Local Counsel


Local Counsel for North Carolina and South Carolina

Clients or their national counsel routinely call upon GWB to serve as its local counsel in highly visible cases in which there may be significant exposure.  The firm has four offices in North Carolina and South Carolina, and has attorneys licensed in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, numerous federal trial and appellate courts, and the Supreme Court of the United States.   The firm has tried hundreds of complex cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout the Carolinas.  The firm has regularly advised national counsel on a number of topics including:

  • Provide insight regarding case and trial strategy
  • Advise on local law, matters of procedure, and case law
  • Communicate and meet court deadlines
  • Attend court hearings
  • Provide accurate, detailed, and timely responses to requests for information
  • Assist with the pro hac vice admission process

GWB attorneys have also acquired a unique understanding of the inner-workings of the judicial system and the nuances of each jurisdiction.  Through the years, the team has forged valuable relationships with exceptional attorneys and experts all over the United States.  These relationships are further solidified through the service of GWB attorneys in leadership roles at state and local professional organizations including:

  • President of the South Carolina Bar Association
  • President of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • President of the Greenville Bar Association

Most importantly, GWB attorneys keep national counsel routinely informed regarding all aspects of the case and ensure their participation in all legal proceedings. The firm accomplishes this high level of communication using its upgraded technology which includes:

  • High speed internet and email
  • Phone conferences with dedicated lines
  • Video Conferences
  • Scan and fax methods
  • Document sharing software

GWB attorneys appreciate the importance of selecting competent and effective local counsel.  The firm’s dedication to client service, communication skills, experience, and legal skill are all reasons why national counsel should consider GWB to assist as local counsel in his or her case.

Key Contacts

Ott New Bio HS 11-22-13

Curtis L. Ott

Columbia, SC
David Rheney 2018 website

T. David Rheney

Managing Partner
Greenville, SC
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Jennifer E. Johnsen

Greenville, SC
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John E. Cuttino

Columbia, SC
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Ronald K. Wray, II

Greenville, SC
New Website HS Boyd 11-11-13

W. Howard Boyd, Jr.

Greenville, SC
McGee Bio Webpage HS 10-7-13

C. William McGee

Chief Executive Officer
Greenville, SC
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Gray T. Culbreath

Columbia, SC
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John T. Lay, Jr.

Columbia, SC