Eleanor “Ellen” Duffy Cleary is a solo practitioner in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. She focuses her practice on criminal defense, both at the trial level and the post-conviction level. She represents clients before municipal, magistrate, and general sessions courts, as well as administrative boards and appellate courts. She has also appeared numerous times before the board of the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services. As a former contract counsel for the SC Department of Workers’ Compensation, she prosecuted employers who failed to comply with the requirements of the Workers’ Compensation Act. She is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. and is a graduate of the 2015 Summer Session. She has attended numerous seminars about DUI defense in South Carolina and has successfully represented many clients accused of DUI.