Timothy O'Neill Lewis

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tim was born in Baltimore, Maryland and shortly thereafter relocated with his family to South Carolina. He attended South Carolina public schools and Clemson University, where he received a bachelor's degree in English, with a minor in History in 1999. Tim then attended the University Of South Carolina School Of Law. While there, Tim was the Chief Justice of the Moot Court Bar. He was also honored as a member of the Order of the Barristers, as the recipient of the John Holland Scholarship, and as Competitor of the Year while captaining a moot court competition team. Tim was also a member of Phi Delta Phi and was the Vice President of the Palmetto Law Society. He was awarded his Juris Doctorate in May of 2005.

After law school, Tim clerked for the Honorable John Breeden, Circuit Court Judge, in Horry and Georgetown Counties. Since 2006, Tim has practiced with Gibbs & Holmes, primarily in the area of labor and employment law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association (Employment and Labor Law Section), and the Charleston Bar Association.

Tim focuses his litigation practice on labor and employment cases in both state and federal court. He has experience with both defense and plaintiffs' work, and continues to balance both sides advantageously. Tim has litigated cases involving the NLRB, the EEOC, SCHAC, among other entities. His familiarity of labor and employment law in South Carolina is diverse and extensive. Tim has tried discrimination cases to verdict, including the recent case of Womble v. Mabus, a case tried before Judge Richard Gergel in the local U.S. District Court in May of 2013. Alleging pregnancy discrimination against his client's employer, Tim was successful in securing an $800,000.00 verdict for his client, one of the largest employment verdicts in the Court's history.




JD-2005, University of South Carolina
Chief Justice, Moot Court Bar; Order of the Barristers; John Holland Scholarship; Vice-President of Palmetto Society; Captain, Moot Court Team and Competitor of the Year.

BA-1999, Clemson University, English and History
Sigma Nu Fraternity


2005, South Carolina. Admitted to practice before all South Carolina state courts and the United States District Court for South Carolina.
Member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association (Employment and Labor Law Section) and the Charleston County Bar Association.