Paul S. Landis

Paul represents clients in a broad range of matters – from serious personal injury and wrongful death cases to complex business disputes. Since becoming a member of the South Carolina Bar in 2007, Paul has focused his practice on litigation matters, where his experience includes civil and criminal jury trials, non-jury trials, preliminary injunctions, dispositive motions, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution. Paul handles a wide variety of cases in state and federal court throughout the State of South Carolina.

Paul’s experience and results include the following:

  • $10.9 million verdict for victim of medical malpractice
  • $7.5 million verdict for victim of drunk driving accident
  • $3.85 million verdict against a bar for over-serving a drunk driver
  • $2.6 million settlement for victim of industrial accident
  • $1.7 million settlement for victim of defective product
  • $1.2 million verdict for victim of drunk driving accident

In addition to obtaining tens of millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements for victims of accidents and malpractice, Paul has represented clients in jury trials, non-jury trials, and settlements involving disputes concerning businesses, contracts, real estate, professional liability, elder abuse/probate, financial fraud, insurance, construction defects, products liability, creditor/debtor rights (outside of bankruptcy), and complex commercial transactions. Furthermore, Paul has represented professionals in licensure proceedings and litigation matters. Paul has also defended individuals and businesses in a wide variety of civil litigation.

Paul was recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of civil litigation from its inception in 2012 for nine consecutive years. In 2021, he was recognized by Super Lawyers in the area of civil litigation. The Super Lawyers designation is reserved for no more than 5% of the lawyers practicing in South Carolina. He has been awarded by Greenville Business Magazine as Legal Elite of the Upstate in civil litigation and personal injury matters from 2015 through 2022 and has been recognized as “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers organization.

Paul was born and raised in Decatur, Alabama and moved to South Carolina in 1999 to attend Furman University. He is married to Beth Landis of Enterprise, Alabama and has two children, Mac and Elizabeth.

Outside of his law practice, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, being involved with his church, hunting, fishing, water skiing, playing golf, and watching Alabama football.

Activities

Outdoors; Alabama Football; Christ Church Episcopal

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. – 2007
  • Furman University
    • B.A. – 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

Honors and Awards

  • 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Greenville Business Magazine Legal Elite of the Upstate – Civil Litigation
  • 2012-2020 Super Lawyers – Rising Star
  • 2021, 2022 Super Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • CALI Award – Appellate Advocacy

Speaking Engagements

  • 2017 National Business Institute CLE Seminar “Advanced Trial Tactics” – Opening Statements and Direct Examinations
  • 2016 National Business Institute CLE Seminar “How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)” – Evidence Spoliation
  • 2016 – SC Bar Seminar “It’s All a Game – Top Trial Lawyers Tackle Evidence” – Evidence Spoliation
  • 2014 – Greenville Bar Association Year End Seminar – Year End Review of Significant Civil Decisions

Community Involvement

  • Christ Church Episcopal
    • Chair, Annual Giving 2021
    •  Vestry
  • Greenville Country Club
    • Membership Committee
  • Canterbury Counseling Center
    • Board of Directors

Recent Posts from Paul

Elder Abuse and Neglect Cases in South Carolina

What is Elder Abuse? Elder abuse is any act that results in the physical harm of the elder. In most states, elder persons are defined as those over sixty years old, but some states’ definition is sixty-five years. It can also include emotional and mental harm to an elder. It’s often broken down into passive…

Fayssoux & Landis Obtain $7,253,000 Verdict Against Drunk Driver

Once again, a South Carolina jury emphasized that drunk drivers who injure innocent bystanders will be held accountable. On July 26, 2019, Fayssoux & Landis attorneys Wally Fayssoux and Paul Landis obtained a $7,523,000 verdict for the family of a man who was killed by a drunk driver on January 29, 2016. The firm also…

Dram Shop Law Cases in South Carolina

What is Dram Shop Law? A “dram shop” case refers to a case pursued on behalf of someone who is injured or the family of someone killed as a result of drunk driver who became intoxicated from alcohol served at a bar. The term “dram shop” was historically used to refer to a tavern or…

How Does Auto Insurance Work After a Car Accident?

Every automobile accident in South Carolina resulting in personal injury, death, or property damage triggers insurance issues. In South Carolina, many drivers are uninsured, and many others do not have sufficient insurance coverage to protect themselves or others in the event of an accident. Fortunately, there are options available to drivers to protect themselves in…

Do I Need a Lawyer?

The legal system can be intimidating for non-lawyers. Although individuals are permitted to bring a case or defend one without a lawyer, it is often not a good idea to do so. Lawyers are trained to understand the arguments that can be made on behalf of a client and to know the Rules of Civil…

What should you know before having LASIK surgery?

LASIK eye surgery has gained increasing popularity as people seek to free themselves from the inconvenience of contact lenses and glasses. The outpatient procedure, which generally takes no more than a half hour for both eyes, is most commonly used to treat nearsightedness. With the LASIK procedure, the doctor changes the patient’s cornea shape to…

Award Leads to Featured Article in SC Lawyers Weekly

After being named the Jeter E. Rhodes Jr. Trial Lawyer of the Year for his work in 2015, James “Wally” Fayssoux Jr. was featured in the publication South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. “Once he figured out what he wanted to do with his life, James “Wally” Fayssoux Jr. dove in head-first and has remained submerged in the...

Is the employer of a truck driver also liable in an accident?

Semi-truck accidents often have catastrophic injuries or deaths. The weight of the semi and trailer means it will take much longer to stop, and it also means the damage to other vehicle is often tremendous. If you or a loved one have been injured in a tractor-trailer accident that wasn’t your fault, who can you…

Fayssoux Law Firm Obtains $3.85 Million Dollar Award in SC Dram Shop Liability Case

With a historic verdict, a South Carolina jury emphasized the importance of bar and restaurant owners being responsible in their service of alcohol. In a college town filled with bars and party atmosphere, Fayssoux Law Firm attorneys and their co-counsel overcame significant proximate cause issues by winning a $3.85 Million dollar verdict for the victims…

Fayssoux Law Firm Wins Multi-Million Dollar Judgment

There was victory in the air for the plaintiffs after a recent $3.85 million verdict was handed down in their favor in a case dealing with a negligent bar owner over-serving an already obviously intoxicated patron. Earlier this month, a jury in Richland County returned its verdict after hearing testimony about the role of the…

Hold parties liable for medication errors

A 2006 report from the Institute of Medicine showed that medication errors cause injuries to 1.5 million people annually in the United States. The cost of these errors is reflected in the $3.5 billion due to additional medical expenses, lost wages and productivity. Up to 32 percent of the total medication errors are due to…

2013 Leadership in Law

James “Wally” Fayssoux Jr. was honored by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a recipient of the Leadership in Law. The publication featured the following profile on Wally. Click the button to read the interview. Read the Article

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