Chad Bettis is a Greenwood Attorney and is the senior partner at Ayers, Smithdeal & Bettis Law Firm. He was born and raised in South Carolina. After graduating from Easley High School, he earned his undergraduate degree from The University of South Carolina, where he studied economics and business. Chad earned his law degree from Samford University – Cumberland School of Law with a focus on trial advocacy.
Chad has been practicing law in South Carolina since 1995. He focuses primarily in the areas of Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security, Real Estate Transactions, Wills and Estates and Criminal Defense.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
- Civil Litigation
- Automobile and Trucking Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Workers’ Compensation
- Social Security Disability
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Products Liability
- Real Estate Transactions
- Wills, Estates and Probate
- Criminal Defense
Chad is an aggressive and experienced trial lawyer, having tried numerous jury trials and bench trials to verdict in courts across the state. In addition to his trial experience in the areas of personal injury, civil litigation, worker’s compensation and criminal defense, Chad also has extensive experience in the area of Real Estate Transactions and Wills, Estates and Probate.
As a litigation and trial attorney, Chad dedicates his time to making sure his client’s interests are zealously represented. He is experienced and well versed in negotiation, mediation and litigation. His focus is to craft a strategy around his clients’ primary objectives, and utilize all the tools at his disposal as he works to reach those objectives in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Every case is considered a serious matter and Chad fights to provide the best resolution possible for his clients. Chad advocates for people who need to even the odds as they go up against sometimes powerful opponents, such as wealthy corporations and insurance companies. He is here to help his clients reclaim their lives, defend their rights and reach positive resolutions to legal disputes. He also aims to build lifelong relationships with his clients and their families.
When Chad is not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and is an avid supporter of Greenwood High and South Carolina Gamecock sports. He loves sports, fishing, outdoor activities, traveling, live music and any activity that helps keep him healthy and in good physical condition.
- Samford University-Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, AL, 1994, Juris Doctor
- University of South Carolina, Columbia, 1990, B.A. Economics
- South Carolina, 1994
- United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 1996
- South Carolina Bar
- South Carolina Association for Justice
- Greenwood County Bar