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Bruce W. Bannister

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Greenville, SC

Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC
24 Cleveland St, Suite 100
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-523-7738
Fax: 864-298-0146
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 1998
Practice Areas: General Litigation, Family Law, Government Contracts, Land Use/Zoning, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Bruce W. Bannister is a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and a partner of the law firm of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC. He focuses on family law, eminent domain and complex civil litigation. He has tried cases involving bank fraud, condemnation, personal injury, premises liability, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, planning and land use. Former House Majority Leader, Mr. Bannister now serves as a member of the Ways and Means Committee and was recently named among Best Lawyers in Greenville, S.C., in the practice area of Governmental Relations.

A 1995 graduate of Davidson College, Mr. Bannister attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1998. The South Carolina Bar admitted him to practice that same year.

Widely regarded as one of the leading attorneys in the area, Mr. Bannister holds a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer review rating, and Best Lawyers included him in its list of top attorneys in the region in 2018. He has also facilitated a number of legal courses as an adjunct professor at Greenville Technical College.

A native of Greenville, Mr. Bannister gives back to his community through his involvement with various civil and charitable organizations, including Leadership Greenville. He also once served on the board for the Greenville Peace Center and for A Child’s Haven, and in 2011, he received the Children’s Hospital Legislative Advocacy Award in recognition for his selfless contributions to the Institute for Child Success.

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Practice Areas
  • 40%General Litigation
  • 20%Family Law
  • 20%Government Contracts
  • 10%Land Use/Zoning
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Father's Rights, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

About Bruce W. Bannister

First Admitted: 1998, South Carolina

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member, Andrews Society of Greenville
  • Board Member, Children’s Museum of the Upstate
  • Past Board Member, Child’s Haven
  • Member, Better Business Bureau
  • Board Member, Greenville Peace Center

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor, Greenville Technical College

Educational Background

  • Davidson College, 1995
  • Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Carolina, 1998

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, South Carolina House of Representatives
  • Chairman, Lawyer Legislator Task Force, South Carolina Bar
  • Member, South Carolina Bar
  • Assistant Majority Leader, SC House Republican Caucus, 2008-2012
  • Member, Greenville County Young Lawyers
  • South Carolina, 1998
  • Member, Wig and Robe


  • Children’s Hospital Legislative Advocacy Award, SC Institute for Child Success, 2011
  • Peer Review Rated lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell 

Industry Groups

  • Complex Civil Litigation
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Office Location for Bruce W. Bannister

24 Cleveland St
Suite 100
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: 864-523-7738

Fax: 864-298-0146

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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