Henry Schlein, Attorney
Henry R. Schlein is an attorney with the Cummings Law Firm, LLC, in Summerville, South Carolina, practicing primarily in the Tri-county (Charleston/Berkeley/Dorchester) area. He handles primarily criminal and family law cases, as well as firearms related matters. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1999. He served for 21 years on the Charleston Police Dept. and retired in 1996. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 133rd Session. He served for 4 years in the U. S. Naval Submarine Service. He is an NRA certified law enforcement firearms instructor and a SLED certified CWP instructor. He is also a commercial pilot and flight instructor and was the chief pilot for the Charleston Police Dept. He is also a driving instructor. His contact information can be found at the conclusion of this outline.
Miller Shealy, Attorney & Professor of Law, Charleston School of Law
Miller Shealy is a Professor of Law, Director of Clinical Programs, and Co-Director of Academic Success at the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina. He was an Assistant Solicitor (State prosecutor), an Assistant State Attorney General, and an Assistant United States Attorney. He was also an Associate Attorney with Barnes, Alford, Stork, and Johnson (Columbia, SC) and was Of Counsel with the Finkel Law Firm LLC, a prestigious Firm with offices in Columbia and Charleston. Currently, he is also an attorney with the Bell Law Group (Charleston and Georgetown, SC).
LITIGATION UPDATE Stephen Halbrook, Ph.D., Esq.
Stephen Halbrook, Ph.D., Attorney (Charleston Only - Video Replay Available to Registrants)
Stephen P. Halbrook is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and an author and lawyer known for his litigation on behalf of the National Rifle Association. He has written extensively about the original meanings of the Second Amendment and the Fourteenth Amendment (the latter as applied to Second Amendment rights). He has argued and won three cases before the US Supreme Court: Printz v. United States, United States v. Thompson-Center Arms Company, and Castillo v. United States. He has also written briefs in many other cases, including the Supreme Court cases Small v. United States (pertaining to the Gun Control Act of 1968) and McDonald v. Chicago. In District of Columbia v. Heller, he wrote a brief on behalf of the majority of both houses of Congress. More broadly, his decades of research on the Second Amendment contributed to the intellectual foundation of the Heller decision. He has written many books and articles on the topic of gun control, some of which have been cited in Supreme Court opinions (Heller, McDonald, Printz v. United States). He has testified before congress on multiple occasions. Halbrook’s most important scholarly contribution, however, was the book That Every Man Be Armed, originally published in 1986. The book was the most thorough analysis of the legal history and original intent of the Second Amendment.