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J. Matthew Whitehead, Associate

Matt is an experienced civil litigator representing individuals,small businesses and some of the nation’s biggest corporations. He is a graduate of the South Carolina’s Honors College and the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Matt was also a member of the professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. Matt later obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law where was a member of the South Carolina Law Review and the legal fraternity Phi Alpha Delta. Since moving to the Upstate, Matt has completed Opportunity Greenville and the Trial Academy. Matt’s education and experience provides valuable insight into how insurance companies approach the litigation process. This allows Matt to closely work with his clients in protecting their legal rights from the initial claim stage through trial.

Areas of Practice

75% Personal Injury
10% Wrongful Death
5% Insurance Bad Faith
10% Business Litigation

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

South Carolina, 2005
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2006


University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
J.D. – 2005
Law Review: South Carolina Law Review

University of South Carolina – SC Honor’s College, Columbia, South Carolina
B.S. – 2001
Major: Business Administration / Management & Marketing

Published Works

Conservation in South Carolina: Achieving Maximum Effectiveness…. , 2005

Professional Liability & the Biogosphere: Perits of a 21st Century… , IADC Committee Newsletter, February, 2009

Representative Cases

Hollman v. TLC Vision, etal., 683 S.E. 2d 495 (US Supreme Court 2009)

Professional Associations and Memberships

South Carolina Bar Association, 2005 – Present
Greenville County Bar Association, 2005 – Present

Past Employment

Moon Bell Law Firm, LLC, Partner, 2010 – 2012
Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA, Associate, 2005 – 2010


Delta Sigma Pi
Phi Alpha Delta

Greenville Office
855-312-2444 (Toll Free)


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Mitchell Byrd

As a graduate of the University of South Carolina Law School, Mitchell Byrd has focused on litigation within the criminal justice system as an economics crime prosecutor within the South Carolina worker’s compensation system and for the Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Primarily Mr. Byrd practices in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury and criminal defense.

Greer Office

000.000.000 (Toll Free)


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Elizabeth McCool

Ms. McCool graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and earned her juris doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. A native of Greer, South Carolina, Ms. McCool has returned home to pursue her passion of family law with The Carolina Law Group.

Greer Office
855-312-2444 (Toll Free)


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