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Ross B. Plyler, Esq.
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Columbia Attorney
Ross B. Plyler, Esq.

Phone: 803.381.9933


Languages: English

Ross Plyler is a senior associate with Collins & Lacy practicing in the areas of insurance litigation, employment law, transportation law and college and university law.  Ross is a summa cum laude graduate of Wofford College, where he received his undergraduate degree in Government and History and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law.  Following law school he served as a law clerk for The Honorable Henry M. Herlong, Jr., United States District Court Judge.  Prior to joining Collins & Lacy, Ross was an associate at a firm based in Greenville, South Carolina.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Transportation
  • Insurance Coverage


  • University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor
    • Cum Laude
    • South Carolina Law Review
  • Wofford College, B.A., History/Government
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina


  • Collins & Lacy Attorney Named as Chair of the Goodwill Foundation Board of Directors
  • Collins & Lacy Attorney Ross Plyler Selected for Leadership Greenville
  • Free Seminar Series: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Litigation: Tips to Keep Your Company out of Court
  • Ross Plyler Elected to Serve as 13th Judicial Circuit Delegate
  • Collins & Lacy Welcomes Ross B. Plyler

Awards & Recognition

  • Leadership in the Law Award, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly (2014)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyer®  2014
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star® 2013

Practice Focus/Trial Experience

  • Insurance Coverage: representing American and international insurance companies in litigation involving coverage disputes, first party claims, commercial liability, errors and omissions and bad faith claims.
  • Commercial Transportation: representing local, regional and national trucking  interests, owner-operators, charter bus operators, loggers and insurers of such entities, in litigation venues throughout South Carolina.
  • College & University Law: representing private institutions of higher learning primarily in employment, student disciplinary action, faculty cases and contracts with vendors, entertainers and other partners in accordance with FERPA, HIPAA, the Clery Act and several other regulatory acts. Handling premises liability and policy development for employment, student health, disability accommodation and academic concessions. Also offers risk management advice on travel abroad, student internships, adjunct faculty arrangements, etc.

Professional, Civic, and Community Involvement

  • Leadership Greenville Class 37
  • Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands
    • Board of Directors
    • Chair of the Board Nominating and Development Subcommittee (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Goodwill Foundation
    • Board of Directors (2007 -2012)
    • Vice Chairman (2010)
  • South Carolina Bar
    • House of Delegates for the 13th Judicial Circuit, Member
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, Member
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Lawyers’ Professionalism & Ethics Committee
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms
  • Greenville County Bar
  • First Presbyterian Church of Greenville
  • Leadership Greenville Alumni Board
    (Member, Board of Directors)

Papers, Presentations, and Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Free Seminar Series: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Litigation: Tips to Keep Your Company out of Court, July 29, 2010

Attorney News & Announcements

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Collins & Lacy, P.C.

1330 Lady Street, Sixth Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
United States

Law Firm Contact: Joel Collins, Jr. / Christian Stegmaier

Tel: 803.381.9933

Fax: 803.771.4484



Member Since: 1996

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