Richard W. Vieth

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Spartanburg, SC

Henderson Brandt & Vieth, P.A.
360 E Henry St
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Phone: 864-583-5430
Fax: 864-583-1894
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Family Law (30%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Bringing decades of experience to Henderson, Brandt & Vieth, P.A., attorney Richard W. Vieth serves people in Spartanburg, Union, Gaffney and Greenville, South Carolina. A native of the state, he has handled countless personal injury cases involving matters such as motor vehicle accidents, as well as criminal law issues, including DUI, drug violations and federal crimes.

Having taken cases to both state and federal courts, Mr. Vieth is a fierce adversary in litigation. In fact, he was an attorney for the first federal arson case involving the death penalty. He is also known for his negotiation skills and ability to secure a fair settlement. For his many accomplishments, Mr. Vieth has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in both criminal defense and personal injury.

In 1969, Mr. Vieth earned a Bachelor of Arts and graduated cum laude from Spartanburg Methodist College. He then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1975. From 1969 to 1974, Mr. Vieth served in the U.S. Navy.

Today, Mr. Vieth is a member of the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice in South Carolina. He formerly served as an instructor at Spartanburg Methodist College and took an active role with the South Carolina Bar.

Mr. Vieth understands how overwhelming it is to face a legal issue that puts someone’s future or freedom on the line. He is devoted to ensuring clients receive the best possible representation, which includes clear communication and a respect for their wishes.

* 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
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Family Law
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2017 - 2021

About Richard W. Vieth

Admitted: 1975, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • USA vs. Eric Hans, 2007


  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America in Criminal Defense and Personal Injury, 2009
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell since 1995

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Instructor, Spartanburg Methodist College, 1981-1982

Pro bono/Community Service

  • South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation, Chairman
  • South Carolina Golf Association, Past President

Bar/Professional Activity

  • South Carolina Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Methodist College, B.A., cum laude, 1969
  • Washington College of Law School (American University)
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Office Location for Richard W. Vieth

360 E Henry St
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Phone: 864-583-5430

Fax: 864-583-1894

Last Updated: 2/3/2021

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