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Biography

Phil Reeves is a shareholder in the firm’s Greenville office.  He has focused his litigation and trial work over the years on insurance, products liability, and transportation. Phil has tried approximately 200 cases of all types and handled numerous appeals in state and federal courts.

With particular emphasis on first party claims, Phil has centered his insurance practice on representing insurers on various insurance coverage issues as well as extra-contractual and bad faith cases for more than 33 years.  These issues involve several different policy types including:

  • Commercial General Liability
  • Personal Auto
  • Commercial Auto
  • Garage Keeper’s Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Homeowners
  • Commercial Property

Phil has also been active in the products liability practice area for many years, where he is known for his creative approach to solving his clients’ problems.  Phil has extensive experience in defending a wide variety of products liability claims such as mass tort and catastrophic loss claims. He often represents clients who are involved in the manufacture or distribution of a wide range of products including:

  • Chemicals
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Consumer Products
  • Building Materials and Products
  • Automotive Products

Additionally, Phil has a vigorous transportation and trucking law practice. Phil has represented clients in matters that include but are not limited to:

  • Catastrophic Injury Cases
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation
  • Mass Tort/Class Actions
  • Cargo Claims

Phil’s legal experience in the trucking industry has also allowed him to coordinate a number of emergency responses during his career.  Phil is able to handle all aspects of a catastrophic incident from the accident scene to the litigation that follows.

During his distinguished legal career, Phil Reeves has been known for his commitment and dedication to his clients and the legal profession.  He has obtained a reputation for elite client service as result of his personality and communication skills.

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Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Past Chairman, South Carolina Bar Torts and Insurance Practices Council
  • Past Chairman, South Carolina Bar Board of Fee Disputes
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Leadership Greenville, Class XIX

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2003 to Present
    -  Insurance Law
    -  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    -  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Leadership in Law, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2014
  • 2015 Legal Elite – Personal Injury & Insurance Law, Greenville Business Magazine
  • 2014 Legal Elite – Insurance Law, Greenville Business Magazine
  • 2013 Legal Elite – Insurance Law, Greenville Business Magazine
  • Listed in Strothmore’s Who’s Who Registry of Business Leaders
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Super Lawyers

Notable Cases

Community Involvement

  • Commerce Club of Greenville, Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, Board of Governors
  • Wade Hampton Sertoma Club of Greenville, Past President, Board of Directors
  • Greenville Humane Society, Past President, Board of Directors
  • Speech, Hearing & Learning Center, Past President

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1980
  • South Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1987

Education

  • J.D., with distinction, Emory University School of Law, 1980 (Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., cum laude, Furman University, 1977

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