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Ernest Caskey Trammell

Workers compensation Attorney at Anderson, SC

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Ernie Trammell

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  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 41 years
    Georgia - GA 41 years
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ernest

Learn Ernest’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    90%
    Representing injured workers in South Carolina and Georgia for more than 35 years

    42 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Personal injury
    10%
    Representing people injured in motor vehicle accidents; by defective products; on other people's property; in nursing homes; or by dog bites.

    42 years, 500 cases

My law practice is devoted primarily to representing injured workers.  With over 35 years of experience, I have represented workers with claims involving brain injuries, quadriplegia and paraplegia, amputations, neck and back injuries, fractured bones, shoulder injuries, knee injuries and replacements, hip injuries and replacements, blindness, hand injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, foot and ankle injuries, mental disorders, chemical sensitivities syndrome, burns and disfigurement.  I have also handled work-related death claims.  I have represented workers who have contracted occupational diseases such as byssinosis  (brown lung), silicosis, hard metals disease, and even Legionnaire's disease.  I have handled cases where hospital workers have contracted hepatitis as a result of contaminated blood exposures on the job.  I have also helped teach workers' compensation to other lawyers.  I taught a seminar on "Advanced Workers' Compensation in South Carolina" and authored a summary of the law for publication in the seminar materials.  I am "AV" peer review rated, which is the highest rating that a lawyer can receive from Martindale-Hubbell.  This rating attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary. 

 

I  was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina.  I attended public school in Anderson through the ninth grade, and then attended The McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where I graduated from high school.  During my youth, I was active in athletics, church and Boy Scouts.  While a Boy Scout, I obtained the highest rank of Eagle Scout and earned the God and Country Religious Award.  I represented the United States at a World Boy Scout Jamboree in Japan.  Throughout my teenage years, I played competitive tennis and earned many state rankings.  My high school tennis team won the high school national championship.

 

I chose to attend college at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia so that I could play college tennis.  While at Mercer, I was a four year letterman on the tennis team.  I was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and graduated with a double major in Business Administration and History.

 

I always aspired to be an attorney.  My grandfather, for whom I am named, was a long time attorney.  Upon college graduation, I enrolled at Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.  During law school, I was a member of the Mercer Law Review and served as Associate Editor of the law review publications.  I graduated from law school in 1982 and returned home to Anderson to start practicing law.

 

I practiced in a partnership for 14 years, which focused on civil litigation involving personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability.  As my law practice grew, I developed a keen interest in handling  workers' compensation claims.  In 1996, I formed my own firm with a goal of focusing my practice in the area of workers' compensation. While the attorneys with Trammell & Mills Law Firm, LLC represent clients with a variety of claims, I have primarily limited my practice to representing injured workers in workers' compensation claims.  

 

In addition to practicing law, I have been active in community and civic affairs.  I have always believed in giving back to the community that has been good to me.  I have served on numerous boards and committees.  I am a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Anderson Area YMCA and am currently serving as the Chairman of its Fund Development Committee.  I also serve on the Board of Directors of the Blue Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  I am a member of the Eagle Board of Review for the Six and Twenty District of the Boy Scouts.  I am an active member of St. John's United Methodist Church and have chaired multiple church committees over the years and am currently serving on the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

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Location

Trammell & Mills Law Firm, LLC
Trammell & Mills Law Firm, LLC
1650 E. Greenville Street
Anderson, SC, 29621
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Heather | April 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Ernie represented me on a worker's comp claim. He did an excellent job! I would highly recommend him to all my family and friends! Thank you Ernie!
Posted by Richard | January 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer review
This law firm has been wonderful for me. I have used this law firm for my Workman Comp injuries, for my disability claim with social security, and when someone hit me in a head on collision. Everyone in that office is super friendly and will go out of their way to help you. Before settling, I had been hesitant to settle because something that would have cost me quite a it of money, Ernie assured me that it would be taken care of. After settling the insurance company would not pay for it, Ernie paid the bill for me (several thousands of dollars) out of his pocket. I say all this, to say, You can trust Ernie Trammel!!!!!
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Posted by Tim | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hurt at work
I call MR Trammell and explained what happened to me and he said that I could come in and talk with him. After that I knew that he was working for Me. Needless to say he won my case and I'm doing a lot better now. Thank you for everything you and your staff done. Your's Truly MR Moore
Response from Ernest Trammell October 11, 2017
Tim, Thanks for the very favorable review. It was my pleasure to represent you. If you have any future legal needs, please do not hesitate to call me. Ernie
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
Mr. Trammell has given me great advice multiple times. I would recommend consulting with him if you have a question.
Posted by Lance Easton | August 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded Expectations!
Ernie Trammell and his firm are of the highest character and integrity. I would recommend this Law Firm to all who are seeking legal counsel. Professional, courteous and willing to go the extra mile on your behalf. Ernie represented me, and I had full faith in him for a favorable outcome. He exceeded my expectation in every way with his knowledge and expertise. He and his team at Trammell & Mills are exceptional at what they do. I highly recommend them! Lance
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Posted by Paul | August 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best in the Business
I would say that if you're looking for an honest, highly skilled and experienced attorney, Mr. Trammell is top notch. He's easy to work with and truly cares about his clients. If you've been injured at work, don't believe the insurance adjuster! They're NOT on your side. You need to speak with an attorney. Ernie Trammell gave the best advice and made sure I was protected. I highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by James | July 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
Ernie Trammell has been awesome in helping me with my workers comp case. He took the time and explained everything to me. Always took the time to return my phone calls, and always worked around my schedule in scheduling appointments. He worked hard and expedited my case very quickly. I can't thank him enough for all his help and hard work.
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Posted by Ed | July 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Workers' Compensation Attorney!!
Mr. Trammell represented me in a workers' compensation claim about 12 years ago when I worked for a municipality. He is an excellent lawyer and achieved a great result for me. He works hard and his staff is very professional. Since that time, I have recommended him to everyone that I come in contact with that needs a workers' comp attorney. In fact, he and his son, Roy, recently just concluded a claim in which they represented my nephew.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Workers Comp Attorney in town!
Ernie is a great guy and even better attorney! He will spend the necessary time to make sure he wins your case.
Posted by Sheila | July 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Mr. Trammell represented me well in my workers comp case. I came to him frustrated and in great pain. He ensured that I received proper medical care. Mr. Trammell also kept me well informed and checked on me after every medical procedure. If you need a good workers comp lawyer then call Mr. Trammell.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Trammell & Mills Law Firm, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner
  • Trammell Law Firm, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2011
  • Partner
  • Trammell & Harbin
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Owner
  • The Trammell Law Firm
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Partner
  • Wright & Trammell Law Firm
  • 1982 - 1996
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Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Mercer University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Injured Workers' Advocates
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • YMCA
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Blue Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Mercer Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 1981 - 1982
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 25 Workers' Compensation Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Workers' Compensation in South Carolina
  • Selected Issues in Workers' Compensation Law
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Ernest
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ernie my whole legal career. The reason I came to him was his reputation in the Anderson & upstate South Carolina community. He has been practicing Workers' Compensation law since the early 80's. Let that sink in for a minute. He is licensed to practice in GA & SC. Plus, he has been around long enough to know most of the tricks in the book. It doesn't cost you anything to run your work injury case by him but it could end up costing you a lot if you don't."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with my father, Ernie Trammell, on many workers’ compensation cases. With 35 years of experience, he is very knowledgeable of the law and is an outstanding teacher for me. His clients are incredibly loyal as he has handled multiple claims for many of them over the years. They subscribe to the theory that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” because they keep coming back to him! He is the best (in my biased opinion)."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When I have a hard workers compensation case, I call him."
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Anderson Workers compensation Lawyer Ernest Caskey Trammell
Ernest Caskey Trammell
Workers compensation Attorney
Anderson, SC
Licensed for 41 years
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