Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC

Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC

The office of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey is located in the heart of Greenville, SC. With the experience to solve complex family law, criminal defense, and real estate matters, our knowledgeable team of attorneys is here for you.

Firm Overview

Since founding Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC, in 1976, our team of award-winning attorneys has provided skilled, professional, and tailored legal advice in the areas of criminal law, family law and real estate law. We have the experience and expertise to solve complex legal issues, and are often times an invaluable partner in helping navigate you and your family through important legal matters, like separation and divorce, spousal support and alimony, assault or domestic violence charges, or DUI.

At Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, we are invested in the success of each client and committed to excellence in the legal profession. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standard that of unquestionable integrity. We understand the value in skilled, experienced and aggressive legal representation. Our attorneys have worked on landmark cases and represent well-known members in the community.
Main Office
Main Office
401 Pettigru St.
Greenville  SC  29601
  • (864) 298-0084


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Office Information

Office Hours
9 AM to 5 PM
Office Manager
Leigh McGill
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Criminal Defense
Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC has years of criminal defense experience handling all types of criminal state crimes, federal crimes and juvenile crimes.
When you are charged with a crime, the most valuable tool you can employ is an experienced criminal defense attorney. Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC has years of criminal defense experience handling all types of criminal state crimes, federal crimes and juvenile crimes.

Our criminal defense lawyers have experience in all types of criminal defense cases, including:

- Traffic accidents with fatalities
- Drugs/narcotics
- Robbery
- Simple assault
- Domestic violence
- Murder
- Criminal Sexual Conduct
- Child abuse

A charge is not a conviction. The knowledgeable team of criminal defense attorneys at Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey can craft adept legal criminal defenses for state and federal crimes. In addition, we have an in-house investigator who will thoroughly research your case and provide additional support for the criminal defense team.

If you are in need of a criminal defense lawyer, it is important to act quickly. Contact Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey for a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case confidentially. Give us a call at 864-298-0084, or use our contact form.

James W. Bannister

A managing partner of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, James W. Bannister graduated from the University of South Carolina honors program in 1992 as a Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1995, after which he served for two years as clerk to US Federal Judge Henry M. Herlong. Since then, he has been with Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey. Mr. Bannister is a member of the South Carolina Bar, Federal Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Bannister has been honored among Greenville's Legal Elite for criminal defense each year the award has been offered. In 2007, Mr. Bannister earned his Criminal Trial Advocacy Certification from the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has tried numerous felony cases in both Federal and State Courts, and holds notable experience in cases involving Drugs and Narcotics, RICO, Internet Crimes, White Collar Crime, Security Fraud, Tax Evasion, Murder, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Criminal Domestic Violence, and DUI. On a national level, Mr. Bannister has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2008 for Criminal Defense and DUI Defense. He has also been included in South Carolina's Super Lawyers for criminal defense since 2011. In 2016, Mr. Bannister became one of only three members of the South Carolina Bar to be named as a fellow to the American Board of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In addition to his private practice, Mr. Bannister serves on the Board of Governors for the South Carolina Bar and was recently elected as Commissioner for Greenville Water. Mr. Bannister formerly served on two criminal law task forces, as appointed by the South Carolina Supreme Court, and as a Commissioner on the Commission on Indigent Defense, a commission appointed by Governor Haley.
  • USC Honors College
    B.A. in History , 1992
    Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • USC School of Law
    J.D. Criminal Trial Practice , 1995
    Order of Barristers, National Moot Court Team (1995), O'Neal Inn of Court

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