Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Workers Compensation; Products Liability; Social Security Disability; Accidents; Brain Injury; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Cumulative Trauma; Electrical Injury; Head Injury; Personal Injury Mediation; Repetitive Stress Injury; Spinal Injury; Third Party Wrongful Death; TMJ Dysfunction; Wrongful Death; Breast Implant Litigation; and Drug and Medical Device Litigation.
Admitted: 1982, Georgia, South Carolina; U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Law School: Mercer University, J.D., 1982
College: Mercer University, B.A., 1979
Member: South Carolina Bar; State Bar of Georgia; American Bar Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; South Carolina Workers' Compensation Education Association; Association of South Carolina Claimant's Attorneys for Workers Compensation.
Biography: Associate Editor, The Mercer Law Review.
Mr. Trammell was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina. He attended public school in Anderson through the ninth grade, and then attended The McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he graduated from high school. During his youth, Mr. Trammell was active in athletics, church and Boy Scouts. While a Boy Scout, Mr. Trammell obtained the highest rank of Eagle Scout and earned the God and Country Religious Award. He represented the United States at a World Boy Scout Jamboree in Japan. Throughout his teenage years, Mr. Trammell was an accomplished tennis player, obtaining many state rankings. His high school tennis team won the high school national championship.
Mr. Trammell chose to attend college at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia so that he could play college tennis. While at Mercer, Mr. Trammell was a four year letterman on the tennis team. He was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and graduated with a double major in Business Administration and History.
Mr. Trammell always aspired to be an attorney. His grandfather, for whom he is named, was a long time attorney. Upon college graduation, Mr. Trammell enrolled at Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. During law school, Mr. Trammell was a member of the Mercer Law Review and served as Associate Editor of the law review publications. He graduated from law school in 1982 and returned home to Anderson to start his practice of law.
Mr. Trammell practiced in a partnership for 14 years, which focused on civil litigation involving personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability. As his law practice grew, he developed a keen interest in handling workers' compensation claims. In 1996, Mr. Trammell formed his own firm with a goal of focusing his practice in the area of workers' compensation. While the attorneys with Trammell Law Firm represent clients with a variety of claims, Mr. Trammell's practice is now limited exclusively to representing injured workers in workers' compensation claims.
Since establishing his workers’ compensation practice, Mr. Trammell has represented workers with claims involving brain injuries, quadriplegia and paraplegia, amputations, neck and back injuries, fractured bones, shoulder injuries, knee injuries and replacements, hip injuries and replacements, blindness, hand injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, foot and ankle injuries, mental disorders, chemical sensitivities syndrome, burns and disfigurement. Mr. Trammell has also handled work related death claims. He has represented workers who have contracted occupational diseases such as byssinosis (brown lung), silicosis, hard metals disease, and even Legionnaire's disease. He has handled cases where hospital workers have contracted hepatitis as a result of contaminated blood exposures on the job. Mr. Trammell has also helped teach workers' compensation to other lawyers. He taught a seminar on "Advanced Workers' Compensation in South Carolina" and authored a summary of the law for publication in the seminar materials. Mr. Trammell is "AV" peer review rated, which is the highest rating that a lawyer can receive from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Trammell has been active in community and civic affairs. He has always believed in giving back to the community that has been good to him. He has served on numerous boards and committees. He is currently on the Anderson Board of Directors of Community South Bank and Trust, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Anderson YMCA, and the Board of Directors of the Blue Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America. For the last six years he has served as the District Chairman of the Six and Twenty District of the Boy Scouts. He is an active member of St. John's United Methodist Church and currently chairs the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, and is a member of the Finance Committee and the Church Council. In the past, Mr. Trammell served on the Board of Directors of the Anderson County Museum and Anderson Country Club.
Practice Areas: Social Security Law; Personal Injury; Workers; Appellate Practice; Medical Negligence; Products Liability Litigation.
Admitted: 1987, Georgia; U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1998, South Carolina
Law School: Mercer University, J.D., 1982
College: University of Georgia, A.B.J., cum laude, 1976
Member: South Carolina Bar; State Bar of Georgia; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives.
Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Bodily Injury; Motorcycle Accidents; Head Injury; Slip and Fall; Spinal Injury; Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect; School Bus Accidents; Drug and Medical Device Litigation and Premises Liability.
Admitted: January 4, 2006, South Carolina
Law School: Mercer University, J.D., 2005
College: Clemson University, B.S., 2000
Member: South Carolina Bar; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association; American Bar Association
Biography: Board member for Cancer Society of Anderson; Board member for I.F.A.C. (Improving Families and Communities); American Red Cross HERO, Volunteer for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; SC Bar Upstate Representative of Law Week, ABA Lieutenant Governor, 5th Circuit-Work-a-Days; Member of Young Anderson Professionals; CIO of Smith & Mills, Inc.; CEO of I Think, You Do, LLC.
Mr. Mills was born on April 24, 1978. His parents Floyd S. “Butch” Mills, Jr and Patricia Yarborough Mills were originally from Newberry, South Carolina and soon after the birth of Mr. Mills his parents brought him back to be raised in the same county they grew up in.
Mr. Mills attended Newberry Academy from grades K-3, Gallman Elementary 4th grade, Rikard Elementary 5-6th grade, Mid-Carolina Middle School 7-8th grades, Mid-Carolina High School from 9-12th grades, Clemson University, and Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.
While Mr. Mills was a junior in high school he was chosen by his school to be a representative to Boys State. This was a great honor and would have been an even better experience except that while at Boys State Mr. Mills became unusually ill with blackouts, night sweats, and back pain. Fortunately for Mr. Mills his mother was an ER nurse at Lexington Medical Center but unfortunately for Mr. Mills that did not change his diagnosis of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Along with his diagnosis Mr. Mills received a prognosis of two weeks.
Obviously, Mr. Mills has been blessed with his second chance at life and those who have been wronged by health care insurance companies and other types of insurance companies can feel confident in knowing that Mr. Mills can not only empathize with them but fight fervently for their side. Mr. Mills’ cancer experience and his mother’s arduous yet unsuccessful battle against lung cancer were very trying times. However those real world battles and experiences were nothing compared to the administrative and billing wars he had to encounter with a prominent health insurance company. Seems that the health insurance company would deny any charge over $1,000 without rational reasoning. Therefore prompting Mr. Mills to go to law school and carry the torch for those that were too ill to fight for themselves while the school yard bully beat them down.
Mr. Mills went on to Clemson University where he was very active in student activities along with academic accomplishments. Mr. Mills was invited to join Calhoun Honor’s College, Sigma Pi fraternity, Golden Key National Honor Society, Student Government, IPTAY Student Advisory Board, and Tiger Brotherhood. Mr. Mills also worked as a student employee with IPTAY Scholarship Fund under the direction of Bert Henderson, currently the Executive Director of IPTAY.
Mr. Mills was unsure of where his hard work and life experiences would best provide an adequate return to the outpouring of kindness he received during his cancer experience. Having received many blessings from the American Red Cross, Mr. Mills went on to be an Apheresis Donor Recruiter under the supervision of Barry Pollard at the American Red Cross Blood Donor Services in Columbia, SC after graduating Clemson University.
Running from his true calling Mr. Mills, fled to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Having spent a semester of college in Madrid, Spain, Mr. Mills thought he should be assisting foreign countries. Mr. Mills was certified by the Vancouver Language Centre in Guadalajara for his TEFL training. Mr. Mills was in Guadalajara only a few months when September 11, 2001 occurred and helped him focus on his life priorities.
Mr. Mills went on to law school at Mercer University and clerked each summer trying to determine how he could best serve those less fortunate. The corporate law firms never truly provided him with that personal feeling of assisting the common person in need. It wasnt until Mr. Mills became the first law clerk of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association under the supervision of Linda Franklin and lobbyist Michael Gunn that he realized where his education, life experience, drive, and hard work could truly benefit those who have been personally and directly affected by the negligence of another. Mr. Mills wanted to be a coveted and much needed plaintiff’s trial attorney. More importantly Mr. Mills realized the power of the faceless insurance companies, misinformed legislative members, and the true power of money and lobbyist in dictating laws.
What’s the one service you pay for all your life that you are actually penalized if you ever have to use it? Insurance.
Mr. Ernie Trammell gave Mr. Mills his big break at leveling the playing field against the faceless and heartless insurance companies. Mr. Mills works tirelessly every day in an effort to bring justice to those who have been wronged. Mr. Mills has worked on both sides of the law and has been through some harrowing life experiences. Mr. Mills has been tested and tried by many of the more traumatic events that life has to offer and now provides his services to the public.
Who would you rather have on your side? Someone whose resolve has been tested and tried? Or someone who has intertwined their morality and greed in such a way that they cant tell one from the other?
Why havent you hired Mr. Mills to be your attorney yet?
Trammell Law Firm, P.A.
1650 East Greenville Street Anderson, SC 29621