Giles M. Schanen, Jr.

T: 864.373.2296
F: 864.373.2375
Poinsett Plaza, Suite 900
104 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Giles Schanen is a litigation partner in the Firm’s Greenville, South Carolina, office. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of complex business litigation, product liability defense, and discovery counseling.


  • Represents clients in state and federal court in litigation involving product liability disputes, contract disputes, construction disputes, insurance coverage disputes, business torts, trade secrets, securities law, shareholder law, employment law, and consumer law
  • Has coordinated discovery and technical issues on a national basis for a leading product manufacturer in the automotive industry
  • Advises clients on the legality under state and federal law of various sweepstakes and other business promotions
  • Has taught and published in the areas of electronic discovery, litigation awareness, gaming law, trade secret law, and construction law

Representative Cases

The following is a selected sampling of recent cases and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future litigation matter:

  • State and federal lawsuits alleging negligence in the design and manufacture of consumer and commercial products resulting in serious injury or death
  • Claims that insufficient warnings by product manufacturers and distributors contributed to serious injury or death
  • Lawsuits alleging that insufficient internal safety procedures resulted in the death of an independent contractor

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
  • Greenville Bar

Awards and Honors