Vernon Dunbar’s practice focuses on insurance and workers’ compensation defense. He began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Ernest A. Finney, Jr. of the South Carolina Supreme Court. Vernon served as a commissioner and chairman of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. He has been in private practice focusing on insurance defense since 1995. Vernon practices in State and Federal Courts, Trial and Appellate Courts and before state administrative agencies and boards. He is also a certified mediator.

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law (JD)
  • Furman University (BA)

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section, Former Chair of Business Torts Committee)
  • South Carolina Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • 1986 South Carolina
  • 1987 US District Court, District of South Carolina
  • 1987 US Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit

Certifications

  • Certified Mediator

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers In America© (2008-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lawyer of the Year - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, Charleston
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ - AV®
  • Greenville Business Magazine's Legal Elite - Workers' Compensation (Top Attorney Vote - 2017)

Publications

  • “Defense Wins the Battle of the Brain co-authored for SCDTAA The Bottom Line, July 2013

Community Involvement

  • Artisphere Board of Directors (2016-Present)
  • Greenville Symphony Orchestra (Board of Directors, 2007-2013; Advisory Board, 2015-Present)
  • Greenville Local Development Corporation (Board Member)