Matt Whitehead is one of the preeminent personal injury attorneys in South Carolina. His knowledge and understanding of corporate and insurance defense tactics and strategies uniquely allows him to provide effective and quality legal representation to people injured through no fault of their own.
Matt Whitehead is an experienced civil litigator and trial attorney, having represented numerous individuals of diverse backgrounds, local businesses, local government, and some of the nation's largest corporations in both state court and federal court. Matt now focuses almost exclusively on helping individuals and their families in personal injury, catastrophic loss and complex litigation matters throughout the state.
South Carolina born and raised, Matt attended the Honors College at the University of South Carolina and the UofSC School of Law, where he served on the Law Review. After graduating in 2005, Matt began his career as a litigation attorney in Greenville, South Carolina.
He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the South Carolina Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, and National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and has completed the SCDTAA's Trial Academy. He has been named one of South Carolina's Rising Stars Super Lawyers for Personal Injury and has received the most votes for Greenville Business Magazine's Legal Elite in Personal Injury three of the past four years.
Matt’s education and experience provides unique and valuable insight into how insurance companies and defense firms approach the litigation process. This allows Matt to work closely with his clients in protecting their legal rights from the initial claim stage through trial. More than anything, Matt says he enjoys helping people cope in a one-sided system. These are often people who are in a bad situation through no fault of their own, whether it’s a car accident, an injury or worse.
Matt and his wife have three children, including a set of twins. They enjoy cooking out, the great outdoors, sports and travel.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Legal Elite||Greenville Business Magazine||2019|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Legal Elite||Greenville Business Magazine||2018|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Legal Elite||Greenville Business Magazine||2017|
|Legal Elite||Greenville Business Magazine||2016|
|Legal Elite - Personal Injury||Greenville Business Magazine||2015|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2015|
|Legal Elite||Greenville Business Magazine||2015|
|Eagle Scout||Boy Scouts of America||1996|
|Attorney||The Carolina Law Group||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Andrighetti Law Firm, LLC||2011 - 2012|
|Partner||Moon Bell Law Firm, LLC||2010 - 2011|
|Associate||Gallivan White & Boyd, PA||2005 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Carolina Association for Justice||N/A||2015 - Present|
|South Carolina Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Greenville County Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||N/A||2005 - 2010|
|International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Newsletter||Professional Liability & the Biogosphere: Perils of a 21st Century Lawyer||2009|
|Environmental Advocacy Seminar||Protecting Billboards in South Carolina at the Expense of Local Government: the Proposed "Billboard Protection" Bill, H3381/S420.||2005|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
Posted by Lesley
Thu May 13 2021