C. Stuart Mauney



When Stuart first went to Furman University as a student in the fall of 1980, he wanted to be a doctor. His dad was a dentist, and he knew that was not for him. During his first year, he laid the groundwork for his pre-med curriculum. The next fall, when it was time to register for classes, he found himself in line to register for organic chemistry, the course that separates the wheat from the chaff. He hesitated and began questioning why he wanted to be a doctor and whether he had truly considered any other path. He walked away from that registration line that day and spent the next year trying to figure things out.

After hearing Stuart speak at his home church in North Carolina, a trusted uncle said, “You would make a fine lawyer,” referring to his ability to communicate effectively. His uncle encouraged him to seriously consider law as his chosen profession. Then, he met with one of his dad’s lawyer friends, and the friend patiently answered his questions about law. After this due diligence, he decided he wanted to become a lawyer. These individuals planted the seeds that turned out to be his life’s work. He knew that his father respected his lawyer friend as a man of integrity and his uncle as a man of wisdom. He changed his major to political science and graduated from Furman in 1984, and the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1987. He has been practicing with Gallivan White Boyd ever since.

Stuart has never regretted his decision to become a lawyer. He enjoys helping people and businesses with their problems, whatever they may be. When he is not practicing law, you will find him at most Furman football and basketball games. He is also a mental health advocate and frequent speaker on legal ethics and the well-being of lawyers.

Attorney Background

C. Stuart Mauney is a partner and certified mediator in the firm’s Greenville, South Carolina, office. His primary areas of practice are healthcare, professional negligence, tort and personal injury, and commercial transportation (trucking). Stuart is a member of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). Mediations can be scheduled through the online calendar.

Stuart defends trucking companies in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. He often coordinates the emergency response to trucking and industrial accident scenes, the investigations that follow and the subsequent litigation and trial of those matters. His professional negligence practice is centered on the healthcare industry, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health and hospice.


Furman University

B.A. (1984)

University of South Carolina School of Law

J.D. (1987)

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Associations & Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, Advisory Committee
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Former State Chair
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
    • HELP Task Force, Former Chair
    • House of Delegates, Former Member
    • Lawyers Helping Lawyers
    • TIPS Section Council, Former Member
  • South Carolina Assisted Living Association (SCALA), Board of Directors, Former Member
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA)
  • South Carolina Council for Dispute Resolution, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • South Carolina Healthcare Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)

Honors & Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law
  • Best Lawyers in America (2007 – 2024)
    • Mediation
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
      • Lawyer of the Year (2018)
  • Greenville Business Magazine
    • Legal Elite: Personal Injury (2015)
    • Legal Elite: Healthcare (2020)
    • Legal Elite: Mediation (2022, 2023)
    • Legal Elite: Professional Liability (2022, 2023)
  • Greenville County Bar, Tommy Thomason Award, 2019
  • Lawyer of the Year, Greenville, Professional Malpractice Law: Defendants (2018)
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Leadership in Law (2014)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • Gateway House, Chair, Board of Directors
  • Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Regents for Leadership Development, Former Member
  • Leadership Greenville, Class 32, Class Speaker
  • Mental Health Association of Greenville County,
    • Board of Directors, Former Chair
  • Upstate Community Mediation Center
    • Board of Directors, Former Chair

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The List of Eight: Coping with COVID-19
For the Defense, June 2020


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