Steven M. Krause

“The highest compliment I receive in my job is ‘Mr. Krause, I trust you.’”

Steven M. Krause was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1953 and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Detroit in 1975. After graduating from the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in Lansing, Michigan in 1978, Mr. Krause followed his father to “a great fishing spot” in Anderson, SC. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1978 and remained in Anderson as the area grew and flourished.

Mr. Krause currently practices in all Federal Courts, State Courts, and Administrative Tribunals. For over 25 years, his peers have honored Mr.Krause as a Martindale-­Hubbell AV Preeminent­-rated-attorney, the highest level of ability and ethics in law.

Mr. Krause and his wife celebrated 40 years together in 2015. They have three children and four grandkids. When he’s not working, Mr. Krause is spending time with family and tending cows on his farm, and if he has a bit of time left over, fishing.


Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Wrecks
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Truck Accidents
  • Certified Legal Specialties
  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1989­Present

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    J.D. ­ 1978
  • University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
    B.S. ­ 1975
    Honors: magna cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers' 2016 Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation ­ Greenville, South Carolina
  • Best Lawyers' 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation ­ Greenville, South Carolina
  • Martindale-­Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Attorney
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer 2008-­2013
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-­Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Anderson County Bar Association, President, 2010 ­ 2011
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Judicial Qualifications Committee, 2002 - ­ 2005
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Chairman, Judicial Qualifications Committee, 2003 - 2005
  • The Commission on Lawyer Conduct, Supreme Court of South Carolina, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Anderson County Bar Association, Member
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1995 - ­ 1996
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • South Carolina Association, Delegate, 1996 ­ 2002
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Multi-­Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • South Carolina Council for Conflict Resolution & Inns of Court
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Pro Bono Activities
  • South Carolina Pro Bono Program, 1990 ­ Present


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