About Andy Arnold
Over his 30 years of practicing law, Greenville attorney W. Andrew (Andy) Arnold has litigated more than a hundred high-stakes cases. Born and raised in the upstate, Andy attended public schools before getting a bachelor’s degree from Furman University. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law with honors. Upon graduation, Andy began his career representing companies at a big law firm but that didn’t last long. After only two years, he launched his own employment law practice at the age of 27. However, after a multi-million dollar verdict against a billion-dollar nursing home chain for negligence, his litigation practice diversified. Today, he handles a select number of cases in the areas of employment law, non-compete litigation, business disputes, partnership break-ups, and nursing home and abuse cases.
The common theme is that each case is high stakes. His cases are the sorts that keep him and his clients up at night. Cases where reckless or ruthless people have taken the livelihood or the lives of people who played by the rules. It’s the kind of case that you can’t afford to lose. Although no one can guarantee success, Andy can guarantee that he will give each the best representation that his skills and experience, and passion can muster.
Recognized by his peers.
Andy has been consistently recognized by his peers. He has been named a Super Lawyer 10 of the last 12 years – an annual distinction held by only 5% of attorneys in each state. As an employment lawyer and litigator, he has also been recognized by The U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. Greenville Magazine has named Andy to their list of Greenville Magazine’s “Legal Elite” for the last 9 years running.
However, Andy has chosen a law practice model that is highly selective in the cases he accepts. Lots of good cases can be done just as well by others, but there are some cases that Andy’s skill set and experience that provide unique value to his clients. Those are the clients he wants to serve. Andy primarily handles employment litigation, business litigation/shareholder oppression, non-compete cases, and nursing home abuse and neglect cases. However, his experience ranges from wrongful death, dram shop cases, trucking accidents, and trade secret litigation.
Proud to be a South Carolina Lawyer (Blast from the Past)
Rankings & Recognition
Several reputable local and national organizations have included The Law Office of W. Andrew Arnold as a recommended law firm. Attorney Andy Arnold consistently ranks at the top for employment litigation in South Carolina but has also received recognition for his representation in personal injury litigation and business litigation.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. In 2015, Andy Arnold was one of only two attorneys to receive the honor for plaintiff representation in employment litigation.
This is Mr. Arnold’s tenth honor in the past twelve years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020. (He did not verify his contact information which left him out of the publication a couple of times.)
The U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. The 2015 “Best Law Firms” national rankings cover 74 practice areas, while as many as 120 practice areas are covered on the metropolitan lists.
The Law Office of W. Andrew Arnold and Andy Arnold has been honored as a “Best Law Firm” in Greenville in the area of employment law, representing individuals in labor and employment litigation for the last ten years running.
Legal Elite of the Upstate
Since 2012, Greenville Business Magazine has presented Legal Elite of the Upstate, an annual recognition of the most outstanding Upstate attorneys in 20 practice areas. In the area of labor and employment as well as business litigation and personal injury law, attorney Andy Arnold was selected and featured each year including the most recent.
Why Choose the Law Office of Andy Arnold? Yours is the
Most Important Case
Our team is skilled and respected by judges and lawyers in Greenville and throughout South Carolina.
For more than 30 years, Andy Arnold has served people like you in employment law matters, noncompete cases, nursing home negligence cases, business disputes, and personal injury matters.
We have the experience and capabilities of a large firm, but with the personal and responsive service of local advocates.
By limiting the number of cases we accept, we can put more of our time and energy into each case to get the result the client deserves.
Our proven ability to successfully litigate complex cases has caused us to be consistently recognized as a leading law firm by The U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” and Super Lawyers.
This is a distinction held by only the top 5% of attorneys in each state.
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