Wyche firm celebrates 90 years, branches out« All News
April 01, 2011
The Greenville Journal
The April 1st edition of The Greenville Journal features an article entitled "Wyche firm celebrates 90 years, branches out."
Charlie Sowell of The Greenville Journal writes that "The Wyche firm has become a Greenville Institution in the 90 years that the various partners have been practicing law. They did it the old fashioned way with good client service and by hiring the best minds they could find coming out of law school."
Sowell spoke with Wallace Lightsey, chair of the Wyche executive committee and a member of the firm for over 25 years, about the celebration the firm was hosting on April 12 to commemorate the past and to pay homage to senior firm leaders, Tommy Wyche and Jim "Poss" Parham, and to announce a new firm name and direction.
Lightsey spoke of Wyche's commitment to serving entrepreneurs and startup companies, as part of our new direction. "We think that's where the most growth will come in the coming years," said Lightsey. "We will offer startups legal services, help them find financing, and help them get off to a good start."
Sowell commented that the firm consistently shows up in the best law firm lists and at one time ranked in the top 10 small firms in the country. Sowell said, "As a small firm trying to compete against heavyweights for talent on a national level, Wyche is helped tremendously by the quality of downtown Greenville."
Lightsey went on to talk about the firm's stability over the last 90 years. "During the depths of the recession, we were still hiring. That says a lot about our quality of service. We don't feel that a client should have to pay for dozen of lawyers to get the best service. Our approach is more focused than some of the larger firms."