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Tom Ervin

Tom Ervin

Of Counsel
Greenville, South Carolina

Tom Ervin was born in Greenville, SC.  He is a 1974 graduate of Erskine College and a 1977 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. Ervin was admitted to practice in South Carolina in 1977. In 1979, Ervin was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives from House District 7 in Anderson County, S.C. He was re-elected to the House of Representatives in 1981 without opposition. Ervin served as a Commissioner for the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission from 1984 to 1985. He was elected as Resident Circuit Court Judge for the Tenth Judicial Circuit where he served for fourteen years from 1985 to 1999. Ervin holds the distinction of being the youngest circuit court judge to have ever been elected by the South Carolina General Assembly.

Ervin is "Of Counsel" with the firm of Kathryn Williams, P.A. concentrating his practice on personal injury cases arising out of motor vehicle accidents and tractor trailer collisions in South Carolina. Ervin is the author of a two volume set of jury instructions in South Carolina titled "Ervin's Requests to Charge - Civil and Criminal" which were published by the South Carolina Bar Association. Both books are widely used by attorneys and judges in state court jury trials. Ervin has lectured at numerous South Carolina Bar Continuing Legal Education seminars and is a former member of the South Carolina Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution & Civil Mediations
  • Tractor Trailer Collisions
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1977


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. - 1977
  • Erskine College and Seminary, Due West, South Carolina
    • B.A. cum laude - 1974
    • Honors: Editor, Erskine Mirror
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • "Ervin's South Carolina Requests To Charge, Civil and Criminal", South Carolina Bar's CLE Division

Honors and Awards

  • Albert T. Scroggins Award, South Carolina Scholastic Press Association, 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Conference of State Trial Judges, Young Lawyers Liason
  • South Carolina Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, Former Member
  • Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce
  • Anderson Chamber of Commerce
  • South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce

Past Employment Positions

  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission, Commissioner, 1984 - 1985
  • Tenth Judicial Circuit, Resident Circuit Court Judge, 1985 - 1999
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