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Strong Litigator, Trusted Advisor, Seasoned Advocate.

Qualified and capable counselors

At Barrow Law Firm, we are Advocates, Counselors, and Litigators who believe that sometimes Cooperative Law serves the needs of our clients more than Courtroom Combat. We will work with you to assist in solving your legal issues efficiently and quickly, whether through persuasive negotiation outside of the courtroom or before a judge and jury. In court, we bring to bear an arsenal of knowledge of the substantive law, the rules of procedure, and the rules of evidence.

A. Elliott Barrow, Jr.

As Owner of Barrow Law Firm, Elliott is responsible for its ultimate success. He diligently works on his cases, providing the expertise and knowledge for his clients to receive justice. Communicating and connecting with clients as urgently as possible, he oversees your case and ensures your expectations are met. As a graduate from law school cum laude, published author in legal journals, lecturer at legal seminars, and member of numerous legal and non-legal societies and organizations, his connections and reputation serve him well in the courtroom.

Professional Experience:

Former Law Clerk to The Honorable George C. Young, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Florida)
Former Assistant United States Attorney, District of South Carolina
Private law practice since 1980

Bar Admissions:

Florida, 1972
South Carolina, 1975
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1972
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th (now 11th)Circuit, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1978


Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, 1972, J.D. degree (with Honors)
Recognition: Cum Laude, Dean’s List, Academic Merit Scholarships, American Jurisprudence Awards, Early Acceptance to Law School (after three years of undergraduate education)
Law Review: Mercer University Law Review, Associate Editor, 1969 – 1972
Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, 1970, A.B. degree
Major: Law

Susan Geiger

Susan is a new and valuable addition to our firm. She manages the massive amount of correspondence that flows through our office daily. She accesses the contents of your file quickly to provide prompt and useful information to you as your case unfolds. From arranging the initial conference and preparing all types of legal documents, to trial preparation and assisting in the finalization of information at the conclusion of your case, Susan does it all. Susan is happy to take your calls and will answer your questions with promptness and accuracy. She is well versed in many legal and technical aspects of managing case files and helps us provide you with competent legal services. Please feel free to call Susan anytime.

Professional Experience:

Paralegal, Barrow Law Firm, Mt Pleasant, SC since March, 2013
Prior experience includes private law firm paralegal and four paralegal internships with local practices in the areas of family law, immigration, probate, and civil litigation


Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC, 2012
Paralegal Associates Degree
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Trese R. Freitag

Office Manager
Your first contact with the Barrow Law Firm team will likely be with Trese. Her smile will appear in her voice as she answers your incoming call, and then gladly greets you in person as you visit with us. Trese will make you comfortable and at ease, and then will usher you into an inner office for conferences, depositions, and other meetings. Trese will handle the initial administrative aspects of your file, an invaluable and indispensable service. Moreover, Trese, in addition to all her other duties, fields an average of 200 incoming calls per day, carefully and precisely routing them to the appropriate person for subsequent treatment.

  • Manager, National Marketing Firm
  • Professional Tutor, National Learning Center
  • Double University Degrees
  • Kempo Karate, black belt

Melissa Peterson

We – and you – are in good financial hands with our capable and well-qualified Certified Public Account, Melissa. She holds a B.S. from College of Charleston and M.B.A. from Charleston Southern University. With well over 20 years experience in accounting, she knows how to get the job done. Melissa has been with Barrow Law Firm for more than five years. She handles all aspects of accounting for the firm and is responsible for reporting the financial status to Attorney Elliot Barrow on a regular basis. In addition to maintaining the financial records of the firm, Melissa oversees all trust account transactions.