Our Experience and Credentials
- Over 100 Years Combined Legal Experience
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Super Lawyers
- Former Insurance Defense Lawyers
- Former ICU Registered Nurse (RN)
- Former 16th Circuit Assistant Solicitor / SC DUI Prosecutor
- National College for DUI Defense, SC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- NHTSA Certificates in “DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing” and “Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement” (ARIDE)
- Licensed in both South Carolina and North Carolina
Types Of Cases We Handle
- Automobile Accidents
- Brain / Spinal Injuries
- Child Injuries
- DUI / DUAC / DWI / BUI
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Paraplegia / Quadriplegia
- Trucking Accidents
- Workers Compensation
- Wrongful Death
Whether you have been seriously injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident or are facing criminal prosecution, the lawyer you choose can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. This first decision is critical. Before deciding, you should carefully review and compare the credentials of different lawyers and law firms. You may even want to personally meet with several attorneys. Then, after you have completed your research, you should hire the best lawyer who gives you the most confidence and with whom you feel the most comfortable.
Reeves Aiken Hightower & Burns LLP is a limited liability partnership between the independent firms of Robert J. Reeves PC and Aiken & Hightower PA. Mr. Burns is an equity partner with Mr. Reeves’ firm. Mr. White is an associate with Mr. Reeves. Combining our members’ diverse backgrounds and experiences, we have teamed up and focus our joint practice on serious personal injury accidents (automobile, tractor trailer, motorcycle, child injury, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, wrongful death claims) and criminal arrests (SC DUI, DUAC, NC DWI). Our attorneys are seasoned trial lawyers who are ready to go to work on your behalf. Our backgrounds and credentials speak for themselves, and we pledge to fully develop your case so we can protect you and your family during this difficult time in your lives. Let our years of experience take away some of the stress and anxiety you are feeling. This is what we do for a living, and we do it every day. Call us at 877-374-5999 or email us to speak with any of our lawyers for a personal review your particular situation.
Here are our attorneys for your consideration:
Robert Reeves is a 25 year veteran trial litigator who focuses his practice on serious personal injury and wrongful death claims in both federal and state courts. He also represents injured workers before the SC Workers’ Compensation Commission. Mr. Reeves also aggressively defends those accused of DUI and DWI in both South Carolina and North Carolina. Before attending law school, he was an ICU Registered Nurse (RN). He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in both South Carolina and North Carolina. Mr. Reeves is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers for SC, SC Super Lawyers, and National College for DUI Defense. Mr. Reeves is based out of the firm’s Charlotte NC and Fort Mill SC offices.
Art Aiken graduated at the top of his law school class earning induction into the Order of the Coif honor society. He is also a seasoned trial attorney with 25 years experience who handles complex civil cases as well as serious felony criminal cases in all courts. He is a former insurance defense attorney who prepares thoroughly for trial and uses his prior defense background to anticipate both sides of every case. In addition to trial work, Mr. Aiken is also an experienced appellate lawyer and has argued before the SC Court of Appeals and SC Supreme Court. His memberships include the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Mr. Aiken has a statewide South Carolina practice, in all state and federal courts, and is based in the Columbia SC office.
Bea Hightower is an experienced criminal trial lawyer and former prosecutor as well as a public defender, making her an effective advocate for her clients. Her passion for children issues drives her, and she regularly works with the SC Department of Social Services, serving as a Guardian ad litem. She also has a statewide South Carolina practice and is based out of our Columbia SC office.
Tyler Burns is a former 16th Circuit (York County) Assistant Solicitor. Beginning his career as a prosecutor has given him tremendous insights into now defending criminal cases. He is an aggressive trial attorney and leaves nothing to chance. Mr. Burns focuses his practice on DUI, DUAC, BUI arrests throughout South Carolina. While he is based in York county, Mr. Burns also handles criminal cases in Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and is writing a book on defending DUI cases from a former prosecutor’s viewpoint. He is a member of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense.
Jeffrey R. Gilbert
Jeff Gilbert is a Senior Litigation Associate with 20 years experience. After graduating with honors from the University of South Carolina School of Law, he clerked for Circuit Court Judge Frank P. McGowan, Jr., in Greenville SC. Mr. Gilbert then worked for an insurance defense firm based out of North Carolina. He subsequently returned to his hometown Greenville where he and a partner represented injured plaintiffs in workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Gilbert continues his workers’ compensation practice and now also defends those persons charged with DUI, DUAC, or BUI. He applies his civil litigation skills developed over the years to now aggressively defend criminal clients. Mr. Gilbert is based in our firm’s Greenville office.
Jamie White is an Associate with the firm and is based in the Fort Mill SC office. He completed his undergraduate studies with a double major in Philosophy and Political Science at Duke University and then graduated from Emory Law School in Atlanta. He focuses his law practice on complex litigation, serious personal injury, and wrongful death cases throughout South Carolina and North Carolina. He is a member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. Mr. White researches issues of law and prepares Motions and Briefs as part of the litigation team with the firm.
Anthony Wayne is an Associate with the firm and assists Mr. Reeves in the Charlotte NC office in DWI and traffic ticket cases. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Wayne then graduated from Campbell University Law School. He was born and raised here in North Carolina and looks forward to beginning his career helping those charged with traffic and DWI offenses.