Robert D. Corney


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Robert D. Corney is a partner in the firm’s Greenville, South Carolina, office. He focuses his practice on tort and personal injury, products liability, toxic and mass torts, and drug and medical device matters. He has extensive experience defending a wide range of clients from private individuals to multinational corporations in significant, high-stakes tort litigation matters. However, Rob particularly concentrates a portion of his practice on the defense of tort and personal injury actions arising out of the following industries:

  • Hospitality
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • Entertainment
  • Rental Vehicles and Ride Share Services
  • Commercial and Business Transportation/Delivery Services

Prior to joining Gallivan White Boyd, Rob worked in the South Carolina Attorney General’s office as Assistant Attorney General. During his tenure at the Attorney General’s Office, Rob represented the State in hundreds of cases tried at the circuit court level, as well as dozens of appellate matters before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. The extensive time he spent in the courtroom during that time has provided him with critical trial skills and litigation experience that allow him to be a zealous and persuasive advocate for his clients in front of juries around the state. Since joining Gallivan White Boyd in 2013, Rob has successfully defended numerous tort cases to juries across the state of South Carolina.

Rob understands the significant stress and inconvenience that accompanies an individual or business being named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit. That is why he works diligently to advise his clients of the nuances of their case from the outset and to keep them informed with updated details at every stage of the litigation process, while working tirelessly to obtain favorable and timely resolutions for his clients.


University of South Carolina

B.S., Insurance and Risk Management (2007)

Charleston School of Law

J.D. (2010)

Bar Admissions

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

Associations & Professional Memberships

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA)

Honors & Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Pleadings and Practice (2010)
  • Greenville Business Magazine
    • Legal Elite: Business Litigation; Hospitality & Tourism; Insurance Law; Personal Injury (2016 – 2020)
    • Best & Brightest Under 35 (2018)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2016 – 2020)
    • Personal Injury General: Defense
    • Class Action/Mass Torts

Community Involvement

  • First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, Member
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Opportunity Greenville (Fall 2013)
  • National Kidney Foundation, Cadillac Classic Golf Tournament, Volunteer
  • PlaySafe, Board Member
  • PULSE Pacesetters Mentoring Program (2014)
  • United Way of Greenville County
    • Young Philanthropists
    • Loaned Executive (2017)


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