Stephen Lewis

Patrick, Lewis & Watts, P.A.
211 Pettigru St
Greenville, SC 29601
864-240-5518



My approach to each and every case is very simple: it is client-focused.

The Client Always Comes First
Any case I take, I treat it as if I'm handling it for a member of my own family.

You Are the Boss
When you hire me, that means I'm working for you.

I'm in Your Corner
You can rest assured that every decision I make is in your best interest.

Personal Attention
Clients expect and deserve personal attention. That's exactly what my staff and I give you. No phone call goes unanswered or unreturned. No e-mail goes without a response. Clients have the right to expect they can find out what's going on in their case at any time or to know they can pick up the phone and call or write an e-mail and get a response in a timely manner.

Experience Matters
I have been a litigator since 1989. The first four years of my practice, I represented insurance companies. Since then, I have represented individuals who have been injured and businesses which have been damaged. This experience gives me a unique perspective and ability to anticipate what the insurance companies and their lawyers do and to prepare a winning strategy in your case.

Zealous Representation
You have my assurance I will do everything within my power and within the rules of ethics to fight for you. As a lawyer, I have taken an oath in which I pledge faithfulness, competence, good judgment, and prompt communication. I truly believe that my role as an attorney is to represent you well and to be your advocate, who fights for you with energy and passion.

What I Believe
I believe the legal profession is an honorable profession.
I believe God has called me into this profession to provide a voice to the voiceless and defend the rights of those in need (Prov. 31:8-9).
I believe lawyers have a duty and responsibility to represent their clients zealously, to conduct themselves in an ethical manner adhering to our Professional Rules of Conduct, and to treat everyone involved in a litigation matter parties, lawyers, witnesses, and judges with respect, dignity, and civility. That's what I strive to do every day  with every client — in every case.
I believe an attorney-client relationship is more than a casual business relationship. You are my boss  I work for you. When the boss calls or writes or wants to meet, we are there to respond and provide counsel, information, or whatever you need that will make you more knowledgeable about your case and the justice system under which we are operating. It's just that simple.
I believe my role as a lawyer is part counselor, giving sound advice and solving problems, and part warrior — to be an advocate for you and to fight for what's right for justice in whatever form it takes.
I believe you deserve the truth. Your lawyer shouldn't be the person who tells you only what you want to hear. I am committed to giving you the truth about your case which means both the good and the bad. You deserve nothing less.
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1989
University of South Carolina, B.A., Political Science, 1986
Bar Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1990
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1989
South Carolina Supreme Court and all State Courts, 1989
Professional Associations
South Carolina Bar Association
Judicial Qualifications Committee, 2000-2002
13th Judicial Circuit Bench-Bar Committee, 1997-1999
Children's Committee, 1994-1995
Service to Indigents Committee, 1992-1993
Greenville County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Litigation Section
American Board Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - Member since 2009
Trial Masters
Member - MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM
Member - MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM
Christian Legal Society
Honors and Awards
Greenville's Best and Brightest 35 & Under," Greenville Magazine, 1994
Listed in Best Lawyers in America" 2008 - Present
American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 Lawyers
Lifetime Achievement as Listed in "America's Top 100 Attorneys"
Listed in "The National Trial Lawyers Top 100"
Listed in Greenville business Magazine's "Legal Elite of the Upstate" 2017
Speaking
Lecturer for South Carolina Association for Justice
Lecturer for the 13th Circuit Solicitors Convention
Lecturer for The S.C. Association of Legal Investigators Convention
Lecturer for The National Business Institute CLE Seminar - "Advanced Trial Tactics"
PRACTICE AREAS
Business Litigation
Insurance Litigation
Medical Negligence
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Wrongful Death