the law firm’s processes, David W. Martin Law Group is able to fully explore all sources of recovery for each client when facing personal injury or catastrophic damage cases.
In 2011, Brian decided to pursue his dream of attending law school and enrolled at the Charlotte School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor in 2013. Although currently a paralegal at the David W. Martin Law Group, Brian intends to sit for the South Carolina Bar in the future and continue his path of becoming a licensed South Carolina Attorney. As a paralegal, Brian handles projects related to Personal Injury for our clients across the state of South Carolina.