James Bannister, the Managing Partner of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC, along with firm partner Bruce Bannister and associate Jack McDonald have been named among the 2015 Greenville Business Magazine’s Legal Elite. The Legal Elite is composed of attorneys in the Upstate who were nominated by their peers as “the best and most well-respected in their field.”
James Bannister’s practice consists of criminal defense, white-collar criminal defense and DUI defense in Upstate South Carolina. In addition to being named among the Legal Elite for his expertise in criminal law, Mr. Bannister is coming into his fifth consecutive year as a South Carolina Super Lawyer. He has also been named among the South Carolina nominees for Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. Bannister is active in his professional community, currently chairing the ethics committee of the South Carolina Bar Association, past president of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and appointed by the South Carolina Supreme Court to the criminal docket task force.
Bruce Bannister was named among the Legal Elite in the practice of Family Law. Bannister is a partner at the firm, and practices Family Law and Real Estate Law. In addition to his private practice, Bannister has served as the SC House District 24 Representative since 2005, where he sits on the Judiciary Committee and was elected House Majority Leader. His other accolades include Leadership Greenville Class XXVI graduate, Liberty Fellowship Class of 2014 graduate, board member of the Children’s Museum of the Upstate and the Andrews Society of Greenville, and recipient of the 2011 Children’s Hospital Legislative Advocacy Award.
Jack McDonald was tapped as a Real Estate Law Legal Elite. McDonald is an associate, and focuses on commercial and residential real estate transactions. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar Association in 2000 after receiving his law degree from The University of South Carolina.
Greenville Business Magazine sends its annual survey to more than 800 lawyers in the Greenville area. Each lawyer nominates who he or she feels are the region’s best and most well respected attorneys in 20 practice areas.