Courtney C. Atkinson represents businesses, employers and individuals in litigation matters and also provides general advice and counsel on a wide variety of legal issues.
Ms. Atkinson is an experienced employment attorney, advising on all aspects of employment law, including non-compete agreements, employee handbooks, employment policies, prevention of claims of discrimination and harassment, unemployment benefits and other human resource matters. In the course of her employment practice, she has represented employers in actions both in federal and state court, as well as before various federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC), the Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
Outside of her employment practice, Ms. Atkinson is also an experienced litigator with experience in general business litigation, healthcare liability matters, products liability, intellectual property litigation, personal injury, probate matters and premises liability matters. For several years she represented a large international retailer in various types of matters pending in both federal and state court.
Ms. Atkinson is also an experienced family attorney who represents individuals in various types of domestic matters, including divorces, both contested and uncontested, as well as in custody, alimony and visitation matters. Ms. Atkinson also routinely advises clients on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
A Greenville native, Ms. Atkinson is very active in the local community. She is a graduate of Leadership Greenville - Class 35 and was named by Greenville Magazine as one of the “Best and Brightest 35 & Under” in 2006. She was recently appointed by Greenville City Council to serve a second full term on the City’s Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee. She previously served as the President of the Greenville County Bar Association and is currently serving as the President-Elect of the Junior League of Greenville. In the past she has served with the United Way of Greenville County as a member of the Womens’ Leadership Council and as Chair of the Women Attorneys Committee, and also previously served on the Greenville Hospital System’s Children’s Hospital Development Advisory Council.
Ms. Atkinson graduated from the University of Georgia, cum laude, in 2000 with a B.A. degree in political science. She earned her law degree in 2003 from the Washington & Lee University School of Law, where she served as a member of the Moot Court Executive Board, the Alderson Prison Clinic, and the Community Legal Practice Clinic.