About Bruce

District 24 State Representative

Bruce Wyche Bannister is a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, and Managing Partner of Bannister and Wyatt, LLC, a Greenville-based law firm.

Bruce graduated from Davidson College in 1995 and went on to earn his law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1998.

Bruce currently serves as the S.C. House Majority Leader after being elected such by his colleagues in December 2012. Bruce was first elected as the S.C. House District 24 representative in 2005 and was re-elected in 2012 to his fourth full term. He serves on the Judiciary Committee and is Chairman of the Constitutional Laws Subcommittee. Bruce previously served as the Assistant Majority leader for the S.C. House Republican Caucus from 2008-2012. He also currently serves as Chairman of the South Carolina Bar Lawyer Legislator task force.

Bruce is a lifelong resident of Greenville and a graduate of J.L. Mann High School. He serves as a member of the Wig and Robe, Greenville County Young Lawyers, South Carolina Bar and the Better Business Bureau. He is a LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated lawyer, and has also taught as an adjunct professor at Greenville Technical College. He also holds previous experience as a law clerk to the Honorable Larry R. Patterson, circuit Court Judge.

His law practice focuses on Family Law, Eminent Domain, and Real Estate Law. He has tried cases involving Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Eminent Domain, Education Law, Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Government, Zoning, Planning and Land Use. As an active member within the community, Bruce is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class XXVI and a member of Liberty Fellowship’s Class of 2014. He currently serves as a Board Member for the Children’s Museum of the Upstate as well as the Andrews Society of Greenville. He is a past Board Member for the Greenville Peace Center and A Child’s Haven. In 2011, Mr. Bannister received the Children’s Hospital Legislative Advocacy Award for his efforts on behalf of the SC Institute for Child Success.

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