F. Truett Nettles, II, has been in the private practice of law since 1984, representing clients in commercial transactions, business formation/dissolutions, sale or purchase of business assets or mergers, collateral recovery and legal and business advice to clients. Truett appears frequently in bankruptcy court on behalf of creditors. He is also involved in commercial litigation.
Also, a certified mediator and arbitrator in State and Federal Courts, Truett has been conducting mediations and arbitrations for over 23 years. Given his legal practice and experience, many of his mediations involve business disputes.
Truett was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1976. He is also admitted to the Bar of the US District Court for the District of South Carolina. He is a member of the SC Bar Association, the Charleston County Bar Association, the SC Bankruptcy Law Association and the American Bar Association. He worked as a Charleston County Assistant Solicitor, was appointed as Magistrate for Charleston County (Summary Court) and served as Judge of the Charleston County Small Claims Court form 1982-1984.
Truett also served as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law for five years where he taught Secured Transactions and Law Office management. He has lectured on a regular basis in continuing legal education on commercial collection, enforcement of judgments, bankruptcy and consumer law issues. Truett has also published on the subject of judgment collection and garnishment of wages.
He is a graduate of Furman University (1971) with a degree in Economics. During his undergraduate studies, Truett attended the University of London for the fall semester of 1969. While there, he studied Contemporary European Events, Early English Literature and Shakespeare.
After graduating from college Truett served in the United States Army from 1971-1973 as a lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. He was responsible for first aid instruction to trainees at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Truett graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1976.
Originally from North Carolina, Truett moved to Charleston in 1976 and has enjoyed raising a family and practicing law in the Holy City. He is active in the community, serving as a commissioner on the Municipal Election Commission for the City of Charleston. He and his wife, Dana, attend Grace Episcopal Church where he sings and plays the acoustic guitar in the church band “Whiskey Sours” and they perform for church events and monthly for senior citizen facilities.