Eugene C. Covington, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Greenville, SC

Covington, Patrick, Hagins, Stern & Lewis, LLC
 | 211 Pettigru Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-242-9000
Fax: 864-233-9777
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Eugene C. Covington Jr. is a personal injury attorney at Covington Patrick Hagins Stern & Lewis, LLC, in Greenville, South Carolina. Mr. Covington has over 40 years of legal experience and serves clients throughout the state of South Carolina. In addition to personal injury, he has experience with business litigation and insurance coverage.

    Mr. Covington handles all types of personal injury matters, including those involving automobile accidents, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, product liability, slip-and-fall accidents, workplace injuries and other accidents caused by negligence. Over the course of his career, he has recovered major sums in settlements and verdicts for injured South Carolina residents.

    Recognizing his accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Covington an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. The Best Lawyers in America has listed him in its publication each year since 1985, and in 2006, Greenville Business Magazine included him on its “Legal Elite of the Upstate” list.

    An active participant in his legal community, Mr. Covington is a member of the Greenville County Bar Association, the South Carolina Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He also frequently lectures for professional organizations.

    Mr. Covington earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He holds licenses to practice law before all South Carolina state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the South Carolina Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - General
    • 20%Insurance Coverage
    • 20%Business Litigation


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Eugene Covington, Jr.

    Admitted: 1976, South Carolina

    Professional Webpage:


    • Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation, Greenville, SC, Best Lawyers in America, 2009 & 2012
    • Best Lawyers in the Upstate, Greenville Magazine, 2006
    • Top 25 Lawyers in South Carolina, South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2008
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1985 - present
    • AV / AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 1981 - present

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, as accredited by the American Bar Association, 1998 - 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Greenville County Bar Association, President, 1985
    • South Carolina Association for Justice
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1979
    • American Association for Justice
    • South Carolina Supreme Court and all State Courts, 1976
    • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1977
    • United States Supreme Court, 1986
    • American Board of Trial Advocates / Diplomate, 1992
    • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2011

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The Law of Automobile Insurance in South Carolina, Co-Author, 2nd through 5th Editions, S.C. Bar
    • Lecturer for South Carolina Bar, South Carolina Association for Justice, and South Carolina Defense Lawyers Association.
    • South Carolina Damages - Collateral Source, 2004, S.C. Bar
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    Office Location for Eugene C. Covington, Jr.

    211 Pettigru Street
    Greenville, SC 29601

    Phone: 864-242-9000

    Fax: 864-233-9777

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    Last Updated: 7/1/2020

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