Thomas A. Killoren Jr.

Attorney Thomas A. Killoren Jr. applies a simple guiding principle to his daily practice at Harrison White: “Hard work gets good results.”

Killoren has been doing just that since joining the firm in 2001 and applying his motto to a wide range of personal-injury cases, including auto collision, tractor trailer, and wrongful death matters in South Carolina and North Carolina.

A native of the Chicago area, Killoren got his J.D. at John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1994 and then spent three years honing his trial skills as an assistant state’s attorney. He tried criminal felony cases and other matters in Winnebago County, Ill. before going into private practice at Corboy & Demetrio, a personal-injury plaintiff’s firm in Chicago. He worked in that firm for four years before heading to South Carolina.

Since settling here, Killoren has developed a reputation for his aggressive advocacy in court and his compassionate counsel for his clients. The results from his hard work in Spartanburg have included millions in settlements, including settlements of $3.2 million, $2.3 million, and $1.075 million, as well as numerous six-figure outcomes.

“What I like best about my practice are the people I work with,” he says. “I especially like working with clients, helping them build a case, getting a great result, and enjoying with them the fruits of our labor.”

Killoren places a high priority on maintaining contact with clients after cases are concluded.

He is fond of his adopted state and enjoys being active in community activities. A big basketball fan, Killoren has organized an annual “March Madness” fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Spartanburg for the last five years. He also sponsors fund-raising tennis tournaments for the Habitat for Humanity, the Ellen Hines Smith Girls Home, and the St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic. In addition, he coaches kids’ basketball in a church league.

He is active in several bar organizations and is on the board of the South Carolina Association for Justice. He received his first AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in 2013 from Martindale-Hubbell, with a 4.9 out of 5 Rating in Personal Injury Law, and has been rated consistently every year since.