Gary W. Poliakoff, (P.A.) (Spartanburg, South Carolina)

Gary W. Poliakoff, (P.A.)

Licensed for 39 years

Practice Area: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Class Action Litigation 6 more areas of practice + 6 more

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Gary W. Poliakoff, (P.A.)

Serving Spartanburg, SC view address

Senior Partner at firm Poliakoff & Associates, P.A.

Serving Spartanburg, SC view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About Gary W. Poliakoff, (P.A.)

Recipient: AmJur Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law, 1977; Lawyer of the Year Award, South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program, 1988; Victims Voice Award, South Carolina Jury Trial Foundation, 1995; Public Citizen Award, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, 1996; Board of Advisers, Charleston School of Law; Board of Advisers, University of South Carolina - Upstate; Editor and Co-Author: Environmental Law in South Carolina, published with Federal funding, 1977; Author: "Bad Boy Environmental Legislation-A Necessary Regulatory Tool for South Carolina," S.C., Environmental Law Journal, 1992; "Environmental Law in S.C.: Protection v. Pollution," The Bulletin magazine, S.C. Trial Lawyers Association, Spring 1...

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Recipient: AmJur Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law, 1977; Lawyer of the Year Award, South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program, 1988; Victims Voice Award, South Carolina Jury Trial Foundation, 1995; Public Citizen Award, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, 1996; Board of Advisers, Charleston School of Law; Board of Advisers, University of South Carolina - Upstate; Editor and Co-Author: Environmental Law in South Carolina, published with Federal funding, 1977; Author: "Bad Boy Environmental Legislation-A Necessary Regulatory Tool for South Carolina," S.C., Environmental Law Journal, 1992; "Environmental Law in S.C.: Protection v. Pollution," The Bulletin magazine, S.C. Trial Lawyers Association, Spring 1991; "Practicing Environmental Law in S.C.," Spotlight, S.C. Association of Legal Secretaries Magazine, 1995; "Practicing Environmental Law," The Bulletin magazine, S.C. Trial Lawyers Assn., June, 2000, reprinted in Texas Trial Lawyers Magazine, February 2001. Chairman, Spartanburg County Democratic Party, 1982-1984; Treasurer, 1986-1994; Vice-Chairman, 1994-1996; Member, Spartanburg County Public Defender Board of Commissioners, 1978-1982; Member, Board of Directors: South Carolina Environmental Law Project, 1990-1995; Citizens Local Environmental Action Network; Piedmont Conservancy, Inc.; Board Certified, Civil Litigation; S.C. Forestry Commission, Commissioner 2001-2006, Vice-Chair 2005-2006; Listed in The Best Lawyers in America and South Carolina Super Lawyers; Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers.

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Areas of Law

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Contamination Litigation
  • Toxic Exposure Litigation
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

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  • Value for Money

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      Credentials

      Position
      Senior Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1977, South Carolina
      Law School Attended
      University of South Carolina
      Class of 1977
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Washington & Lee University
      Class of 1973
      B.A.
      Birth Information
      Born in 1951
      Spartanburg, South Carolina, September 19, 1951
      Associations & Memberships
      Spartanburg County (Secretary, 1977-1979
      Chairman, Medical-Legal Committee, 1987-1994) and American Bar Associations
      South Carolina Bar (Public Issues Committee, 1982-1984
      Judicial Modernization Committee, 1985-1986
      Member, Trial and Appellate Practice Committee, 1988-1989
      Lawyer Referral Committee, 1993-1994
      Lawyer/Physician Relationship Committee, 1995-1996
      Sustaining Fellow
      Member, Board of Directors, Pro Bono Program, 1989-1991)
      South Carolina Association for Justice (Member: Board of Directors 1986-1992)
      Rules Committee, South Carolina Administrative Law Judge Division, 1994-2009
      American Association for Justice, Sustaining Member
      Association of South Carolina Claimant Attorneys for Workers Compensation.
      Bar Fellowship
      S.C. Bar Association (Sustaining Fellow).

      Pro Bono

      S.C. Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of The Year, 1988

      Total time spent on pro bono work: 10%