Two New Attorneys Join Wyche, P.A.

GREENVILLE, SC (May 2, 2018) – Wyche, P.A. has added two new attorneys as it expands to meet growing client needs.  Jeff Larson has joined as a Member and brings 12 years of corporate legal experience.  Meredith Silliman has joined Wyche as an Associate. Jeff Larson counsels clients on their business development strategies and regularly…
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“Special prosecutor calls on judge to recuse herself in S.C. Statehouse misconduct case”

The Post and Courier BEAUFORT — A special prosecutor questioned the impartiality of a judge in the Statehouse corruption case and asked her to step aside during a tense courtroom exchange Wednesday in which they blamed each other for a central figure in the investigation walking away with no jail time. Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen refused…
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“After Quinn’s probation, dismay, joy and wondering: What’s next?”

The State South Carolina’s four-year-long investigation into State House corruption suffered an embarrassing black eye Monday, producing an eight-minute-long legal “whimper.” Former state Rep. Rick Quinn — whom a prosecutor dubbed the “worst of the worst” in the Legislature — was sentenced Monday to probation and community service, and the political strategy firm run by…
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Matthew Couvillion Elected to SCBIO Board of Directors

GREENVILLE, SC (February 12, 2018) – Wyche attorney Matthew Couvillion has been elected to the SCBIO Board of Directors.  SCBIO is South Carolina’s investor-driven public/private economic development organization exclusively focused on building, advancing, and growing the life sciences industry in the state.  The Board of Directors is the policy- and strategy-making body of the organization,…
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Meliah Bowers Jefferson Chosen for Liberty Fellowship

GREENVILLE, SC (January 10, 2018) – Wyche attorney Meliah Bowers Jefferson has been selected to participate in the Liberty Fellowship Class of 2019.  The Liberty Fellowship is a leadership initiative founded by Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp, Wofford College, and The Aspen Institute. Participants are chosen from across South Carolina based on their proven leadership abilities and…
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Ted Gentry Named to the GLOW Lyric Theatre Board of Directors

GREENVILLE, SC (January 3, 2018) – Wyche Attorney Ted Gentry has been named to the GLOW Lyric Theatre (GLOW) Board of Directors.   GLOW seeks to produce nationally recognized work that is socially relevant through a wide array of opera, operetta, and musical theatre performances.  Additionally, GLOW instills an appreciation of musical theatre and operetta…
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Stephen Layne Joins Wyche

GREENVILLE, SC (November 16, 2017) – Stephen Layne has joined Wyche as an associate, focusing his practice on transactional matters with an emphasis on corporate law. Prior to joining Wyche, Layne served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary Geiger Lewis, United States District Judge in Columbia, SC.  He is a summa cum laude…
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Ted Gentry Named to the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees

GREENVILLE, SC (November 14, 2017) – Wyche Attorney Ted Gentry has been named to the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees (SCICU). SCICU seeks to advance higher education through fundraising, scholarships, and research, and by facilitating collaborative activities among the member institutions.  Additionally, SCICU encourages policies that support higher education.  The SCICU…
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Wyche Recognized as a 2018 “Best Law Firm”

GREENVILLE, SC (November 8, 2017) – Wyche has been named a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in 18 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2018.  The selection is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in each practice area, and review of additional information…
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Twenty-Two Wyche Attorneys Named to the 2018 Best Lawyers® List

GREENVILLE, SC (August 17, 2017) – Best Lawyers® has recognized 22 Wyche attorneys as The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.  Best Lawyers also named four Wyche attorneys “Lawyer of the Year.”  Rita Bolt Barker is the 2018 Greenville Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Greg English is the 2018 Greenville Environmental Litigation “Lawyer of the…
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Twelve Wyche Attorneys Recognized as Greenville’s “Legal Elite”

GREENVILLE, SC (August 1, 2017) – Greenville Business Magazine has recognized 12 Wyche attorneys as being among the area’s “Legal Elite.”  Greenville Business Magazine collects nominations from Greenville-area attorneys to determine the best lawyers in twenty practice areas for its “Legal Elite” list.  The attorneys chosen for the list received the largest number of nominations…
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Wyche Expands Its Team of Top-Flight Attorneys

GREENVILLE, SC (June 21, 2017) – Wyche, P.A. has added three new attorneys as it expands to meet growing client needs.  Josh Lonon joins as Special Counsel, bringing 13 years of commercial real estate experience. Matthew Couvillion and McKinley Hyman have joined Wyche as associates. Josh Lonon advises a diverse set of clients on sophisticated…
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Wyche Hosts a Panel Event to Discuss Building Resilient Organizations and Communities

GREENVILLE, SC (May 23, 2017) – Wyche, P.A. sponsored a panel discussion on Thursday, May 18th in Greenville, S.C. to explore the nature of resilience, starting with the otherworldly courage shown in the aftermath of the Mother Emanuel shooting in Charleston, S.C.  Moderator and Wyche attorney Meliah Bowers Jefferson engaged with panelists Jennifer Pinckney –…
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Wyche, P.A. Recognized as a Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA

GREENVILLE, SC (May 9, 2018) – Chambers USA (“Chambers”) has recognized Wyche and 10 of its attorneys in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  Wyche’s Corporate/M&A, Litigation, Environment, and Real Estate practices have been ranked among the best in South Carolina. The following Wyche attorneys have been recognized for their…
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Sixteen Wyche Attorneys Recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers

GREENVILLE, SC (April 27, 2017) – Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers, has recognized 16 Wyche attorneys in its 2017 South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine.  The magazine features attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.  Super Lawyers highlights Wallace Lightsey as one of the top 10 lawyers in South Carolina.  Along with…
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Wyche Launches Storytellers: A Digital Community of Ideas

GREENVILLE, SC (April 25, 2017) – Greenville, SC-based law firm Wyche has launched an online platform for intellectual inspiration.  Visitors to wyche.com/storytellers will find book, video, and article recommendations designed to spark curiosity and growth.  Topics range from inspirational to irreverent, with only one rule: no legal content. While a law firm may seem like…
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Wyche Adds to Its Roster of World-Class Attorneys

GREENVILLE, SC (January 3, 2017) – Wyche, P.A. has added four new attorneys to the firm as it expands to meet growing client needs.  Michael Brearley, Camden Navarro Massingill, and Chris Schoen have joined Wyche as associates.  Chad LaBruyere has joined Wyche as an Of Counsel attorney, bringing 12 years of private practice and in-house…
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Jo Hackl Receives the Greenville County Bar Association’s Tommy Thomason Award

GREENVILLE, SC (November 21, 2016) – Wyche attorney Jo Hackl has been honored by the Greenville County Bar Association with the prestigious Tommy Thomason Award.  The award was established in 1993 to recognize the Greenville lawyer who best exemplifies compassion, unshakeable integrity, strong personal values, dedication to the community, humility, and diplomacy.  As the Greenville…
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Maurie Lawrence Elected Chair of Wyche Executive Committee

GREENVILLE, SC (November 17, 2016) – Maurie Lawrence has been elected Chair of Wyche’s Executive Committee by the firm’s membership.  As Chair of the Executive Committee, Lawrence will be responsible for the firm’s overall leadership and direction. She succeeds Ted Gentry, who served as Chair of the Executive Committee for the past three years. “Maurie…
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Tenenbaum to join board of S.C. Institute of Medicine and Public Health

Columbia, SC (October 4, 2016) — Columbia attorney Inez Tenenbaum will join the board of directors of the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health, an independent entity that promotes nonpartisan solutions to health-care policy. The IMPH describes itself as “an informed, neutral, nonpartisan convener and provider of evidence-based information relevant to policy decisions…
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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Recognizes Wyche as a 2017 “Best Law Firm”

GREENVILLE, SC (November 1, 2016) – Best Lawyers ® Wyche has been named a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in 18 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2017.  The selection is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in each practice area,…
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Inez Tenenbaum Joins Wyche

COLUMBIA, SC (October 27, 2016) – Inez Tenenbaum, former Chairman of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and former South Carolina State Superintendent of Education, has joined Wyche, P.A.  Tenenbaum will focus her practice at Wyche on consumer product safety and risk management, working particularly with manufacturers and retailers of consumer products to…
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John Moylan and Wyche Named The State’s Best

COLUMBIA, SC (October 23, 2016) – John Moylan has been named The State’s Best Attorney and Wyche, P.A. has been named The State’s Best Law Firm by The State newspaper.  Nominations are collected for the award and winners are determined based upon readers’ votes.  Only one attorney and one law firm in South Carolina are…
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Wyche Central to Bringing World-Class Hotel to the Heart of Greenville

GREENVILLE, SC (October 20, 2016) – Wyche, P.A. has agreed to sell its current location to The Kessler Collection in a deal that the law firm believes will add to its legacy of positively transforming the community.  The Kessler Collection will locate its artistically inspired Grand Bohemian Hotel Greenville where Wyche currently sits overlooking Falls…
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“Hospital wars: Palmetto Health to fight Sisters of Charity $50 million suit”

The State Palmetto Health hospital systems made it clear Friday it will fight the $50 million lawsuit brought against it earlier this week by Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals Legacy Corp. “Palmetto Health will vigorously defend the integrity of our organization and our people against this action,” the hospital said in a statement released Friday…
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Best Lawyers® Recognizes Wyche Attorneys Among the Best in America

GREENVILLE, SC (August 16, 2016) – Best Lawyers® has recognized 21 Wyche attorneys as The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.   Best Lawyers also named four Wyche attorneys “Lawyer of the Year.”  Jo Watson Hackl is the 2017 Greenville Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Cary Hall is the 2017 Greenville Business Organizations (including LLCs…
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Wyche Attorneys Named Among Greenville’s “Legal Elite”

GREENVILLE, SC (August 3, 2016) – Greenville Business Magazine has recognized 17 Wyche attorneys as being among the area’s “Legal Elite”.  Additionally, the following Wyche attorneys have been recognized for receiving the top number of attorney votes in their fields: Mark Bakker (Labor & Employment), Rita Bolt Barker (Insurance), Cary Hall (Tax), Wallace Lightsey (Intellectual…
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“Scramble: Seven candidates for one open S.C. Supreme Court seat”

The State Five judges from across the state and two private attorneys are running for a vacancy on the five-member S.C. Supreme Court that will open up in January upon the retirement of Chief Justice Costa Pleicones. The two private attorneys are John Nichols and Matthew Richardson, both of Columbia. The judges seeking a seat…
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“Lawsuit forces better treatment for SC’s abused, neglected kids”

The State A negotiated settlement that parties said will better the lives of South Carolina’s vulnerable children was filed Friday in federal court. The settlement comes almost 18 months after Children’s Rights, a national child safety watchdog group, and the Columbia-based Appleseed Legal Justice Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of 11 children, alleging long-running…
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Chambers USA Recognizes Wyche as a Leading Law Firm

GREENVILLE, SC (May 27, 2016) – Chambers USA (“Chambers”) has recognized Wyche and 14 of its attorneys in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  Wyche’s Corporate/M&A, Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate practices have been ranked among the best in South Carolina. The following Wyche attorneys have been…
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Twenty Wyche Attorneys Recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers

GREENVILLE, SC (April 22, 2016) – Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers, has recognized 20 Wyche attorneys in its 2016 South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine.  The magazine features attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. Super Lawyers highlights Wallace Lightsey as one of the top 10 lawyers in South Carolina.  Along with…
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Tommy Wyche Lives on in Music, Legacy

By Henry Parr As seen in the Greenville News January 17, 2016 This Saturday, Jan. 23, will be the first anniversary of Tommy Wyche’s death. Tommy is known for his significant contributions to the revitalization of Greenville and conservation of the Upstate, but many do not realize that Tommy was also an artist, a musician and an…
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Inez Tenenbaum joins board of Safe Kids Worldwide

COLUMBIA, SC (December 22, 2015) – Inez Tenenbaum has been named to the board of Safe Kids Worldwide, an international nonprofit working to prevent childhood injury, the number-one cause of death for children in the United States. Tenenbaum was the ninth Chairman for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, serving from June 2009 through November…
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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Recognizes Wyche as a 2016 “Best Law Firm”

GREENVILLE, SC (November 2, 2015) – Wyche has been named a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in 18 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2016.  The selection is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in each practice area, and review of…
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Tenenbaum, Tanner honored for leadership

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – University of South Carolina Athletic Director Ray Tanner and former state Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum are being honored for their leadership in South Carolina. The two are among three South Carolinians being honored on Tuesday in Columbia at the Fifth Annual Dick & Tunky Riley Legacy of Leaders event. The…
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Meliah Bowers Jefferson Named National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association

GREENVILLE, SC (October 1, 2015) – The American Heart Association (AHA) has selected Wyche attorney Meliah Bowers Jefferson as a national spokesperson for its “Go Red For Women” movement.  As an AHA national spokesperson, Jefferson will share her personal experience with battling heart disease to raise awareness of heart disease and to promote prevention through…
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Lawsuit: Gov. Haley, DSS agree to give more protection to foster children

By John Monk and Jamie Self The State Under pressure from a federal class action lawsuit, Gov. Nikki Haley and S.C. Department of Social Services Director Susan Alford have agreed to make major changes in how South Carolina’s foster children are protected by the state’s child-welfare agency. Numerous children have died or been abused in recent years…
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David Anna Named One of Greenville’s “Best and Brightest 35 and Under”

GREENVILLE, SC (September 28, 2015) – Wyche attorney David Anna has been recognized as one of Greenville’s “Best and Brightest 35 and Under” by Furman University and Greenville Business Magazine.  The list highlights young Greenville leaders for accomplishments in their careers and their commitment to making a difference in the community.  Candidates are nominated for…
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Wyche Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

GREENVILLE, SC (August 17, 2015) – Best Lawyers® has recognized 23 Wyche attorneys as The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.   Best Lawyers also named three Wyche attorneys “Lawyer of the Year”.  Jo Watson Hackl is the 2016 Greenville Corporate Governance Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Wallace Lightsey is the 2016 Greenville Litigation – Intellectual Property “Lawyer of…
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S.C. Association for Justice Honors Matthew Richardson with the Matthew J. Perry Public Service Award

COLUMBIA, SC (August 12, 2015) – The South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) has honored Wyche attorney Matthew Richardson with the Honorable Matthew J. Perry Public Service Award.  The Matthew J. Perry Public Service Award recognizes someone whose monumental sacrifice in the name of public service has, over the course of a career, made a…
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Wyche Attorneys Recognized as Greenville’s “Legal Elite”

GREENVILLE, SC (August 5, 2015) – Greenville Business Magazine has recognized 22 Wyche attorneys as being among the area’s “Legal Elite”.  Additionally, the following Wyche attorneys have been recognized for receiving the top number of attorney votes in their fields: Mark Bakker (Labor and Employment), Melinda Davis Lux (Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions), Natalie Russell Dunham…
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National Bar Association Selects Meliah Bowers Jefferson for 40 Under 40 Award

GREENVILLE, SC (July 1, 2015) – The National Bar Association has chosen Wyche attorney Meliah Bowers Jefferson as one of the recipients of its 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates Award. The award recognizes the nation’s top lawyers under age 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, including innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and…
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Wyche, P.A. Supports the Call to Remove the Confederate Battle Flag from the Grounds of South Carolina’s State Capitol

GREENVILLE, SC (June 23, 2015) – Wyche, P.A. joins and supports the chorus of voices calling for the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the grounds of our State Capitol.  It is beyond dispute that this flag is offensive and hurtful to legions of South Carolinians.  As such, that flag has no place on…
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Tally Parham Casey Chosen for the Liberty Fellowship

COLUMBIA, SC (June 17, 2015) – Wyche attorney Tally Parham Casey has been selected to participate in the Liberty Fellowship Class of 2017.  The Liberty Fellowship is a leadership initiative founded by Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp, Wofford College, and The Aspen Institute. Participants are chosen from across South Carolina based on their proven leadership…
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Chambers USA Recognizes Wyche as One of South Carolina’s Leading Law Firms

GREENVILLE, SC (May 20, 2015) – Chambers USA (“Chambers”) has recognized Wyche and 14 of its attorney in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  Wyche’s Corporate/M&A, Environmental, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate practices have been ranked among the best in South Carolina. The following Wyche attorneys have been…
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South Carolina Super Lawyers Recognizes 20 Wyche Attorneys

GREENVILLE, SC (April 23, 2015) – Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers, has recognized 20 Wyche attorneys in its 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine.  The magazine features attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.  Super Lawyers highlights Wallace Lightsey as one of the top 10 lawyers in South Carolina.  Along…
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Maurie Lawrence Named “The Closer” by Upstate Business Journal at the Who’s Who Awards Celebration

GREENVILLE, SC (March 27, 2015) – Wyche attorney Maurie Lawrence has been named “The Closer” by Upstate Business Journal at the Journal’s Who’s Who Awards Celebration.  The Who’s Who Awards recognize individuals who are committed to advancing their fields and the community.  The Closer award recognizes an outstanding dealmaker. The Who’s Who Award recipients are…
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Four Wyche Attorneys Named Among “Greenville’s 50 Most Influential People” by Greenville Business Magazine

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche attorneys Wallace Lightsey, Henry Parr, Matthew Richardson, and Troy Tessier have been named among “Greenville’s 50 Most Influential People” by Greenville Business Magazine.  The list highlights those who have made a significant impact shaping Greenville’s business and community landscape. Greenville Business Magazine recognized Lightsey, Parr, Richardson, and Tessier for their roles…
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South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Names Wallace Lightsey a 2015 Leadership in Law Honoree

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche attorney Wallace Lightsey has been named a 2015 Leadership in Law Honoree by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.  The award recognizes legal professionals from across South Carolina who have achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to society, and had an impact on the legal profession.  Lightsey is one of just…
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“Haley, DSS target of federal lawsuit; ‘dangerous deficiencies’ in state care cited”

The State A federal class action lawsuit was filed Monday against Gov. Nikki Haley and the Department of Social Services, saying a lack of heath care and other basic services is endangering children in the child welfare system. The complaint alleges Haley and DSS are responsible for drastic foster home shortages, excessive caseloads for agency…
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Wyche Hosts 100 Percent Panel to Create Stronger Businesses and Communities

GREENVILLE, SC (January 9, 2015) – Greenville-based law firm Wyche sponsored a panel discussion on Thursday, January 8th to explore how South Carolina can harness 100% of its citizens’ talents. The “100 Percent” panel comprised community leaders Nancy Whitworth – Director of Economic Development for the City of Greenville; Dick Wilkerson Chairman & President (Retired)…
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Amos Workman Receives the Greenville County Bar Association’s Tommy Thomason Award

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche attorney Amos Workman has been honored by the Greenville County Bar Association with the prestigious Tommy Thomason Award. The award was established in 1993 to recognize the Greenville lawyer who best exemplifies compassion, unshakeable integrity, strong personal values, dedication to the community, humility, and diplomacy. As the Greenville County Bar Association’s…
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Wyche Receives the Greenville Chamber ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche has been honored by the Greenville Chamber with the ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award® for 2014. The award recognizes organizations with initiatives dedicated to creating cultures that encourage women employees to achieve their full leadership potential, and that give back to the larger community of women. “Wyche’s unique culture represents the true…
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Wyche Names Meliah Bowers Jefferson Shareholder

Greenville, SC – Wyche is pleased to announce that Meliah Bowers Jefferson has been named a shareholder of the firm. Jefferson focuses her practice at Wyche on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property law, and insurance coverage matters. She is on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Women Lawyer’s Association and serves on the…
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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Recognizes Wyche as a 2015 “Best Law Firm”

Greenville, SC – Wyche has been named a Greenville Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in 17 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2015.  The selection is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in each practice area, and review of additional information…
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Meliah Bowers Jefferson Named One of Greenville’s “Best and Brightest 35 and Under”

GREENVILLE, SC – Meliah Bowers Jefferson, an attorney at Wyche, P.A., has been recognized as one of Greenville’s “Best and Brightest 35 and Under” by Southern First and Greenville Business Magazine.  The list highlights young Greenville leaders for accomplishments in their careers and their commitment to making a difference in the community.  Candidates are nominated…
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Wyche Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers in America©

GREENVILLE, SC – Best Lawyers® has recognized 21 Wyche attorneys as The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.   Best Lawyers also named five Wyche attorneys “Lawyer of the Year”. Eric Amstutz is the 2015 Greenville Corporate Governance Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Melinda Davis Lux is the 2015 Greenville Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of…
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Leadership Greenville Selects Wade Kolb for Class 41

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche attorney Wade Kolb has been selected for Leadership Greenville, Class 41. Leadership Greenville is a program designed and facilitated by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce to develop informed, committed, and qualified leaders for Greenville County. Participants are selected based upon their involvement in the community and their ability to achieve high…
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Wyche Attorneys Recognized as “Legal Elite” for the Third Year in a Row

GREENVILLE, SC – Greenville Business Magazine has recognized 17 Wyche attorneys as being among the area’s “Legal Elite”. For the third year in a row, Wyche placed more attorneys on the list than any other firm in the Upstate. These Wyche attorneys have been recognized as Greenville’s “Legal Elite”: Eric Amstutz – Corporate Law, Mergers…
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Working it out

By Phillip Bantz South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Back in the 1990s a group of bar leaders in Greenville County started talking about a place where low-income litigants could mediate their disputes without having to pay high-priced private mediators. The group’s discussions resulted in the Upstate Mediation Center, a not-for-profit organization that over the last 15…
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Jonathan Cote Joins Wyche

GREENVILLE, SC – Jonathan Cote has joined Wyche as an associate, focusing his practice on transactional matters, including corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, and health care. Prior to joining Wyche, Cote was an associate at Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia where he focused primarily on health care matters. He also held an internship with…
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Chambers USA Recognizes Wyche as One of the Country’s Leading Law Firms

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche has earned high rankings in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (“Chambers”). Chambers recognizes Wyche for its work in Litigation, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, and Environment. Chambers also identifies 13 Wyche attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas based on in-depth client and peer…
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Inez Tenenbaum Receives Best Friend Award from Kids in Danger

Article from Kids in Danger Each year, KID commemorates our progress, honors the memory of Danny Keysar and other victims of unsafe children’s products, and highlights the contributions of our Best Friend — someone who has helped keep children safe. KID is delighted to present our 2014 Best Friend Award to Inez Tenenbaum, former CPSC…
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South Carolina Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Wyche Attorneys

GREENVILLE, SC – Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers, has recognized 17 Wyche attorneys in its 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine. The magazine features attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. Super Lawyers highlights Wallace Lightsey as one of the top 10 lawyers in South Carolina. Along with Lightsey, Wyche…
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Jo Hackl Selected for Riley Institute at Furman Diversity Leaders Initiative’s 17th Class

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche attorney Jo Hackl is one of 41 leaders from across the Upstate and surrounding areas selected to participate in the 17th Upstate class of the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI). “Our Fellows represent our diverse state, including diversity of profession, experience and community. Where these established leaders are…
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US Justice Department Joins False Claims Act Lawsuit against For-Profit Hospital Chain & Ex- CEO for ER Admissions Scheme

Whistleblower lawsuit alleges that HMA, its former CEO Gary Newsome, and ER contractor EmCare induced and coerced ER doctors to admit more patients Columbia, SC – The U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) has intervened in a qui tam (whistleblower) False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA), the nation’s third-largest for-profit hospital…
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Henry Parr Chosen for the American Arbitration Association Appellate Panel

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche attorney Henry Parr has been chosen to serve on the new American Arbitration Association (AAA) Appellate Panel. The AAA formed this panel in connection with its new Optional Appellate Arbitration Rules. Parr was selected based on his experience as an arbitrator, as well as his appellate experience. Parr serves on the…
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Ted Gentry Elected Chair of Wyche Executive Committee

GREENVILLE, SC – Ted Gentry has been elected Chair of Wyche’s Executive Committee by the firm’s membership. As Chair of the Executive Committee, Mr. Gentry will be responsible for the firm’s overall leadership and direction. He succeeds Wallace Lightsey who served as Chair of the Executive Committee for the past 6 years. “Ted has earned…
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Wyche Attorney Jo Hackl Receives the Community Foundation of Greenville’s Ruth Alexander Nicholson Award

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche attorney Jo Hackl has been honored by the Community Foundation of Greenville with the Ruth Alexander Nicholson Award for 2013. The annual award recognizes a person who has made significant contributions to the Greenville community through volunteer work for the Community Foundation or to one of its projects, programs, or areas…
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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Recognizes Wyche as a 2014 “Best Law Firm”

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche has been named a Greenville Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in 17 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2014. The selection is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in each practice area, and review of additional information…
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Consumer Safety Chief Leaves a Small Agency With Bigger Powers

Article from New York Times Washington, DC (November 29, 2013) — When Inez M. Tenenbaum took over the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 2009, she found an agency in turmoil and uncertain of its mission to ensure that tens of thousands of products on American store shelves did not present a danger to buyers. By…
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Wade S. Kolb III named one of Greenville’s “Best and Brightest 35 and Under”

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche attorney Wade S. Kolb III has been recognized as one of Greenville’s “Best and Brightest 35 and Under” by Southern First and Greenville Business Magazine. The list highlights young Greenville leaders for accomplishment in their careers and commitment to making a difference in the community. Honorees are selected through a thorough…
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Twenty-two Wyche Attorneys recognized as 2014 Best Lawyers in America©

GREENVILLE, SC – Twenty-two Wyche attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Additionally, Best Lawyers® named three Wyche attorneys “Lawyer of the Year”. Eric Graben was named the Best Lawyers 2014 Greenville Securities/Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the…
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Seventeen Wyche Attorneys Recognized as “Legal Elite” by Greenville Business Magazine

GREENVILLE, SC – Greenville Business Magazine has recognized seventeen Wyche attorneys as the area’s “Legal Elite”. This marks the second year in a row that Wyche placed more attorneys on the list than any other firm in the Upstate. The magazine collected nominations from Greenville-area attorneys to determine the best lawyers in twenty practice areas.…
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Tommy Wyche to be the Greenville Drive’s 2013 Green Day Honoree

GREENVILLE, SC – Tommy Wyche will be the 2013 Green Day Honoree at the Greenville Drive game on August 6th at Fluor Field. Mr. Wyche is being honored for his dedication to conservation efforts in the Upstate and his commitment to revitalizing the City of Greenville. The Greenville Drive will celebrate Mr. Wyche’s impact on…
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Wyche Achieves High Rankings in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

GREENVILLE, SC – Once again, Wyche has earned high rankings in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (“Chambers”). Chambers recognizes Wyche for its work in Litigation, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Labor & Employment, and Real Estate. Ten Wyche attorneys are identified as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas based on in-depth client and peer…
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Wyche Receives CREW Upstate South Carolina’s “Outstanding Leadership Organization Award”

GREENVILLE, SC – Wyche has been honored by the Upstate South Carolina chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) with its “Outstanding Leadership Organization Award” for 2013. The award recognizes organizations in the community that are leaders in advancing the success of women in the commercial real estate industry. “Wyche won this award because it…
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Meliah Bowers Jefferson Returns to Wyche

GREENVILLE, SC – Meliah Bowers Jefferson has rejoined Wyche after serving as law clerk to The Honorable J. Michelle Childs, United States District Judge. Ms. Jefferson focuses her practice on litigation and appellate work. Prior to her clerkship with Judge Childs, Ms. Jefferson was an associate at Wyche. She began her career serving as law…
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South Carolina Super Lawyers selects Wyche’s Henry Parr for 2013 magazine cover and recognizes sixteen Wyche attorneys

GREENVILLE, SC – Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers, has chosen Wyche’s Henry Parr for the cover of its 2013 South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, which features attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. In addition to selecting Henry Parr for the 2013 cover feature, the magazine named Wallace Lightsey to…
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SC Supreme Court rules for Richland County on penny tax

The State The March 22, 2013 edition of The State features an article entitled “SC Supreme Court rules for Richland County on penny tax” written by Dawn Hinshaw. Hinshaw writes that “A unanimous state Supreme Court has denied an anti-tax group’s protest of Richland County’s results of the Nov. 6 penny sales-tax referendum, paving the…
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Wyche Lawyer Jo Hackl Receives ATHENA Leadership Award at Greenville Chamber Annual Meeting

The Greenville Chamber Website The Greenville Chamber held its 124th Annual Meeting, presented by TD Bank, on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at TD Convention Center. The event featured keynote speaker David Seaton, Chairman and CEO of Fluor Corporation (see bio below). Also addressing attendees were Chamber President and CEO Ben Haskew and 2012 Board Chair…
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Restaurant owner fends off chain’s $4 million counterclaim

By David Donovan South Carolina Lawyers Weekly A Greenville restaurateur and owner of No Regrets Properties presumably has no regrets after a jury awarded him a verdict of over $64,000 against a national restaurant franchisor and rejected the national company’s $4 million counterclaim against him. Richard Godley agreed to set up a franchise of Indigo…
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Wyche Attorney Rita Bolt Barker Wins National Environmental Advocacy Award

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Wyche attorney Rita Bolt Barker is one of only 12 lawyers across the country to receive the prestigious “Distinguished Environmental Advocacy Award” from the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER). The award recognizes the contributions of lawyers to the development of law, policy and programs in the…
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“Top-tier Leaders Lend Experience, Expertise to Liberty Fellows”

Liberty Fellowship Website The Liberty Fellowship Program issued a press release on January 15, 2013 entitled “Top-tier Leaders Lend Experience, Expertise to Liberty Fellows” announcing the senior advisors for their Class of 2014. Two Wyche attorneys, Jo Watson Hackl and Matthew Richardson, both former Liberty Fellows, have been selected to serve as advisors. The full…
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Wyche Corporate Lawyers Wrapped Up 2012 with a Flurry of Deal Closings Collectively Valued at Over $650 Million

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Wyche corporate lawyers wrapped up 2012 with a flurry of deal closings including six acquisitions, four corporate financing deals, one merger, and the sale of one client’s business. The total value of these transactions is over $650 Million. “Wyche has an uncommonly deep and experienced bench of corporate lawyers for a…
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Rep. Vick, Sen. Pinckney election protests denied

The State The November 27, 2012 edition of The State features an article entitled “Rep. Vick, Sen. Pinckney election protests denied” written by Jeffrey Collins. Collins writes that “The South Carolina Election Commission turned aside protests Tuesday over Democratic State Rep. Ted Vick’s re-election in Chesterfield County and Democratic Sen. Clementa Pinckney’s re-election in the…
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Wyche Named Official Climate Challenge Partner by the American Bar Association and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The American Bar Association (ABA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently named Wyche, P.A. an official “Climate Challenge Partner.” This distinction is given to law firms that have taken steps to become better environmental and energy stewards. “Wyche has a long history of leading preservation and conservation efforts, so of…
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Wyche receives prestigious YMCA Red Triangle Award

Greer Today The November 9 edition of Greer Today featured an article entitled “”Wyche receives prestigious YMCA Red Triangle Award.” The article highlights that Wyche attorney, Tommy Wyche, received on November 8, 2012 the YMCA Red Triangle Award, joining a select group of 20 previous winners since the Greenville YMCA opened in 1876. Red Triangle…
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Wyche Recognized as a Top Tier Law Firm in 2013 “Best Law Firm” Rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®

GREENVILLE, S.C. – U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings and Wyche once again received stellar rankings across a broad range of practice areas. These rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys…
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City of Greenville Dedicates Riverplace Bell Tower and Carillon to Tommy Wyche

GTV-15, the City of Greenville Television On September 6, 2012, the City of Greenville posted a video on GTV-15, the city’s YouTube channel, showing the ceremony which took place on August 23, 2012 to dedicate the new Riverplace Bell Tower and Carillon to Tommy Wyche. Mayor Knox White was joined by representatives from Hughes Development…
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More Wyche Lawyers Recognized as Best Lawyers in America® Than Ever Before

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Wyche is pleased to announce that 22 Wyche lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys…
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“The Timeless Ambition of Tommy Wyche”

The Greenville Business Magazine The August 2012 edition of The Greenville Business Magazine featured an article written by Brandy Woods Snow entitled “The Timeless Ambition of Tommy Wyche.” The full piece is included below, republished with permission from the magazine. Lawyer. Photographer. Author. Inventor. Musician. Champion tennis player. Conservationist. Supporter of the arts. Son, husband,…
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The Greenville Business Magazine Recognizes More Wyche Lawyers as “Legal Elite” Than Any Other Firm

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville Business Magazine has recognized fifteen Wyche attorneys as the area’s “Legal Elite,” more than any other firm in the Upstate. In its first-ever survey, the magazine sent emails to 850 Greenville-area lawyers and asked them who, in their opinions, were the best lawyers in 20 practice areas. A total of 95…
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Client and Peer Reviews Encourage High Rankings for Wyche in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Wyche, P.A. is once again recognized in every practice area listed for the state of South Carolina in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (“Chambers”). These practice areas are Litigation, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, Labor & Employment, and Real Estate. In addition, nine Wyche attorneys were singled out…
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Berger Group of Companies’ Acquisition of Ranger International Services Group, Inc. Receives Three “Deal of the Year” Awards

GREENVILLE, S.C. – At the 2nd Annual Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) New York Champion’s Awards event held at Sotheby’s New York, the acquisition of Ranger International Services Group, Inc. (now known as Louis Berger Services, Inc.) by the Berger Group of Companies took home three separate “Deal of the Year” awards. Wyche represented Ranger…
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Court rules against Florence County treasurer

Scnow.com Scnow.com, part of The Morning News, featured an article on April 19, 2012 entitled “Court rules against Florence County treasurer” written by John Sweeney. Sweeney writes that “The war between the Florence County Council and Florence County treasurer may be winding down after the issuance of a court order saying the treasurer effectively broke…
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Court Sides with Wyche Lawyers and Rejects Elected Official’s Challenges to County Council’s Constitutional Authority

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Wyche attorneys John Moylan and Matthew Richardson represented Florence County Council in two lawsuits brought by the Florence County Treasurer, Dean C. Fowler, Jr., that raised constitutional challenges to the authority of County Council. In an Order signed this week, the Court sided with Wyche and Florence County Council, ruling in favor…
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Thirteen Wyche Attorneys Recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers; Wallace Lightsey Named One of Top Twenty Five

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Thirteen Wyche attorneys were recognized in 2012 by South Carolina Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have obtained a high degree of peer recognition and professional accomplishment. Wallace Lightsey, Chair of Wyche’s Executive Committee, received special recognition as one of South Carolina’s top…
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Jo Watson Hackl: Stellar Leader

An Interview with Jo Watson Hackl, as seen on the blog, Nerdy Chicks Rule Nerdy Chicks Rule is a blog launched by Kami Kinard which celebrates the accomplishments of females who aren’t afraid to use brain power. On the blog, Kinard features weekly interviews with “cool nerdy chicks” and our very own Jo Watson Hackl…
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