Meet Our Team

The Law Offices of Adams & Bischoff concentrates in defending complex criminal cases in State and Federal Court—including cases in which clients are facing the death penalty. We defend people facing all types of charges in state and federal court.

If your liberty and reputation are at stake, The Law Offices of Adams & Bischoff, P.C. will provide you with the best outcome. Adams & Bischoff have successfully defended clients facing all types of criminal charges for over 20 years.

Experienced and Aggressive South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney

Chris concentrates in criminal defense in federal and state courts. Chris concentrates on defending clients accused of white collar crimes, street crimes, sex offenses and capital murder in the South and around the country.

Since launching his private practice in 2007, Chris has represented clients in serious matters from Las Vegas to New York City to San Juan, Puerto Rico. However, the bulk of his practice is fighting for men and women accused of crimes in and around South Carolina.

Prior to opening his own practice, Chris spent 15 years as a public defender or non-profit lawyer. Chris began his career in Charleston, S.C., and he and his family returned in 2010 after spending a decade in Atlanta. The son of a two teachers, Chris grew up in Carrollton, Georgia. After graduating…

Award Winning Criminal Defense Attorney

In our modern day rush-to-judgment society, people charged with crimes are often convicted in the court of public opinion long before they ever step foot in a courtroom. Despite citizens of this country being innocent until proven guilty, the reality is that in this day and age you have to fight for your innocence.

I pride myself in knowing that I can be the voice that helps a client through what is perhaps the most difficult time in their life. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to every client that walks through our door. As a group, we work together to ensure our clients achieve maximum possible results in any situation.

Experienced Criminal Trial Lawyer, and Criminal Justice Reform Advocate

For Allie Menegakis, criminal defense is a passion. She is savvy and experienced in helping clients navigate the legal system and winning great results, whether through a quiet dismissal or at trial.

In addition to defending her clients in the courtroom, she is also committed to speaking, teaching, and writing about criminal justice reform issues in the community.

Associate Attorney

Meredith is a criminal defense lawyer who represents individuals in state and federal court in South Carolina.

Growing up, Meredith always wanted to serve others as a lawyer. She aspires to advocate for and stand with clients like they are family.

Of Counsel

Elizabeth Franklin-Best focuses primarily on appellate and federal criminal law. She is licensed in New York, South Carolina, South Carolina District Court, the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. In addition to being Of Counsel with Adams & Bischoff, Elizabeth has her own boutique firm in Columbia, South Carolina. She is the Chair of Justice 360, a non-profit dedicated to advancing equality in capital litigation. She is also co-Chair of the Fourth Circuit Amicus Committee for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Federal Bar Association, South Carolina Chapter.