R. Allison Phinney - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

R. Allison Phinney

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 864-271-1300

R. Allison (“Al”) Phinney, is a shareholder in the Greenville, South Carolina office of Ogletree Deakins.  He received his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1979 and an LL.M. degree in Labor Law from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1985.  Before entering private practice, Mr. Phinney served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Clyde H. Hamilton.  His past work experience also includes serving as a legislative counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and Veterans Affairs Committee and the South Carolina Senate Transportation Committee.Mr. Phinney is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and has also been recognized as a South Carolina Super Lawyer.   Mr. Phinney has been certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law.

Presbyterian CollegeBA 1976University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1979George Washington University Law SchoolLL.M 1985
Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Experience — Mr. Phinney practices exclusively in the area of labor and employment law, representing management in employment litigation, union avoidance, union campaigns, unfair labor practice litigation, and employee peer review programs.

Office Location

The Ogletree Building, Fifth Floor
300 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Greenville Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Greenville Metro Area
R. Allison Phinney has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!R. Allison Phinney has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment