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Rhett D Burney

Family Attorney at Simpsonville, SC

4.8   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1995
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Rhett

Learn Rhett’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    I handle divorces, child custody matters, child support cases, adoptions, and termination of parental right cases.

    29 years

  2. Personal injury
    I handle automobile accident cases, workers compensation cases, social security/disability, dog bite cases, wrongful death cases, truck cases and slip and fall.

    29 years


The Law Firm of Rhett D. Burney, PC
628 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC, 29681


4.8 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Ed | December 2, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rhett Burney: Ethical, Expert, and Compassionate Legal Advocate in Family Law and Personal Injury.
Rhett Burney is an exceptional legal professional, embodying the pinnacle of ethical conduct and legal acumen in the field of family law and personal injury. As a colleague and friend, I've had the privilege of observing his unwavering commitment to professionalism and ethical standards that set a benchmark for the legal community. Rhett's expertise and skillfulness in navigating complex legal matters are unparalleled, a testament to his dedication to providing top-tier representation to his clients. His meticulous approach to cases reflects a deep understanding of the law, coupled with a strategic mindset that consistently yields favorable outcomes. From my vantage point as a fellow attorney, and having had in-depth conversations with Rhett about various cases and law practice management , I have immense confidence in Rhett's legal prowess, recognizing his ability to tackle even the most challenging cases with finesse and precision. Beyond his legal expertise, Rhett's client service is truly commendable. From my own experience with Rhett, I've seen how he goes above and beyond the norm. I am confident that the same compassionate demeanor I've seen manifests itself in an unwavering commitment to advocating for his clients' best interests, making him a trusted ally in the legal arena. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend Rhett Burney to anyone seeking a reliable and skilled family law or personal injury attorney in the Greenville area. His dedication, professionalism, and remarkable legal abilities make him an invaluable asset to his clients and the legal community as a whole.
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Posted by Scott Hutsell | November 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My custody battle
I hired Rhett Burney to represent me in my custody battle. Rhett and his team were very knowledgeable with the law and how the courts work here in SC. Even though my case dragged on for over a year Rhett remained professional the entire time. Other than how long the case took to get settled, Rhett and his team made the whole process easy for me. I put it in their hands and they took great care of my family and I. We won our case and my family and I can not thank him or his staff enough for the blessing we received. I would recommend his office to anyone who needs legal advice or an actual Attorney to represent them.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Rhett is a great attorney. He handled our will with professionalism. He was able to identify issues we needed to correct to better handle our estate.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Rhett did a fantastic job handling my divorce settlement and I would recommend his firm to anyone going through that tough process.
Posted by James | May 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Power of Attorney
I have used Rhett twice for power of attorney documents. I highly recommend his services in this area. He is very efficient, has extremely solid communications throughout the process, and has very reasonable fees. I was setting up a POA for my 89 year old mother and he spent a lot of extra time explaining things in detail to my mother and putting her at ease with the entire process.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very well satisfied
Rhett and his team have done a great job. I have used him twice and everything has gone as planned.
Posted by Angela | January 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional – Consistent – Determined – Ethical Divorce Attorney
I chose Rhett to be my divorce attorney because of his expertise, genuine attitude, practical approach, ethical history and sense of humor. Yes, the last statement was necessary in my situation because he took my case in February of 2012 and it is still going on today. My case is challenging so to have an attorney who can laugh with me instead of just sit there while I cry was very important to me. I also feel Rhett is persistent in a successful and fair resolution for his clients. My official divorce happened in June 2014. Rhett is still involved with my case due to my ex not following the court ruled payment plan. The one thing I have learned about family court is if you think that you have an easy case and it will go fast – don’t think that at all! Family court is a slow and tedious process of many variables that play into why a case goes a certain way or takes forever. Be prepared to learn patience, I did. Rhett and his team are very helpful throughout this process. I recommend Rhett Burney to anyone needing a divorce or corporate attorney. Good luck navigating through Family Court! Let Rhett help you.
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Posted by Sarah | October 1, 2010
A good lawyer, a good person
Rhett has handled our business needs for several years. He has seen us through the set-up of multiple ventures and through daily needs that arise for the small business entrepreneur. Rhett is quick to respond and very thorough. He makes the law easy for us non-lawyers to understand.
Posted by June | October 1, 2010
Recommend Rhett Burney
Rhett is an outstanding attorney with a strong commitment to his clients. Rhett has been my personal and corporate attorney for more than ten years. He handles every situation with confidence and a solid understanding of the law. I am grateful for his practical advice, attention to his client’s interests, and consistent excellence.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2010
Rhett and I have worked togather representing clients through referral and association for local counsel. Clients are at ease with Rhett because he takes the time to make sure that clients understand what is going on in their case.
Posted by Ed | July 28, 2010
I would hire Mr. Burney again
I was going through a divorce and Mr Burney was very attentive, aggressive, and responsive. I believe the settlement was very fair, as I had a complicated case of custody, property and alimony which I do not pay.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2010
Outstanding lawyer...
I have used Mr. Burney on several occasions and was always impressed with his diligence, tenacity, and legal acumen. Mr. Burney possesses an often underutilized blend of legal expertise with common sense that allows him to achieve a satisfactory result for his clients. I would highly recommend Mr. Burney for any and all situations where legal counsel is needed. Thanks Rhett for all.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2010
Great Lawyer, Great Firm
I have worked with Mr. Burney on real estate transactions and have also consulted him for personal legal advice. He is extremely efficient, timely and considerate of every circumstance. Couldn't have had a better experience.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2010
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Burney has represented me in multiple cases over the past 3 years. He was upfront with me from the beginning letting me know best and worst case scenarios. Other lawyers that I had talked to were not as honest with me. I knew enough about the situation to see through what they were telling me. That is what caused me to hire Mr. Burney and I am thankful that I did because even though he laid out the best and worst outcomes for me he delivered on the best. I appreciated his honesty and his hard work. I have recommended him to a family member and they have also been very pleased with him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2010
Great experience from a seasoned attorney
Mr. Burney helped me through several business transactions and made it quick and simple. I HIGHLY recommend using this firm.
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was a NY resident looking for a lawyer to handle my divorce after I had moved to SC. At first Rhett and his team was very helpful and responsive but after he was paid he nearly dropped off the face of the earth. No case updates unless pressured. Emailed him for an update and I got a document that was sent to my ex wife on the divorce agreement. The document said that I had been married since 1995, that I am 52 years old and that together we had two kids....I am 26 I had been married since 2013 and we had no kids. Coincidentally I also suddenly got the court date. Dragging his feet on an easy uncontested divorce. I would not recommend him to anyone.
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Response from Rhett Burney December 20, 2016
Sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with our services. We strive to meet all of our client's needs and encourage clients to contact us directly if they have a complaint rather than post an anonymous message so we can help them deal with the issues at hand. We sometimes find that people we have sued post negative comments posing as clients, so please let us know how we can help you by calling our office or setting an appointment to see us. We also use a client portal cloud based program so all clients can see the activity on their case. We also remind clients at the outset that we do not control the court's docketing calendar. If we did not accomplish what you hired us to do, then let us know please let us know and we will refund any unearned payment. Again, we apologize for any issue you may have had.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Rhett Burney PC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Turner & Burney, PC
  • 1995 - 2018


  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Presbyterian College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts with honors
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Twanda Simpson vs. World Finance
  • Settlement for Plaintiff
  • State of South Carolina vs. Harris
  • Not guilty verdict
  • LEMS vs. Laurens County Hospital
  • Defendant won in Supreme Court


  • Laurens County Bar Association
  • President
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Forum Advocates
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Rotary International
  • 2008
  • Clean Plate Club
  • Mom
  • 1987


  • Amazon
  • 2013 Attorney's Guide to the South Carolina Insurance Benefits Program
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Endorse Rhett
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rhett is a great lawyer and mediator. I have tried cases with Rhett and he has also served as a mediator in my family court case. I always enjoyed working together."
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rhett Burney ever since we attended law school together. He has always been honest, hard working and knowledge regarding the law. He has an excellent reputation with the Family Court and his fellow lawyers. He is a very good attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rhett enjoys an excellent reputation as a fine litigator, He has a keen legal mind, good instincts, and great courtroom skills. He is respected by his peers as being highly ethical and a gentleman. Rhett is also highly respected in the community."
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Simpsonville Family Lawyer Rhett D Burney
Rhett D Burney
Family Attorney
Simpsonville, SC
Licensed for 28 years