Matt Elliott has over 30 years of experience as a civil litigation attorney and is a certified mediator. He defends professional-services providers in negligence lawsuits, manufacturers in products-liability lawsuits and nursing homes in personal-injury lawsuits.
In professional liability lawsuits, Mr. Elliott has been involved in more than 150 cases over the past 30 years concerning alleged negligent action on the part of professionals. He has extensive experience representing insurance agents, realtors, and lawyers in negligence actions. He has defended legal professionals who have been sued in connection with commercial loans, real estate, tax and estate planning, among other matters.
In products-liability cases, he has significant experience defending manufacturers of products—from home appliances and manufactured homes to airplane parts and industrial equipment—in actions involving both personal injury and property damage.
He has been defending nursing homes and assisted living facilities for over 20 years. Mr. Elliott tried one of the first nursing home cases in South Carolina involving issues of patient care and medication errors. He represents national and regional nursing home providers in their South Carolina litigation. He is a member of The Defense Research Institute Section on Nursing Home Defense.
He is a certified mediator. Mr. Elliott’s breadth of experience gives him a basis from which to appreciate the issues involved as well as the motivations and needs of the various parties in litigation. He has the ability to help explore and explain those issues, motivations and needs to develop and work through mutually agreeable resolutions.
BEFORE HAYNSWORTH SINKLER BOYD
A South Carolina native, Mr. Elliott served as law clerk to The Honorable Robert W. Hemphill, United States District Judge from 1982-1983.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES
American Bar Association
South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
South Carolina Bar
SC Bar Torts and Insurance Practices Council Chairman (2013 - 2014)
SC Bar Certified Mediator
Greenville County Bar