Troy A. Tessier member

Troy is a creative, determined litigator and problem solver, with over two decades of experience in many different areas, including the conduct of well over 50 trials to verdict in state and federal courts, along with the conduct of alternate dispute resolution on behalf of his clients. He has a diverse litigation practice, involving complex cases in many areas, such as securities, copyright infringement and first amendment cases, personal injury, products liability and construction disputes. As a graduate of Harvard Law School, a Marine, and a former federal prosecutor, Troy has a unique background and enjoys working with clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, to help solve complex legal problems.

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1993, J.D. Harvard Law School, cum laude
1990, B.A. St. Lawrence University, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

A sample of Troy's specific experience includes:

  • Handling copyright infringement claims for the copyright owner, including service as lead counsel in a successful three-week trial of a copyright infringement case resulting in a $1.4 million verdict in favor of his client, a multi-million dollar settlement prior to trial and several other major settlements after litigation commenced
  • Defense of a client sued by a bank on a loan guaranty that resulted in a settlement in which the client not only defeated the guaranty claim, but was paid a substantial settlement in his favor by the bank
  • Obtaining an extremely favorable settlement of a claim against an insurance carrier for a major corporate client after several days of trial in federal court
  • An active products liability defense practice, including a case in which he secured the disqualification of an expert witness and, as a result, summary judgment in favor of the defendant
  • Securing several substantial personal injury awards on behalf of plaintiffs, including a nearly $1 million settlement in a products liability case and a settlement in excess of $1 million in a medical malpractice case
  • Successful defense of a construction claim in excess of $1 million against a client that resulted in a settlement in which the claimant gave up its demand entirely
  • Obtained substantial jury verdict in federal court in favor of executive discharged in breach of his employment agreement
  • Handling insurance coverage disputes on behalf of insureds against insurance carriers refusing to provide a defense or coverage for underling claims
  • Second chair in the defense of a death penalty case resulting in consecutive life sentences for the defendant
2001-Present Wyche, P.A.
2000–01 Assistant United States Attorney, District of South Carolina
1997–2000 Associate, Wyche, P.A.
1993–97 Judge Advocate, United States Marine Corps
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, 2006
  • Georgia Bar, 2005
  • Georgia State Courts, 2005
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1997
  • South Carolina Bar, 1997
  • South Carolina State and Federal Courts, 1997
  • New Hampshire Bar, 1993
  • New Hampshire State and Federal Courts, 1993
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Member, 2000-Present
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, 2011-Present
  • Member, Lex Mundi Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution Group
  • Leadership Greenville, Class 29
  • Served a tour as Judge Advocate at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, prosecuting and defending courts-martial and administrative discharge hearings, 1993-97; achieved final rank of Captain
  • Served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Greenville, South Carolina, 2000-2001, handling White Collar Crime
2015 Named the 2016 Greenville Copyright Law “Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers®
2015 Greenville Business Magazine “50 Most Influential 2015”
2012 - Present Recognized as "Legal Elite" by the Greenville Business Magazine
2010 - Present Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers
2008 - Present Listed in Best Lawyers In America
2005 - Present Listed in Chambers USA
2003 Graduate of Leadership Greenville, Class 29