Phillip L. Conner: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Phillip L. Conner

Greenville,  SC  U.S.A.

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  • Environmental, Administrative & Regulatory Law
  • Litigation
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
University University of Georgia (B.S., 1977; M.B.A., 1987)
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia, J.D., 1987
Admitted1987, Georgia, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; 1988, South Carolina and U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; 2005, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Civic & Professional MembershipsMember, Greenville County Air Quality Steering Committee
•Member, Environmental Issues Committee, Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce


When faced with tough environmental law issues, industrial, manufacturing and corporate clients have called upon Phil Conner for over 25 years.

Focusing on environmental, health and safety law, Phil regularly represents companies and institutions in state, federal and administrative courts in matters involving toxic tort litigation, appeals on environmental permits and response to enforcement actions brought by regulatory agencies. Consultatively, he works with federal and state agencies to obtain a mutually desirable outcome which can often prevent litigation from taking place.

He frequently untangles legal matters related to the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

Prior to attending law school, Phil worked as a chemical laboratory technician and a technical sales representative. Both of these jobs required technical understanding that, along with his Bachelor of Science degree, have served him well as an environmental defense attorney.

He is a frequent author on environmental law issues and serves on the Greenville County Air Quality Steering Committee and the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce Environmental Issues Committee.


Best Lawyers in America since 2007
Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year - 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
• Legal Elite of the Upstate by Greenville Business Magazine
•Listed in Chambers & Partners USA - Leading Individual in Environmental Law, 2015

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Related News
Ron Cardwell and Phil Conner Join Nexsen Pruet; Law Firm's Greenville Office Welcomes Environmental Law Veterans
July 16, 2013
Five Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to Greenville's “Legal Elite”
August 5, 2013
Nexsen Pruet Ranked Among Top Firms in the Carolinas
May 29, 2014

Related Events

Greenville Chamber 2013 Annual Legislative Breakfast
December 12, 2013



Chapter author, The Major Climate Change Issues and Priorities, Impact of Legal Climate Change, Thompson Reuters, 2008.

Chapter author, Air Regulation in South Carolina, Environmental Law in South Carolina, 2nd Edition, South Carolina Bar, 2006.


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Phillip L. Conner

55 E. Camperdown Way, Fourth Floor, 29601
GreenvilleSC 29603


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