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.


Outdoors; Alabama Football; Christ Church Episcopal

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions


  • 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