Bannister & Wyatt LLC



James W. Bannister
P.O. Box 10007
Greenville, SC 29603
Ph:  (864) 298-0084
Fax: (864) 298-0146

Since 1976, Bannister & Wyatt has been dedicated to providing the highest quality legal counsel and advice to clients. Bannister & Wyatt’s skilled, experienced and aggressive team of attorneys specializes in Criminal Defense, Commercial Real Estate and Family Law.

James W. Bannister graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1995.

In 1995, he was admitted to the practice of law in South Carolina and is a member of the South Carolina Bar, Federal Bar Association, O’Neal Inn of Court, Greenville Young Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, National Board of Trial Advocacy, and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce (member, Board of Regents, 1999-2001). Mr. Bannister was appointed by the South Carolina Supreme Court to the South Carolina Criminal Rules Task Force. Additionally, he serves on the South Carolina Bar Criminal Law Committee.  Mr. Bannister was appointed by the Governor as a committee member on the Commission on Indigent Defense.

Recognized as a top lawyer in Greenville, Mr. Bannister was listed in the Best Lawyers in America for the past 5 years (2007-2012) for his work in white and non-white collar criminal defense as well as DUI/DWI Defense. He achieved Criminal Trial Advocacy Certification from the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 2007.  He is also listed as a South Carolina Super Lawyer (2010-2012).

Mr. Bannister regularly teaches the law of self-defense at Concealed Weapons Permit classes and has handled a number of high-profile self-defense cases.