C. Thomas (Tommy) Wyche, Emeritus


Tommy Wyche has practiced law with the firm for more than 60 years, practicing in areas ranging from corporate to environmental to tax law.  As one of Greenville's most influential leaders, Tommy has been instrumental in the development of Greenville Commons, the revitalization of Greenville's Main Street, and the landmark foot bridge across the Reedy River.  He has served his community well by taking key roles in organizations such as the Greenville Arts Festival, YMCA, Greenville Little Theater, Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities, and many others.

He has been crucial in land conservation efforts in the Upstate, including the protection of the "Mountain Bridge" in northern Greenville County, the creation of Jones Gap State Park, and the acquisition of Jocassee Gorges by the State of South Carolina.  For these accomplishments and others, Tommy has been recognized both regionally and nationally, receiving honors such as the South Carolina Order of the Palmetto, the American Bar Association Award for Excellence in Environmental and Resources Stewardship, the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Lifetime Achievement Award from the South Carolina Arts Commission, and the Nature Conservancy Oak Leaf Award.

Tommy is truly a renaissance man -- an accomplished pianist, a state tennis champion at every age level into his seventies, an avid skier, and a noted photographer who has published six books of nature photography.

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Professional Background

1947-Present Wyche, P.A.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court, 1970
  • United States Court of Appeals, 1954
  • United States District Court, 1949
  • South Carolina Supreme Court, 1948
  • South Carolina Bar, 1948

Professional and Community Activities

  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Judicature Society
  • South Carolina Bar Association, former Member, Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline
  • Citizens & Southern Corporation, C&S National Bank of South Carolina, former Board of Directors Member
  • Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce, former Board of Directors Member
  • Greenville Symphony Association, former Board of Directors Member
  • YMCA, former President and Board of Directors Member
  • YMCA New Building Capital Fund Drive, former General Chairman
  • Greenville Little Theater, former President
  • Greenville Arts Festival Association, former President
  • Greenville Country Club, former Board of Governors Member
  • United Way of Greenville County, former Board of Trustees Member
  • Greenville County Foundation, former Board of Trustees Member
  • Steering Committee For Total Development of Greenville County, former Member

Publications and Presentations

Contact Tommy

Office:Greenville Office

44 East Camperdown Way, Greenville, SC 29601



1949, LL.B.University of Virginia School of Law, Virginia Law Review, Board of Editors, 1948-49; Phi Delta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Raven Society
1946, B.E.Yale University

Honors and Awards

2012YMCA Red Triangle Award
2011SC Arts Commission Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Lifetime Achievement Award
2004, 2005South Carolina (2004) and National (2005) Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Award
2003Palmetto Conservation Foundation BMW Conservationist of the Year Award
2002American Bar Association for Excellence in Environmental and Resource Stewardship Award
1999The Garden Club of America Frances K. Hutchinson Medal
1998Wofford College, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree
1997Furman University, Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree
1997Clemson University, Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree
1996Olympic Torch Carrier in Greenville for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games held in Atlanta, GA
1996The Order of the Palmetto awarded by South Carolina Governor David Beasley
1996The Alexander Calder Conservation Award (one recipient selected nationwide on an annual basis), presented by the Conservation Foundation partnership with Union Camp Corporation
1995The Nature Conservancy Oak Leaf Award (one of four nationwide)
1983Gulf Oil National Conservation Award (one of ten nationwide)
1979South Carolina Wildlife Federation Environmentalist of the Year