Denny P. Major

Shareholder  |  Columbia  |  Greenville

Meet Denny

Denny Major represents clients in personal injury and business disputes involving a wide range of issues. Denny began his career working with our firm's asbestos team, serving as national counsel for one asbestos defendant and as regional counsel for several others. He continues to regularly assist the asbestos team with ongoing discovery matters. Denny represents manufacturers and suppliers in other products liability cases and frequently defends property owners in premises liability cases.

With respect to the corporate side of his practice, Denny devotes a significant portion of his practice to helping clients in the prosecution and defense of employment-related disputes involving trade secrets, copyright and contractual issues. He uses his litigation experience to advise employers in the areas of non-compete agreements and trade secrets outside of the litigation arena. Denny also defends employers in Fair Labor Standards Act disputes.

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • University of South Carolina Honors College, B.A., cum laude, 2004
  • South Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Fourth Circuit, 2008
Honors and Awards
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” Business Litigation (2016-2021)
  • Greenville Business Magazine "Legal Elite of the Upstate" Employment Law - Defendant 2022, Labor & Employment Law (2020-2021), Insurance Law 2020 and Business Litigation 2018
  • Greenville Business Magazine "Best & Brightest 35 and Under" 2016​
  • ​Order of the Wig and Robe
Professional and Civic Activities
  • South Carolina Lawyer, former Editorial Board Member
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • Christ Church Episcopal School Alumni Association, Board President (2014-2015)
  • Greenville Literacy Association, former Board President
Presentations and Publications
  • Beyond the Horizon: What Employers Need to Know About the Latest Non-Compete Proposed Rules,” HSB Blog, January 16, 2024
  • HSB Employment Law Webinar: Key Updates for Employers Regarding Overtime Requirements and Non-compete Agreements,” November 16, 2023
  • “FLSA Pitfalls and Practical Considerations,” HSB and Pee Dee SHRM Employment Law Seminar, Florence, SC, December 7, 2022
  • "How to Shift to a Remote Workforce,” SC Chamber Webinar, March 31, 2020
  • “Ask the Attorney” (Panelist), HSB 2019 Employment Law Seminar Series
  • “Protecting Your Assets When Employees Leave - Trade Secrets and More,” HSB 2019 Employment Law Seminar Series
  • "Employment Contracts," Andreson Area Society of Human Resource Management, November 6, 2018
  • "Data Theft: What to Do When an Employee Steals Company Information," HSB 2018 Employment Law Seminar Series
  • "DOL's New Proposed Rules on Tipping and Tip Pooling," HSB Restaurant Seminars, March 27, 2018
  • "Top Ten Employment Law Issues for CPAs," HSB 2017 Corporate Law for Accountants Seminar Series
  • "Wage & Hour Update," HSB 2017 Employment Law Seminar Series
  • "The FLSA: An In-Depth Analysis of FLSA Exemptions," Greene Finney & Horton and HSB CPE Conference, May 5, 2016
  • "Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets: An update on non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements in South Carolina," HSB 2016 Employment Law Seminars
  • "The FLSA: An Overview of Employee Exemptions," HSB 2016 Employment Law Seminar Series
  • “Verdict Forms in Cases Involving Multiple Causes of Action,” South Carolina Lawyer, May 2015