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Matthew Christian - Greenville, SC

1007 E. Washington Street Greenville, SC 29601

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Updated: 09/27/2021

Greenville Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Overview

A graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, Matt Christian is dedicated to making corporations see his clients as people, rather than claim numbers. As a member of the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Section and The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care (formerly NCCNHR), Matt strives to make long term care facilities safer for residents...

A graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, Matt Christian is dedicated to making corporations see his clients as people, rather than claim numbers. As a member of the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Section and The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care (formerly NCCNHR), Matt strives to make long term care facilities safer for residents. Matt's nursing home practice coincides well with his other areas of practice including medical negligence and personal injury.

Matt is currently Chair of the South Carolina Bar Practice and Procedure Committee and has been nominated as one of the Top 40 under 40 in South Carolina.

"When your job hinges on saving a company money, it's easy to forget that each claim represents a real person with a real injury. Instead of trying to figure out whether the amount of a claim is reasonable, the corporate attorney's job is to find a way to deny every claim - whether or not it's valid."

About Matthew Christian

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder/Partner

Practice Areas

  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Auto Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death / Catastrophic Injuries

Representative Cases

  • Vaughan v. Town of Lyman, 370 S.C. 436, 635 S.E.2d 631 ((SC Supreme Court) 2006)
  • Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Tolbert, 378 S.C. 493, 662 S.E.2d 606 (S.C.App. 2008)
  • Robinson v. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Inc., 382 S.C. 224, 675 S.E.2d 744 (S.C. 2009)
  • Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Tolbert, 387 S.C. 280, 692 S.E.2d 523 (S.C. 2010)
  • Pohto v. Allstate Ins. Co., 6:10-CV-02654-JMC, 2011 WL 2670000 (D.S.C. 2011)
  • Coleman v. Mariner Health Care, Inc., 407 S.C. 346, 755 S.E.2d 450 (S.C. 2014)
  • U.S. Supreme Court certiorari denied by Health v. Coleman, 2014 U.S. LEXIS 7615 (U.S. Supreme Court 2014)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Section
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, 2002 - 2020 (Member)
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association, 2002 - 2020
  • South Carolina Bar House of Delegates, 2019 - 2020 (Member)
  • South Carolina Bar, Practice & Procedure Committee, 2006 - Present (Member)
  • South Carolina Bar, Practice & Procedure Committee, 2012 - 2014 (Chair)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Adult Youth Leader at Brookwood Community Church
  • Member, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care (formerly NCCNHR)
  • Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund Sponsor
  • Member, Ducks Unlimited
  • Member, National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Member, South Carolina Waterfowl Association
  • Collinsbrooke Mill Homeowners' Association Officer
  • Element Church Advisory Board
  • Mentor, SC Lawyer Mentoring Second Pilot Program, South Carolina Bar Association
  • Youth Soccer Coach

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Member of Wig & Robe for Academic Achievement
    Honors: Member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
    Honors: Cali Award for Achievement in Domestic Relations
  • Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee
    Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: Political Science Award for Academic Achievement
    Honors: Julius David Hale Pre-Law Award
    Honors: Academic All-Conference in Varsity Soccer
    Honors: Four Year Varsity Soccer Letter
    Honors: Member Omicron Delta Kappa for Service & Leadership
    Major: Political Science

Office Information

Address

1007 E. Washington Street Greenville, SC 29601

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Matthew Christian

Included on the 2024 South Carolina list


Past Lists

  • 2023 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 South Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Matthew Christian on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 in South Carolina
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2012 - 2016
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 10 Nursing Home Trial Lawyer South Carolina
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, 2017 - 2020
  • National Trial Lawyers: Medical Malpractice, Top 100 in the U.S. and Top 25 for S.C.

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