Reeves, Aiken, Hightower & Burns LLP

Personal Injury and Criminal Attorneys in Fort Mill, South Carolina

Reeves, Aiken, Hightower & Burns LLP

1012 Market Street
Suite 205

Fort Mill, South Carolina 29708

Phone(803) 548-4444 or(877) 374-5999
Fax (803) 548-7050

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Law Firm Overview

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP is a personal injury and criminal defense firm providing legal representation to clients throughout the state of South Carolina through multiple office locations, as well as clients in North Carolina through their office in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The firm’s attorneys have earned multiple professional awards and distinctions, including membership in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers as well as the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, comprising of the nation’s top lawyers who have settled cases in excess of a million dollars or more.

The attorneys at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower have a wealth of experience handling all types of personal injury claims from simple slip-and-fall accidents to serious motor vehicle accidents and catastrophic injuries such as those to the brain or spine or causing permanent disability/disfigurement. The firm is also proud to represent the interests of workers who have been injured in the workplace and assist them with filing for worker’s compensation. The firm also handles select matters of criminal defense, particularly DUI/DWI defense.

With over 75 years of combined legal experience between them, the attorneys at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower have the knowledge and experience to handle even the most complex cases. Clients may rest assured that their case will always be handled by a dedicated attorney who will provide them with personalized attention and guidance at every step of the way and help them get the maximum compensation for their claim. The firm’s experience dealing with insurance companies ensures that they will not be intimidated and will fight for your best interests.

Languages: Spanish, English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Accidents; Distracted Driver Accidents; PWC Accidents; Defective Medical Devices; Injured Child; BUI; Larceny; Probation Violations; Medicare/Medicaid Fraud; Bank Fraud; Poisonings; Playground Injuries; Fireworks; Residential Fires; Dog Bites; Paralysis; Suffocation; Choking Injuries; Drowning Accidents; School Bus Accidents; Traffic Accident Injuries; Car Seat Injuries; Firearm Injuries; Chemical Injuries; Swimming Pool Accidents; Child Crib Accidents; Bicycle Helmet Injuries; Child Neglect and Lack of Supervision; Pediatric Surgery Error; Fetal Death; Child School Crossing Injuries; Vehicle Power Window Injury; Daycare Injuries; School Injuries; Playground Injuries; Sports Injuries; Coma; Strangulation; Hospital Error; Vehicle Backup Injuries; Amusement Park Injuries; Pediatrician Malpractice; Window Falls; Bleacher Falls; Baby Walker Falls; Psychological Injury.

Areas of Law Description

Reeves, Aiken, & Hightower LLP practices law in the following areas:

- Personal Injury and Accidents

Whether you’ve been involved in a car wreck with another automobile, tractor trailer truck, or motorcycle, this is what we do. With over 20 years trial experience, Attorney Robert J. Reeves has assisted many clients over the years just like you.

- Auto Accidents

An auto accident can change your life forever in an instant. If you are on the road, you are at risk. We see it everyday. Someone is going too fast, not paying attention to the road, or is on their cell phone texting. Others are impaired or otherwise unsafe to drive, whether from alcohol or drugs.

- Trucking Accidents

Large commercial “big rigs” or “18-wheelers” are the biggest, heaviest vehicles permitted on our nation’s highways. Because of their sheer size and weight, they can become unstable at highway speeds unless all rules are strictly followed. If not, “accidents” occur and almost always results in serious injury and/or death.

- Motorcycle Accidents

Whether you ride a Harley, a cruiser, or a scooter, there are certain basic steps you can take that help you avoid an accident and serious injury or death. After all, you are riding on only two wheels with no airbags, safety belts, or anything else around you for protection. A single mistake can cost you dearly.

- Boating or Personal Watercraft Accidents

Any day on the lake is a great day. Whether it’s Lake Wylie, Lake Norman, or Lake Wateree, there is no better feeling than being away from work and on the water. As a proud Sea Ray owner, Attorney Robert J. Reeves knows the joys and the risks of being out at the lake. Unfortunately, not everyone is safe.

- Bicycle or Pedestrian Accidents

Because pedestrians and bicyclist have little to no protective gear, their injuries in these cases are often very serious, or even fatal, sometimes resulting in brain, head, or spinal cord injury. Because the injuries are so substantial, insurance companies aggressively defend whether they are legally liable and often “blame the victim” for causing the accident.

- Defective Products and Medical Devices

Unfortunately, when manufacturers design and produce products, they can cut corners or make mistakes, and, when they do and those products injure someone, those manufacturers are liable for those injuries. If you have been injured by a product, talk to the experienced product defect attorneys at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower to schedule a free, private consultation to help you evaluate your claim.

- Negligent Security

We have all heard about slip and fall cases, but there is another huge source of premises liability, and that is negligence in security. When you are a patron of a business, you are entitled not only to assume that the floors are nice and dry providing good traction, but also to assume that your safety will be provided for to a certain extent

- Child Injury

The loss of a child is always a catastrophic event, and the law often treats a child and his or her family favorably when the child is injured. When your child is injured, you need attorneys you can trust to enforce the rights of your child and your own rights.

- Brain Injury / Head Trauma

There is no more serious injury than a closed head or brain injury. Injured victims who suffer brain trauma seldom recover fully and are often left with permanent injuries that will change their lives forever. These patients are usually in comas and are kept alive on ventilators and powerful medications.

- Nursing Home Abuse

As our parents and grandparents get older, their physical and mental needs start to change, sometimes very quickly. They become less able to care for themselves, and ultimately, need full time care. Undoubtedly, one of the hardest decisions in life is to put a loved one into a nursing home.

- Wrongful Death

Death can occur in an instant. Oftentimes, you don’t even get to say goodbye. Your world has just stopped, but everything seems to be happening all at once. You are devastated and don’t know what to do or where to turn. You have many questions but very few answers.

- Workers' Compensation

We love workers’ compensation cases. Although many lawyers “dabble” in this area, we do it every day. After being injured at work, many of our clients are initially afraid of losing their jobs and are not sure if they even want to pursue a claim. In these difficult times, these are good people in tough financial situations that need help.

- Criminal Defense

In civil cases, all twelve (12) jurors must be convinced. In criminal cases, only one (1) juror is needed to avoid a conviction and force the State to retry or plea your charges. With over twenty-one (21) years of litigation experience, Mr. Reeves stands ready to go to Court to fight for you.


Although a misdemeanor, being charged with “drunk driving” is a very serious offense. Even if it is your first one and you did not cause an accident or injure anyone, the stigma and long-term consequences are quite harsh. If convicted or plead guilty, you will lose your license and can potentially lose your job.

- Social Security Disability

Because many of our clients are seriously injured from vehicle accidents or workers compensation claims, we also help them apply for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits. The same evidence that we develop as part of their injury case is then used to support their SSDI claim.


Arthur Aiken Mr. Arthur K. Aiken
Car Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident

J. Tyler Burns Mr. J. Tyler Burns
Criminal Defense, Criminal Law, Drug Crime, DUI, DWI

A. Bea Hightower Ms. A. Bea Hightower
Criminal Defense

Robert Reeves Mr. Robert J. Reeves
Criminal Defense, Criminal Law, DUI, DWI, Personal Injury


  • South Carolina Super Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Trial Lawyers Organization
  • South Carolina Women’s Law Association

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