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The Carolina Law Group Attorneys Named to 2020 Legal Elite of the Upstate, Win Two Categories

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The Carolina Law Group Attorneys Named to 2020 Legal Elite of the Upstate, Win Two Categories


We are thrilled to announce that our attorneys have been recognized as part of the prestigious Legal Elite for the sixth year in a row by Greenville Business Magazine! Congratulations to Matt, Mitchell, Monty, and Nihar for being recognized & distinguished in the following categories:

Legal Elite of the Upstate 2020 Recognizes the Attorneys of The Carolina Law Group - Greenville SC


The Legal Elite selections for 2020:

Personal Injury Law:
Upstate Winner – J. Matthew Whitehead
Also recognized – Mitchell K. Byrd, Jr.
Also recognized – Nihar Patel
Workers’ Compensation Law:
Upstate Winner- Mitchell K. Byrd, Jr.
Also recognized- Monty Desai
Commercial Real Estate Law
Also recognized- j. Matthew Whitehead
Criminal Law:
Also recognized- Monty Desai
Also recognized- Nihar Patel


J. Matthew Whitehead won in the category of Personal Injury Law for the Upstate and was also recognized in the category of Commercial Real Estate. Mitchell K. Byrd received top honors in the category of Workers’ Compensation for the Upstate and was also recognized for his work in Personal Injury law. Monty Desai was recognized in the categories of Workers’ Compensation and Criminal law, and Nihar Patel was recognized for Personal Injury and Criminal law.


Matt Whitehead and Mitchell Byrd Win 2020 Legal Elite of The Upstate - Personal Injury Lawyer & Workers' Compensation Lawyer Categories - Law Firm Greenville SC


We are especially pleased to be named among the Legal Elite because candidates for the honor are nominated by their peers. Finalists are voted on by attorneys in the respective area of the state.


In addition to receiving recognition as Legal Elite in the Upstate every year since 2015, our attorneys have received numerous other honors. Monty was named Top 10 Under 40 for excellence in personal injury law by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2015. Both he and Nihar were recognized as National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in South Carolina. Monty, Nihar, and Matt have all been named Super Lawyer Rising Stars, and are lifetime members of the Million Dollar Advocates forum for having achieved a trial verdict, award, or settlement of $1 million or more for their clients.


At The Carolina Law Group, our clients are #1 and we are dedicated to fighting for their rights. As strong negotiators, we work to get you what you deserve and won’t settle for less. We are also experienced litigators, ready to go to trial and seek justice in the courtroom when needed. With an exceptional team supporting us, we are ready to serve you and put you first when you need it most.


About The Carolina Law Group


The Carolina Law Group handles personal injury cases, workers’ compensation cases, immigration law, and criminal law, serving Greenville, Spartanburg, Greer, and surrounding areas in upstate South Carolina. Call 864.312.4444 to learn more or schedule a consultation.



The Carolina Law Group has four offices in South Carolina for your convenience including: Greenville (principal office; call 864.312.4444), Greer (principal office; call 864.757.5555), Spartanburg (principal office; call 864.312.4444) & West Columbia (principal office; call 803.881.1110). The firm represents people in a variety of serious and time-sensitive matters, including personal injury, workers’ compensation, criminal defense, and immigration cases. The firm features a diverse staff, many bilingual in English and Spanish.

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