John F. Wyatt is a founding partner of general litigation firm Bannister & Wyatt, LLC, in Greenville, South Carolina. Since he joined the firm in 1976, Mr. Wyatt has provided insightful and diligent counsel to clients in Greenville and surrounding areas in real estate and property law matters, including real estate zoning, foreclosure, real property acquisitions, planning and land use, and commercial real estate matters. On account of his excellent service and track record trying a broad range of real estate cases, Mr. Wyatt has garnered Martindale-Hubbell\'s highest peer-reviewed rating of AV-Preeminent*. In addition, he has appeared in 13 consecutive editions of the Best Lawyers in America** in the category of real estate and property law.
A Greenville native, Mr. Wyatt graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in 1967, and he earned his Juris Doctor in 1970 from the University of South Carolina while serving as a captain in the U.S. Army, a post he held from 1967 to 1975. A firm believer in Bannister & Wyatt\'s stated mission of excellence in all areas of the legal profession, Mr. Wyatt is well known for his integrity and client-centered approach.
Mr. Wyatt currently serves on the Real Estate Practices Section of the South Carolina Bar, and he once sat on the board of directors of the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association, of which he is currently a member. He is also a member of the Greenville County Bar Association\'s Real Estate Section. He is admitted to practice before South Carolina state courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
**The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC