Reeves Aiken & Hightower, LLP
South Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys
The founding partners became good friends first while attending law school at the University of South Carolina over 25 years ago. In addition to drinking beer and learning law, Art taught Robert how to sail on Lake Murray. Art is from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and grew up on the water in Charleston. Bea was raised in Aiken, South Carolina. Both of their fathers were physicians. Robert was raised in Valdosta, Georgia. Our shared backgrounds of living in small towns gives us a common foundation and appreciation for hard work and “small town” values.
After law school, Art and Robert worked at the same law firm in Columbia and practiced insurance defense. Those early years of representing insurance companies were very helpful in making us the trial lawyers we are today. As defense attorneys, we were in court a great deal which helped us develop our trial skills. We also learned how to investigate and prepare cases for meaningful negotiations with adjusters as well as “what to watch out for.” By comparison, plaintiff’s lawyers rarely get to go to trial because most personal injury cases typically settle. Cases that do tend to go to trial are generally those where liability is contested or there is a substantial difference in case valuation.
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