James (Wally) W. Fayssoux Jr.

Experienced Attorney in Greenville, SC

Areas of Practice

Civil & Criminal Litigation

Trucking Accidents

Wrongful Death

Products Liability

Personal Injury

Business Litigation

Eminent Domain and Condemnation


Intentional Torts

Meet Wally Fayssoux

After graduating from The Citadel in 1996 with a BA in Business, Wally Fayssoux followed in his father’s footsteps and attended the University of South Carolina School of Law. He then returned home and fulfilled a dream by opening the Fayssoux Law Firm with his father. Wally has devoted most of his practice to representing plaintiffs in civil litigation. He has established a reputation as a passionate and dedicated trial lawyer. He has been successful in obtaining three of the top five largest personal injury verdicts in the history of the Greenville County state court system.

In recent years, he achieved the largest jury verdict in the state in 2012. Wally has tried numerous cases throughout the state and received multi-million dollar awards in three counties. His solid reputation expands statewide as he argues cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States District Court.

Experience in Court

Wally has helped his clients achieve highly favorable results in personal injury cases involving defective products, medical malpractice, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, and other tort and business litigation. He has litigated numerous property rights cases, defending individual and corporate Plaintiffs against the Government in individual condemnation and other takings cases. Wally has also established a significant criminal practice and has represented numerous law enforcement officers in federal and state courts and numerous private citizens in actions ranging from driving offenses to capital punishment.

Although his efforts and reputation have secured numerous significant settlements for his clients, Wally is a zealous advocate of our jury system and has been lead counsel on over 75 jury trials. While the client will always dictate how a case is resolved, Wally continues to solidify his reputation as a passionate trial lawyer who is always willing to try his cases before a jury.

Wally Fayssoux is a lifelong resident of Greenville. He is married to Catherine O’Leary Fayssoux, a former prosecutor for Greenville County, and together they have two sons, Hammond and Beck.

Bar Admissions

South Carolina, 1999

U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2000

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2000


University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina J.D. – 1999

The Citadel B.S. – 1996 Major - Business

Personal Activities

Avid bowhunter and outdoorsman, who enjoys nothing more in life than spending time on the water and in the woods with his sons.

Professional Associations & Memberships​

American Board of Trial Advocates, President of SC Chapter 2017

American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow

South Carolina Bar Association

Greenville County Bar Association

South Carolina Association for Justice

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyer - Top 25 in South Carolina 2023, 2024

2008 Young Lawyer of the Year, South Carolina ABOTA

2013 Leadership in law Honoree

2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year – South Carolina American Board of Trial Advocates

Legal Elite of the Upstate 2012 - 2024

2016 Named President-Elect of South Carolina Chapter of ABOTA

2017 Inducted as Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Trial Lawyers in America

American Board of Trial Advocates National Board Member 2017-2023

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