Frank L. Eppes

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Greenville, South Carolina

Eppes & Plumblee, PA
Frank L. Eppes
Eppes & Plumblee, PA

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Business Litigation, Personal Injury

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1986

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024

Eppes & Plumblee, PA

1225 S. Church Street
Greenville, SC 29605 Visit website


Attorney Frank L. Eppes is a partner with the Eppes and Plumblee, P.A., law firm in Greenville, South Carolina. A top-rated trial lawyer, he has more than 33 years of experience representing the needs of clients throughout the Piedmont region, who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:

· Criminal defense

· Civil and criminal appeals

· Business and commercial litigation

· Serious personal injury litigation

A 1983, magna cum laude graduate of Washington and Lee University, Mr. Eppes followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and father when becoming a lawyer. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1986, where he graduated Order of the Coif. While in law school, he was a member of the Wig and Robe Society and served as a research editor of the South Carolina Law Review.

As a native of Greenville, Mr. Eppes has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the residents and businesses of his community. He has earned a reputation as a compassionate attorney who always aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes for his clients no matter how complex or challenging their legal matters.

Recognized for his exceptional professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he won the organization's Silver Client Champion Award in 2019. In addition, the National Trial Lawyers voted Mr. Eppes among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country. He has also received numerous positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

Along with practicing before all state courts in South Carolina, Mr. Eppes holds his license to practice in North Carolina and New York, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Arizona. He also practices before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd and 4th Circuits.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Eppes is a member of the Greenville County Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He also serves as co-chair of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association's Appellate Practice Committee as well as a member of the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Association for Justice. Mr. Eppes is also a member of the South Carolina Bar's House of Delegates.

*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

Criminal Defense, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Business Litigation
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1986, South Carolina

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Educational Background:
  • Washington & Lee University, B.A. in Politics, 1983, Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Omicron Delta Kappa 
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor 1986, Honors: Order of the Coif. Member, Wig and Robe Society. First Honor Graduate, 1986; South Carolina Law Review, Member and Research Editor 
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, and United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1987
  • North Carolina Bar, 1998 
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. District Courts Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1989
  • New York State Bar 1988
  • Admitted to South Carolina Bar, 1986

Office location for Frank L. Eppes

1225 S. Church Street
Greenville, SC 29605

Phone: 864-235-2600

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