James W. Bannister

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Greenville, SC

Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC
 | 401 Pettigru Street, PO Box 10007
Greenville, SC 29603
Phone: 864-298-0084
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010, 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Attorney Profile

James W. Bannister is a partner in the firm Bannister & Wyatt, LLC, in Greenville, South Carolina. Mr. Bannister is committed to providing his clients with experienced, insightful and well-prepared criminal defense representation in a broad range of cases, including drugs and narcotics, RICO charges, Internet crime, white collar crime, securities fraud, tax evasion, murder, sex charges, domestic violence and DUI. While he primarily takes on cases in the upstate of South Carolina, he represents individuals statewide in federal cases.

Mr. Bannister earned his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina Honors College in 1992, graduating as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and he obtained his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He joined Bannister & Wyatt, LLC, after graduating from law school in 1995.

Mr. Bannister has been widely recognized for his legal achievements. He has garnered a listing in Best Lawyers in America* every year since 2007 in the DUI defense and white collar crime defense categories. Additionally, The National Trial Lawyers recently named him among the South Carolina nominees for their Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization.

Active in his professional community through a number of organizations, Mr. Bannister is a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Federal Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar. He is also certified in criminal trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Bannister enjoys serving his community. He is currently the Vice-Chariman of Greenville Water, Commission of Public Works.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010, 2012 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About James Bannister

Admitted 1995, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://bannisterandwyatt.com/our-team/

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, White and Non-White Collar Criminal Defense, as well as DUI/DWI Defense, (2007 - Present)
  • Named, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, South Carolina (2012 - Present)

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Criminal Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, (2007-Present)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, U.S. Disctrict Court - District of South Carolina (1995-Present)
  • S.C. Bar Board of Governors (2014-Present)
  • Chairman, SC Bar Criminal Laws Committee 2011
  • Member, South Carolina Bar (1995-Present)
  • Member, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Member, South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Office Location for James W. Bannister

401 Pettigru Street
PO Box 10007
Greenville, SC 29603

Phone: 864-298-0084

 

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Last Updated: 1/13/2017

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