Gary W. Poliakoff, a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the University of South Carolina School of Law, has been practicing law since 1977 and has received many awards and honors during his career.
He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He was the recipient of the prestigious Mullis Award of Excellence from the South Carolina Association for Justice in 2018. He won the Public Citizen Award from the South Carolina Association for Justice in 1996 and the Victims’ Voice Award from the South Carolina Jury Trial Foundation in 1995. He was the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 1988.
Gary served as the commissioner and vice-chair of the South Carolina Forestry Commission, as appointed by the governor.
He has served on the Board of Governors for the South Carolina Association for Justice, the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program and the Board of Directors for the Spartanburg County Public Defender Program.
His civic and community commitments have included being on the Boards of Directors for the South Carolina Environmental Law Project and the Citizens Local Environmental Action Network, the chairman of the Spartanburg County Democratic Party; and the boards of the Sertoma Club, Piedmont Conservancy Inc. and Safe Homes/Rape Crisis Coalition.
Gary is authorized to practice before all South Carolina Courts and all levels of Federal Courts, including the U.S. District Court, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He actively handles litigation of serious personal injury cases for injured Plaintiffs.
You can also read Gary’s CV as a pdf.