Thomas C. Brissey is a native Greenvillian and graduated from Greenville High School in June of 1951. After graduation Mr. Brissey served 4 years in the Naval Air Corp, completing his tour of duty in 1955. He was born on April 7, 1933, is married with 4 children.
He is a Member of First Presbyterian Church in Greenville.
Upon finishing his tour of duty, he attended Furman University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1958. While at Furman he was a member of the Hand and Torch Honorary Society which is Furman University's equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa. He tutored in English, History and Math and also served as substitute teacher in Spanish. He received a Regional Academic Scholarship to Duke University School of Law based on general excellence while attending Furman.
Mr. Brissey attended Duke University School of Law on a full scholarship from 1958 to 1961 when he graduated and received a J. D. Decree in June of 1961. He graduated in the upper 5% of the graduating class and while at Duke was a contributing Member of the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal. He also was research assistant to Professor F. Hodge O'Neal who was working on his treatice, Close Corporations. He was assistant to the Dean, Elvin R. Latty and to Professor Arthur Larson assisting in research on his Worker's Compensation work.
Upon graduating from Duke University Law School, he was admitted to practice in the State of South Carolina on August 10, 1961.
Upon graduating from Law School, he became a member of a Law Firm in Jacksonville, FL where he remained until June of 1963. After entering the Law Firm he was admitted to practice in the State of Florida on November 26, 1962.
Upon his return to Greenville in June of 1963, Mr. Brissey has engaged in the general practice of Law since that time. His emphasis has been on general civil trial practice in all State and Federal Courts including the Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of South Carolina, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Congressional District of South Carolina and was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court on August 12, 1977.
Mr. Brissey's practice includes Personal Injury Litigation, Family Law, Real Estate matters, Probate Law and Criminal Law.
Mr. Brissey is a Member of the Greenville County Bar Association and has been such for a number of years; South Carolina State Bar Association; the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association. He is also a Member of the Legal Fraternity Phi Delta Phi.