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Attorneys at The Carolina Law Group Named to 2017 Legal Elite of the Upstate

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Attorneys at The Carolina Law Group Named to 2017 Legal Elite of the Upstate

2017 Legal Elite of the UpstateThe Carolina Law Group is proud to announce that Matt Whitehead, Nihar Patel, and Mitchell Byrd have been named to the 2017 Legal Elite of the Upstate list, as reported in the August 2017 issue of Greenville Business Magazine.

Legal Elite of the Upstate is a unique honor, as the attorneys are selected by their peers. To have their peers’ support is a true testament to the work that Matt, Nihar, and Mitchell do, and to the way The Carolina Law Group is viewed in the Greenville legal community.

This year, 286 Greenville area attorneys voted for the attorneys they believed most deserving of this honor within each category. An attorney may nominate someone from their own firm only so long as they also nominate someone from a different firm. Attorneys may not vote for themselves.

Nihar was listed among attorneys for criminal law, Mitchell was listed for workers’ compensation, and Matt was not only listed for personal injury, but received the most votes overall in the personal injury category.

This is the third year in a row attorneys at The Carolina Law Group have made the list. Matt, Nihar, and Mitchell were named to the 2016 Legal Elite of the Upstate list, and in 2015, all four attorneys at The Carolina Law Group were selected.

In addition, Monty Desai, Matt, and Nihar are all lifetime members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and have been named Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Monty and Nihar have also been listed as National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in South Carolina.

The accolades and honors received reflect the dedication and persistence of every attorney at The Carolina Law Group. Monty, Nihar, Mitchell, and Matt are committed to doing what it takes to get the best possible outcome for their clients, whether that means fighting for a fair settlement or taking the matter to court.

The Carolina Law Group was built on the fundamental idea that the client comes first, and that is evident in the way the attorneys and the entire staff treat every client with respect, understanding, and compassion throughout the process. If you are looking to speak to an attorney in Greenville or surrounding areas, give us a call at The Carolina Law Group at 864.312.4444 today. Our practice areas include personal injury, workers’ compensation, criminal law, and immigration law. We always offer a free consultation, so call today.


Monty D. Desai came to the United States on Christmas Eve, 1988. After high school he joined the service in order to earn money for college. Monty would go on to earn a letter of commendation as a Navy Corpsman for the Marine Corps. After his service, Monty completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina. From there, Monty went on to attend Thomas M. Cooley Law School on full scholarship, where he earned his Juris Doctorate. Following graduation from law school, Monty served as prosecutor with Greenville County Solicitor’s Office, and also worked as a a adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Division at Greenville Technical College. In 2015 Monty was recognized by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as ranked among the Top 10 Under 40 for excellence in the field of personal injury.

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