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127 Dunbar Street, Suite 200
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 864-591-1113
Fax: 864-591-1767
Toll Free: 866-920-1113
E-Mail: mwilkes@wilkeslaw.com
www.wilkeslaw.com
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Client Information
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Established: 2003

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Aviation
  • Business Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Litigation
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About Us
Wilkes Law Firm, P.A. focuses on the defense of complex litigation for insurers, businesses and professionals, and maintains offices in Spartanburg and Charleston, South Carolina. Michael Wilkes established the Firm in 2003, and opened its Charleston office in 2007. Our Firm uses a team approach in providing our clients litigation services throughout South Carolina, as well as Georgia, Charlotte and Western North Carolina.
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Additional Locations
Charleston, South Carolina
200 Meeting Street, Suite 205
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Telephone: 843-737-6226
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Aerospace Claims Management GroupAIU Holdings, Inc.
Allianz Aviation Managers, LLCAmerican Safety Insurance Group
Chartis Aerospace Adjustment Services, Inc.Chartis Insurance
Church Insurance CompanyThe Cincinnati Insurance Companies
CNA Insurance CompaniesGeorgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
Lexington Insurance CompanyNational Fire and Marine Insurance Company
Old Republic AerospaceRisk Management Claim Services, Inc.
XL Aerospace
Non-Insurance Clients
American Suzuki Motor CorporationAssociated Petroleum Carriers, Inc.
Broad River Electric Cooperative, Inc.Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc.
Freeman Gas and Electric Company, Inc.Gallimore & Sampson Development Co., Inc.
Lincoln Financial GroupMarshall Tucker Band Inc.
McArn Enterprises, LLCPerdue Farms Inc.
STO Corp.TranSystems Corporation
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
Michael B. T. Wilkes, President
Spartanburg, SC
Telephone:864-591-2355
E-Mail:mwilkes@wilkeslaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Aviation
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1976
  • South Carolina, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1979
Additional Biographical Details:
Civil Mediator
Memberships:
  • South Carolina Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association (President, 1994-1995)
  • Aviation Insurance Association
  • South Carolina Council for Conflict Resolution
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A. (cum laude), 1973
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1976
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi (Magister, 1975-1976)
Born:1952
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Ellen S. Cheek
Spartanburg, SC
E-Mail:echeek@wilkeslaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1995
  • South Carolina, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2004
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina, B.A. (with distinction), 1991
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (with distinction), 1995
Honors:
Phi Beta Kappa; Emory University Moot Court Society; Recipient, State Bar Labor Law Section Award
Born:1970
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Joseph Derham Cole, Jr.
Spartanburg, SC
E-Mail:dcole@wilkeslaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Additional Biographical Details:
Member, South Carolina House of Representatives, 2008-Present
Memberships:
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
Education:
  • University of South Carolina Honors College, B.S. (cum laude), 1999
  • University of South Carolina, I.M.B.A., 2003
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2003
Language:
  • French
Born:1977
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C. Daniel Atkinson
Spartanburg, SC
E-Mail:datkinson@wilkeslaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Administrative Law
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2004
  • North Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina, 2008
Memberships:
  • American, North Carolina (Construction Law Section) and Spartanburg County Bar Associations
  • South Carolina Bar (Young Lawyers Division, 2011-2013)
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Seventh Judicial Circuit Representative
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
Education:
  • Furman University, B.A. (cum laude), 2001
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2004
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to J. Derham Cole, Resident Judge, 2004-2005
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi; Burks Scholar (2003-2004)
Born:1979
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