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Biography

Michelle Yarbrough is an experienced litigation attorney and shareholder in the firm’s Greenville office.  Her practice is primarily geared toward the defense of workers’ compensation matters on the behalf of employers, insurance carriers, self-insured corporations, third party administrators, and claims servicing agencies; however, she also practices law in the transportation, torts, and personal injury practice areas.

Throughout Michelle’s 15 plus years of practicing law, she has represented a variety of clients in different industries and resolved countless numbers of cases on their behalf.  Some of the industries Michelle often represents include:

  • Commercial Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Communications

Michelle is widely known by colleagues and clients alike for her attention to detail. She thoroughly investigates all aspects of a case before suggesting a course of action. For example, Michelle recently tried a complicated workers’ compensation matter involving three separate accidents. She represented the insurance carriers in the last two of those accidents. Michelle diligently investigated the plaintiff’s claims and uncovered factual and medical evidence to support the defense.  As a result, Michelle was able to obtain a favorable ruling eliminating her client’s exposure for disability and medical benefits in excess of five hundred thousand dollars.

In addition to being detail oriented, Michelle places an emphasis on client service. She is responsive to client inquiries and works to understand exactly what the client’s expectations are for the matter at hand. Michelle then formulates a plan to exceed those expectations.

  • “We are very fortunate that we have you for defense of our Carolina cases. Thanks again for representing us.”Risk Manager, Fortune 500 Company, Client
  • “We appreciate the work you put into settling our workers’ compensation claims. We have the utmost confidence in your work.”Director of Risk Management, Fortune 500 Company, Client
  • “Gosh, you’re good. I am SO hiring you if I am ever in a pickle.” – Office Manager, Regional Restaurant Chain
Past results and testimonials from clients are not to be taken as a representation that the same or similar results can be obtained by the firm in the future.

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Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association, 2013 Annual Educational Conference on Workers’ Compensation, Committee Member
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
  • Former Treasurer, Pi Beta Phi, Greenville Alumnae Club
  • Alumnae Club Rush Information Chair, Pi Beta Phi, Greenville Alumnae Club
  • Leadership Greenville, Class 36

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite by Greenville Business Magazine – Workers’ Compensation: Defense, 2014
  • Order of Wig and Robe
  • Moot Court Bar
  • John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Associate Editor-in-Chief, South Carolina Law Review

Community Involvement

  • Campaign Cabinet 2010-2014, United Way of Greenville County
  • Palmetto Society Board 2010-2012, United Way of Greenville County
  • Area V Chair 2012-2014, United Way of Greenville County
  • Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of Greenville County, 2011 Chair
  • Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of Greenville County, 2010 Vice Chair
  • Former Member of the Women Attorney’s Committee, United Way Greenville County

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court of South Carolina 2004
  • South Carolina, 1998

Education

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1998 (Order of Wig and Robe)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Alabama, 1995

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