Four attorneys of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC, have been honored in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America©, including Managing Partner, James (Jim) W. Bannister, who is being recognized with the esteemed “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in the Greenville market for the second year in a row.
• James W. (“Jim”) Bannister, Managing Partner, was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Greenville in the practice area of DUI/DWI Defense. Bannister was also listed among Best Lawyers in Greenville, in the practice areas of Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and DUI/DWI Defense. He was first recognized in 2008.
• John F. Wyatt, Founding Partner, was listed among Best Lawyers in Greenville in the practice areas of Litigation - Real Estate and Real Estate Law. He was first recognized in 1999.
• O.W. (“Bill”) Bannister, Founding Partner, was named among Best Lawyers in Greenville in the practice areas of Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and DUI/DWI Defense. He was first recognized in 1991.
• Bruce Bannister, Partner, was named among Best Lawyers in Greenville, S.C., in the practice area of Government Relations Practice. He was first recognized in 2018.
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About Best Lawyers®
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
About Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC
Since 1976, the award-winning attorneys of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey have provided skilled, professional, and tailored legal advice in the areas of criminal law, family law and real estate law in Greenville, S.C. Learn more at www.bannisterandwyatt.com.
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