Vernon F. Glenn

Vernon Glenn
Vernon F. Glenn — Of Counsel

Vernon Glenn, Of Counsel, also known as the “Lowcountry Lawyer,” is a board-certified civil trial lawyer who has been practicing law for over 40 years. He focuses his practice on professional and medical malpractice law, business litigation, contract and business disputes, dram litigation, heavy commercial vehicle and 18 wheeler litigation, same-day surgery litigation, post-operative neglect litigation, brain damage and closed head injury litigation, slips and falls litigation, pedestrian litigation, plaintiff motor vehicle accident litigation, nursing home litigation, plaintiff personal injury litigation, products liability law, Social Security and disability law, and toxic torts.

Glenn, who earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, located in Winston-Salem, N.C. He is admitted to practice in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina, and before the U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, the U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, the U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, the U.S.Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Court District of South Carolina.

Glenn has been named a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in both North and South Carolina. He has also received the Professional Trial Lawyers Institute certification by J.A. Appleman Seminars in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has been named as one of the Outstanding Lawyers of America, as one of the Best Lawyers in America,  and he has received the highest A/V rating from Martindale-Hubbell​ for professional skill and ethics. Additionally, Glenn has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging.

Glenn is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the South Carolina, North Carolina, and American Bar Associations, The North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Association for Justice. He has also served as chairman of the Ethics Committee for both the SCTLA, Medico-Legal Affairs Committee and the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, as a member of the Board of Directors for the Carolina Lowcountry Girl Scout Council, as a member of the advisory council to the Board of Trustees at Ashley Hall, and as a member of the Board of Trustees at Charleston Day School. He is also the author of numerous articles, blogs, and the following books: Where Did Everybody Go? (Poetry); You Never Know Who Youre Angels Are (Children's Book); Friday Calls (Southern Fiction); You Have Your Way (Successor to Friday Calls, TBR Jan. 2021); and Slim and None (Southern Fiction, in Progress).

Awards & Accolades

  • SuperLawyers (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Named to Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • Testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging, September 10, 2001
  • One of only 26 board-certified civil trial lawyers in South Carolina and one of only 14 in North Carolina, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers
  • Listed among the Best Lawyers in America
  • Received highest AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for professional skill and ethics

Bar Admissions & Memberships

Bar Admissions

  • 1975 North Carolina
  • 1975 U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • 1975 U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • 1976 U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • 1980 U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • 1982 U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1985 U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • 1985 South Carolina

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Washington, D.C.
  • University of North Carolina Education Foundation, 1971 – present: member, Super Ram, Coaches Circle
  • University of North Carolina Education Foundation, 1977 – 1999: Board of Directors,?Boys and Girls Clubs: volunteer and coach
  • SCTLA, Medico-Legal Affairs Committee, 1990 – 1992: chairman, Ethics Committee
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 – 1992: chairman, Ethics Committee
  • USO Council of Charleston, 1990 – 1993: Board of Directors
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Harvard Trial Court, 1998
  • Carolina Low Country Girl Scout Council, 1996 – 2000: Board of Directors
  • Ashley Hall, 1998 – 2001: Advisory Council to Board of Trustees
  • Charleston Day School, 1999 – 2004: Board of Trustees
  • Advocate National Trial College, Harvard Law
  • East Cooper Meals on Wheels, Mt. Pleasant: volunteer
  • Ashley Hall and Charleston Day School: volunteer fundraiser
  • Life Management Center: Board of Directors
  • Quality Oil Company of North Carolina (Winston-Salem): member

Education & Certifications

Education

  • The Choate School, Wallingford, Connecticut, 1968
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 1972, Bachelor of Arts
  • Major: Political Science
  • Minor: History
  • University of North Carolina Parents Council?Delta Kappa Epsilon, BETA Chapter, Brother Beta, President 1971-7
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1975, Juris Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Civil Trial Lawyer, South Carolina, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Civil Trial Lawyer, North Carolina, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Professional Trial Lawyers Institute Certification, J.A. Appleman Seminars, Knoxville, Tennessee

Published Works

  • A Lawyer’s View: What To Do About The Malpractice Crisis, The Charlotte Observer, June 19, 1986
  • Don’t Lynch the Lawyers, The Post and Courier, February 7, 1988
  • A Fable For Our Time; Being a Better Lawyer, The Bulletin, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, 1989
  • A Fable For Our Time; Being a Better Lawyer, North Carolina Trial Association
  • A Fable For Our Time; Being a Better Lawyer, The State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina’s Pretense of Jury Examination: Time For A Change, The Bulletin, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Fall, 1990
  • Opie and The Swordsman, A Tribute to my friend Kermit King, The Bulletin, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Winter, 1990
  • The Pox on Our House, The Journal, American Bar Association, Winter, 1992
  • The Pox on Our House, The Bulletin, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Winter, 1992
  • The Pox on Our House, The Greenville News
  • A Conversation with United States District Judge Ross Anderson, The Bulletin, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Fall, 1992
  • An Abbreviated List of SNAFUS, The Bulletin, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Spring, 1995
  • Finding the Winning Points, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Journal, Winter, 2000

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