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Eugene C. Covington, Jr.

For over 40 years, Greenville, South Carolina attorney Gene Covington has helped injured victims recover compensation for the mental, physical and economic harms forced upon them and their families by others' negligence. Gene's primary work involves obtaining recovery from insurance companies that deny compensation for the very kinds of negligence by their insureds they have charged premiums to cover. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Diplomate (highest membership rank) with the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Clients trust Gene to seek justice through hard work and honesty; throughout his representation, he makes good on his duty to diligently and faithfully provide them with total dedication to the fair resolution of their cases. Colleagues know him to be a formidable opponent who nonetheless is committed the South Carolina Lawyer's Oath to treat opposing parties with “fairness, integrity, and civility.” Juries and judges quickly learn of his knowledge of laws entitling victims of negligence to reparation — and his absolute belief in fair application of those laws.

Gene has handled claims involving automobile collisions, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, train accidents, plane crashes, highway defects, product liability cases, work place injuries, electrical injuries, medical devices, negligent drug prescriptions, explosions, fires, gun shots, stabbings, food poisoning, falls and dog bites. His experience with this wide range of claims is matched by his understanding of the types of life-changing injuries his clients have suffered. He has achieved compensation for wrongful death, quadriplegia, paraplegia, total disability, brain injury, nerve injury, loss of sight, amputations, burn injuries, concussions, fractures, dislocations, herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, scarring, disfigurement, soft tissue injuries and whiplash.

His greatest achievement, however, is not simply a list of multi-million dollar victories. Rather, as Gene puts it:

Most, if not all of the clients I have represented in my career have come to me as a result of recommendations from former clients I previously represented. I should hope that everyone I have represented started as my client but left as my friend. That would be my greatest achievement.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1976

Bar Admissions and Certifications

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, as accredited by the American Bar Association, 1998 - 2018
  • United States Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1977
  • South Carolina Supreme Court and all State Courts, 1976

Professional Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2011 - present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Diplomate
  • American Association for Justice
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Greenville County Bar Association
    President, 1985

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1985 - present
  • AV / AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 1981 - present
  • Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation, Greenville, SC, Best Lawyers in America, 2009 & 2012
  • Top 25 Lawyers in South Carolina, South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2008
  • Best Lawyers in the Upstate, Greenville Magazine, 2006


The Law of Automobile Insurance in South Carolina, co-author, 2nd through 5th Editions, S.C. Bar

South Carolina Damages - Collateral Source, 2004, S.C. Bar


Lecturer for South Carolina Bar, South Carolina Association for Justice, and South Carolina Defense Lawyers Association.

"The true success is to labour.” — Robert Louis Stephenson

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” — Aristotle

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