Bryan Alfaro

Attorney at Law

Bryan was born in Charleston, South Carolina.  After graduating from Stratford High School, Bryan attended Florida State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology.  He returned to the lowcountry and served as a police officer with the Mount Pleasant Police Department from 1995 to 2000.  During his tenure with Mount Pleasant Police Department, he was a Field Training Officer, member of department’s SWAT team, Crisis Negotiation team and attained rank of Corporal before leaving the department to attend the University of South Carolina School of Law. 



After obtaining his Juris Doctor and becoming a sworn member of the South Carolina Bar in 2003, Bryan went to work for the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s office as an Assistant Solicitor in Charleston County.  During his time as an Assistant Solicitor, Bryan prosecuted a variety of criminal cases in both Family Court and General Sessions court, including drug crimes, firearm offenses, property crimes, and violent crimes. This allowed him to develop his skills as a trial attorney.  In 2007, Solicitor Scarlett Wilson promoted Bryan to the position of Deputy Solicitor, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Berkeley County Solicitor’s Office.  In addition to his administrative and management duties, which included hiring and training new prosecutors, Bryan maintained a caseload of primarily violent and serious criminal offenses, such as Murder, Attempted Murder, Felony DUI, Drug Trafficking, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Assaults, and Burglary.  In 2021, Bryan was promoted to the position of Chief Deputy Solicitor, where he was the Solicitor’s second in command, overseeing both the Charleston and Berkeley offices.  

During his career as a prosecutor, Bryan has prosecuted thousands of criminal cases and successfully conducted jury trials in both Berkeley and Charleston counties.   In addition to training law enforcement officers and prosecutors in Berkeley and Charleston counties throughout his career, Bryan served as a faculty member in the South Carolina Prosecution Commission’s Bootcamp program in multiple years, where he helped teach new prosecutors across the state trial advocacy skills. 

Bryan has founded the Alfaro Law Firm, LLC, to provide high quality legal assistance to citizens of Berkeley, Charleston, and all of South Carolina.  His years of experience as a trial attorney, prosecutor, and police officer give him a unique insight and skill set that will benefit his clients in obtaining the best possible result for any legal issues they face.  The most effective defense attorneys understand how successful criminal prosecutions should be handled and conducted, and thus know how to defend them.