In 1991, Gene Covington and Doug Patrick formed their own law firm after years of practicing with well-known and highly successful Greenville attorney Richard J. Foster. Soon after this initial partnership was established, former South Carolina Bar President Johnny Hagins joined the firm. Stephen Lewis joined in 1993, followed by Sandy Stern in 1997. Currently, Covington, Patrick, Hagins, Stern & Lewis, LLC is Greenville, South Carolina’s primary litigation-only boutique, and every member of the LLC has achieved the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell “AV Peer Review” rating.
Covington, Patrick, Hagins, Stern & Lewis, LLC is one of Greenville’s largest civil litigation-only firms with over 170 years of combined experience. CPHSL serves the entire Upstate of South Carolina and has the experience and the integrity to challenge those who infringe upon the rights of our clients. Our highly-educated team of attorneys is experienced, strong-willed, vigilant, and aggressive but also balanced and organized. Above all, we are fair and ethical. Our economically efficient process and strong willingness to take cases to trial influences our clients to rely on our intentionally small, yet highly specialized, firm. Every attorney in the firm is passionate in their advocacy and driven by compassion for their clients, whether that person is a child injured by the negligence of others or a captain of industry.
Selecting the right attorney is a critical decision, particularly when faced with a catastrophic / serious injury or a threat to your business or livelihood.
Your attorney must be honest, caring, and dedicated. The lawyers at Covington, Patrick, Hagins, Stern & Lewis, LLC have maintained the highest ethical ratings in the practice of law for over 30 years, and the senior lawyers in the firm have been selected to oversee the competence of other lawyers and to train new lawyers entering the practice. Our combined experience of over 170 years of active practice confirms our dedication to our profession, and our devotion to the needs of our clients.
Clients deserve a lawyer with proven skills and competence. You have a right to have your case taken seriously. This happens when your lawyers are known for their legal ability. Unfortunately, all lawyers can claim to be the “best” or to be experienced. The best indicators usually come from peer reviews. The lawyers at Covington, Patrick, Hagins, Stern & Lewis, LLC have been recognized by other lawyers as having unique and outstanding ability. This is why they have received recognition of highest ability through Martindale-Hubbell and Best Lawyers, and have qualified to be included in the American College of Trial Lawyers and American Board of Trial Advocates.
Lawyers who handle litigation matters, personal injury, or business have to know how to litigate. Many lawyers/law firms claim to be trial lawyers but have virtually no experience in the courtroom. The lawyers at Covington, Patrick, Hagins, Stern & Lewis, LLC have successfully tried hundreds of jury trials resulting in verdicts and recovery of millions of dollars. Few if any firms in this state can match the trial experience and proven success of Covington, Patrick, Hagins, Stern & Lewis, LLC.
You deserve a serious professional attorney who takes your case seriously. You deserve a lawyer who is respected and known as a fearless and successful advocate. At Covington, Patrick, Hagins, Stern & Lewis, LLC, these things matter because we believe your case and your needs matter. Contact us for more information about how we can serve you.