Bruce W. Bannister

Top rated General Litigation attorney in Greenville, South Carolina

Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC
Bruce W. Bannister
Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC

Practice Areas: General Litigation, Family Law, Government Contracts; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1998

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC

24 Cleveland St
Suite 100
Greenville, SC 29601 Visit website


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

General Litigation, Family Law, Government Contracts, Land Use/Zoning, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

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

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

Office location for Bruce W. Bannister

24 Cleveland St
Suite 100
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: 864-523-7738


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

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