Thomas W. Traxler

BORN
Greenville, South Carolina, 1952

COLLEGE
Davidson College, B.A. in German, 1974

LAW SCHOOL
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1979
Articles Editor, South Carolina Law Review 1978-1979

PRACTICE AREAS
Complex Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury (Plaintiff) and Mediation

ADMISSIONS
All courts of the State of South Carolina, United States District Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

BIOGRAPHY

  • Fellow,  American College of Trial Lawyers.
  • Member of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
  • Member (Masters category) of Upstate South Carolina Inn of Court.
  • Member of South Carolina Association for Justice (formerly South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association).
  • South Carolina Judicial Council 2012-2016.
  • South Carolina Board of Bar Examiners 2001-2009.
  • South Carolina Bar Ethics Advisory Committee 1983-1985.
  • South Carolina Bar House of Delegates ca. 1983-1985.
  • Greenville County Bar Association President 1997.
  • Adjunct instructor in Business Law at Furman University 1981-2011.
  • Recipient:
    • 2009 Greenville County Bar Association Tommy Thomason Award.
    • 2009 South Carolina Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
    • 2011 University of South Carolina School of Law Platinum Compleat Lawyer Award.
  • Best Lawyers in America for seven (7) areas of practices:
    • Commercial Litigation,
    • Bet-The-Company Litigation,
    • Family Law,
    • Personal Injury- Plaintiff,
    • Real Estate Litigation, and
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Mediation - Family Law.
  • Best Lawyers in America
    • 2009 Greenville Family Law Lawyer of the Year.
    • 2010 Greenville Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year.
    • 2011 Greenville Real Estate Litigator of the Year.
    • 2012 Greenville Real Estate Litigator of the Year.
    • 2014 Greenville Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year.
    • 2015 Greenville Family Law Lawyer of the Year.
  • Listed in Super Lawyers of South Carolina since its inception in 2008.
    • South Carolina's Top 10 Lawyers by Super Lawyers of South Carolina in 2014 -2017 (Ranked Number Two - 2015)
    • South Carolina's Top 25 Lawyers by Super Lawyers of South Carolina in 2009 and 2013.
  • Greenville Business Magazine Legal Elite in Business Litigation and Family Law.
  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell since 1989.
  • Developer of 3 software programs for use in the South Carolina Family Court: 
    • Traxler’s Child Support Calculator
    • Alimony Calculator
    • Equitable Apportionment Worksheet

INTERESTS
Cycling, computers, history