T. Cory Ezzell



T. Cory Ezzell is a partner in the firm’s Greenville, South Carolina, office and serves as the group leader for workplace practices. His primary legal practice focuses on defending workers’ compensation cases on behalf of employers, insurance carriers, high retention and self-insured corporations, third-party administrators and claims servicing agencies.  Throughout his legal career, Cory has defended a wide variety of clients and industries, but he frequently represents clients in the following industries:

  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Trucking and Transportation
  • Staffing and Employment Agencies
  • Manufactures
  • Retailers
  • Construction
  • Restaurant and Hospitality

Cory has extensive experience defending his clients in a diverse array of workplace injury cases.  Many of these claims include:

  • Complex and Catastrophic Injuries
  • Repetitive Trauma Injuries
  • Psychological Injuries
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Subrogation Claims
  • Issues Involving Medicare’s Role as a Secondary Payer

Client service is a prominent piece of Cory’s law practice.  He has seen firsthand the stress and impact workplace injuries have not only on injured workers, but also the employers who have employed these injured workers over the years. Understanding that personalized service and attentiveness is a crucial component of the attorney-client relationship, Cory tailors his approach to defending cases based on each client’s specific needs and risk management philosophy. This is why Cory works diligently and communicates regularly with each client throughout the nuances of the workers’ compensation process to achieve outcome-based results.  He underscores this effort by being detail-oriented, proactive as it relates to case resolution, and consistently responsive to any questions or concerns his clients may have. Cory feels strongly that this efficient and team-based approach to defending workers’ compensation cases goes hand-in-hand with achieving favorable outcomes for his clients.


University of South Carolina

B.A. (2003)

University of South Carolina School of Law

J.D., Order of the Wig and Robe (2006)

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina Bar

Associations & Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Workers’ Compensation Section Counsel, Member
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association (SCDTAA)
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (SCWCEA)
    • Annual SCWCEA Conference, Committee Member
    • SCWCEA Medical Conference, Committee Member

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers (2017 – 2024)
  • Greenville Business Magazine
    • Legal Elite: Workers’ Compensation – Defendant (2013-2023)
    • Best & Brightest Under 35 (2011)
    • Lawyer of the Year: Workers’ Compensation (2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated – AV Preeminent

Community Involvement

  • Greenville Connect, Sponsorship Chairman
  • Greenville Downtown Rotary Club
  • United Way Loaned Executive


Practice Areas

Support Staff

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