Ross B. Plyler

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Ross B. Plyler practices in the areas of business and employment law, college and university law and insurance coverage. In Ross’ employment practice, he represents employers in litigation and alternative dispute resolution and advises on ways to minimize risk. Ross represents private institutions of higher learning primarily in employment, student disciplinary action, faculty issues, contracts, and compliance with Title IX, FERPA, HIPAA, the Clery Act, and other regulatory acts. He handles premises liability and policy development for these higher education institutions, employment, student health, disability accommodation, and academic concessions and offers risk management advice on fraternities/sororities travel abroad, student internships, adjunct faculty arrangements, and other related issues. In his insurance practice, Ross defends local, regional, and national entities throughout South Carolina. He also represents insurance companies in litigation involving coverage disputes, first party claims, commercial liability, errors and omissions, and bad faith claims.

Ross’ reputation has earned him an AV preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and he is honored as South Carolina Super Lawyer® in the area of General Litigation and has been recognized by Greenville Business Magazine as one of the Legal Elite in Civil Litigation. Following law school, Ross served as a law clerk for The Honorable Henry M. Herlong, Jr., United States District Court Judge.

Bar & Court Admissions

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

Awards & Recognition

Upstate Legal Elite in Civil Litigation, Greenville Business Magazine (2014-2016)
Leadership in the Law Award, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly (2014)
South Carolina Super Lawyer® (2014-2016)
South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star® (2013)

Professional, Civic & Community Involvement

  • Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina, Inc.
    • Board of Directors (2008-2013)
    • Chair of the Board Nominating and Development Committee (2011-2013)
  • Goodwill Foundation
    • Board of Directors (2007-2012)
    • Chairman of Board (2011)
    • Vice Chairman (2010)
  • Leadership Greenville, Class 37
  • Leadership Greenville Alumni Board
    • Board of Directors (2011-2013)
  • South Carolina Bar
    • House of Delegates for the 13th Judicial Circuit (2009-present)
  • Greenville County Bar
  • Haynsworth-Perry American Inn of Court
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms
  • First Presbyterian Church of Greenville
    • Moderator of Diaconate (2013-2014)
    • Elder (2016-Present)

Papers & Publications

Protecting South Carolina’s Isolated Wetlands in the Wake of Solid Waste Agency, 53 S.C. L. REV. 757 (2002)


University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor

  • Cum Laude
  • South Carolina Law Review

Wofford College, B.A., History and Government

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa