W. Ryan Nichols


  • 864.271.5433
  • rnichols@gwblawfirm.com  
  • Pdf


W. Ryan Nichols is an associate in the firm’s Greenville, South Carolina, office. He focuses his litigation practice on workers’ compensation and business and commercial litigation. His workers’ compensation defense practice provides legal counsel to employers, insurance carriers, self-insured corporations, third party administrators and claims servicing agencies. He has successfully handled cases at both the Single Commissioner and Appellate Panel levels. Additionally, Ryan has a wealth of experience negotiating settlements on behalf of his clients. During the course of his career handling workers’ compensation claims, Ryan has handled various types of injuries that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Brain Trauma
  • Psychological Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Repetitive Trauma

In his litigation practice, Ryan has represented insurance carriers, large corporations, banks and lending institutions, business owners and individuals in commercial disputes, products liability claims, personal injury claims, creditor’s rights claims and other issues arising out of business transactions.

Ryan’s strongest legal skills include thorough research, writing, analyses and effective client communication. He is devoted to his clients and strives to exceed their expectations. Timely communication and attention to detail are Ryan’s top priorities when it comes to serving the needs of his clients.

In addition to practicing law, Ryan is heavily involved in the Greenville community. He serves as a member of the board of directors for Clarity, the Speech, Hearing and Learning Center; is a graduate of Opportunity Greenville, a Palmetto Society member of the United Way, a former Loaned Executive for the United Way and a member of Habitat Young Professionals. In his free time, Ryan enjoys woodworking, jogging and cheering on his beloved Clemson Tigers.


Clemson University

B.S. (2011)

University of South Carolina School of Law

J.D., Order of the Wig and Robe; Order of the Coif (2014)

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina Bar
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina

Associations & Professional Memberships

  • Greenville County Bar
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA)

Honors & Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
    • Legal Research, Writing & Analysis
    • Products Liability
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Law Review

Community Involvement

  • Clarity, the Speech, Hearing, and Learning Center – Board Member
  • Make-A-Wish South Carolina, Trailblaze Challenge (2018)
  • Opportunity Greenville, Class of 2017
  • United Way, Palmetto Society
  • Upstate Carolina Real Estate Investors Association

Find an Attorney: