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When the unexpected takes you by surprise, your life can be forever changed in a moment. Whether you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident, suffered a work injury caused by someone’s negligence, or received a head injury in a fall on poorly maintained property, our talented attorneys can help. We understand that medical bills can grow quickly and that your injuries may be preventing you from earning money. You may be in pain and suffering from emotional distress. Talk to us about your situation and we’ll give you an honest assessment of your case and what outcome you can expect. Call (864) 770-7710 to talk to our attorneys today.

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We want nothing more for you than to have an opportunity to get your life back. Whatever it takes, we’ll fight for you. That’s why our team at Whalen Montalvo will put our full resources into seeking full and fair compensation in your personal injury case. We’ll handle the legal battles so you can focus on healing.

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Our attorneys serve more than just the injured; we also have a thriving criminal defense practice. If you worry after you’ve been arrested for any type of crime, whether a DUI, larceny or assault, trust our experience. Everyone deserves fair treatment under the law and our attorneys will make sure your rights are protected.

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Above all else, you or your loved one should have an aggressive, skilled attorney who will always put your needs first. Whether you’ve suffered a severe injury or you are facing criminal charges, we understand you may feel helpless and overwhelmed. That’s why our experienced team at Whalen Montalvo is here to guide you.

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Your Best Choice for Legal Representation


At Whalen Montalvo, we have a reputation for talented, ethical, and aggressive representation of our clients. When your future is at stake, you need attorneys with experience, who know what legal tactics will work best for your situation. We are tough negotiators and fierce litigators. Whether we take on the legal team of an insurance company or mount a strong defense for you in court, you will have the best chance for success when you work with our attorneys.


Our attorneys have the skills, background and talent needed to win your case. We also have the compassion you and your family need. Learn more about the distinguished backgrounds of James Whalen and Eric Montalvo to find out why so many clients are relieved and thankful they chose to work with us.

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We know we care, but it’s what our clients say that truly shows it. We dedicate ourselves to helping our clients move forward with their lives after a serious injury. When clients face criminal charges, we make sure they are treated fairly and get the best outcome possible. Read about the difference we’ve made in their lives.



Our attorneys have skills in negotiation & litigation that allow us to help clients with a range of legal needs. Primarily, we serve those who were injured in an accident caused by the negligent actions of others. Another focus of our practice is criminal defense, where we handle all types of cases, from DUIs to assault to fraud, and more.

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Dedicated to Your Future

You deserve to know what lies ahead for your case in terms that make sense. Our attorneys won’t overwhelm you with legal jargon. We will make clear what options are available to you; we’ll tell you which one is the best path forward, and why. James Whalen and Eric Montalvo want you to be able to move on with your life. Our team will do all we can to get you to that point as quickly as possible.

Many law firms may tell you they care about you and that your case matters, but when our attorneys say they care about you, they truly mean it. Just look at our client testimonials.

These clients speak of our dedication to their case, but also our dedication to and concern about them. You know we care when no question is too minor. We won’t just be your attorneys for the next few weeks or months -- we are your attorneys for years.

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Personal Injury Lawyers


Our personal injury attorneys understand how important it is to relieve you of the financial stress that medical bills and lost income can cause after you’ve suffered a serious injury. It is our job at Whalen Montalvo to remove the burden of worrying about what to do next and about how to handle calls from insurance company representatives. Our focus is to get all the compensation you deserve. What is most important for you and your family is a focus on your healing and recovery from your injuries.

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When we take on your personal injury case, we hold those responsible for your injuries accountable. You can trust the details to us, and we’ll be sure we keep you fully informed at every step in the process. Work with James Whalen and Eric Montalvo, and you’ll know we will…

  • Investigate an accident scene and all circumstances surrounding your injuries
  • Interview any witnesses to ensure details about your injuries are captured
  • Manage all paperwork on your behalf
  • Handle all communications with insurers so you don’t have to
  • Bring in expert witnesses to strengthen your case
  • Negotiate the best possible settlement amount for your injuries
  • Discuss taking your case to trial If we aren’t happy with the settlement offer
  • Litigate aggressively in court to ensure you are fully and fairly compensated.

We’re available to you whenever you need us and are ready to answer any questions you have. And there are no fees when we take your personal injury case. We get paid only if we win.

What Is the Value of Your Personal Injury Case?

In a personal injury case, our success is built upon being able to prove that another party was negligent in their actions and that their negligence caused your injuries. Sometimes multiple parties can be held responsible. We will build detailed evidence to determine who should provide your compensation.

The types of compensation you may obtain are called damages and they are categorized as economic and non-economic. Economic damages can be easily calculated and may include:

  • Emergency room bills
  • Hospital and surgery bills
  • Lost income while you were unable to work
  • Future lost income if your injuries prevent you from working for a long time
  • Transportation costs for any medical appointments
  • Bills for physical and occupational therapy.

Our attorneys will also calculate non-economic damages related to other effects of your injuries such as…

  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Pain and suffering.

Sometimes, our clients suffer the ultimate loss: a loved one who died in an accident caused by the negligence of others. In this tragic circumstance, we will pursue a wrongful death case. If your loved one suffered serious injuries but lived on for some time before passing, we can pursue all damages that would apply to a typical personal injury claim. Upon their passing, we calculate damages based on the losses you experience. These may include:

  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of your loved one’s projected income
  • Funeral and burial costs.

Because the circumstances of each case are unique, we urge you to reach out to our team to find out how much your case may be worth. You should receive full and fair compensation when you’ve been severely injured or lost a loved one. We will zealously pursue all that you deserve. Our personal injury attorneys are skilled negotiators and will be relentless in dealing with insurers and their team of lawyers. If your case goes to trial, our attorneys won’t back down: they will fiercely fight for you in court.

Criminal Defense Lawyers

Our legal practice also skillfully handles criminal defense cases. With a strong background in successfully defending our clients, we take pride in protecting their future. We will focus our work on getting your case dismissed or lowering charges when dismissal isn’t possible. Our attorneys have worked as both prosecutors and defense attorneys. This means we anticipate and plan for the tactics prosecutors use. Our work in the courtroom is unrivaled.

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How Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Help You. There are many, complex steps in the legal process of a criminal case in South Carolina. Our team at Whalen Montalvo will not only be at your side throughout, but we’ll explain what to expect, what options you have, and how we can provide you the best possible outcome. One of our strengths is strategy. We will develop a defense strategy based upon gathering all evidence available to help your case and then leveraging our detailed knowledge of South Carolina law. We will look for all opportunities to get your case dismissed; if that’s not possible, we will negotiate with the prosecutor to have your charges reduced. We may recommend a plea bargain, or we may proceed to trial.

If your case goes to court, you’ll have experienced, fierce advocates who will protect your rights and focus upon proving that reasonable doubt exists. You don’t have to prove your innocence -- you simply have to show the jury there is reasonable doubt as to your guilt.

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Get the best legal representation possible. Give the Greenville, SC attorneys at Whalen Montalvo a call today at (864) 770-7710 or use our online form.