The Babb & Bixler team extends beyond just the names on the front door. We hope to get to know you soon!

The Babb & Bixler Team

The Babb & Bixler team extends beyond those named on the door.

Our goal is to build a long-lasting relationship with you, resulting in complete, unparalleled client satisfaction. Together our team provides reliable service through a combination of education, experience and insight. We promise every client:

  • We treat the lawyer-client relationship with the respect it deserves
  • We answer your questions
  • We explain the process
  • We’re honest with you
  • We’re on your side
  • We listen to what your needs are and then we create a plan to achieve them…together

Real Estate Law

Wills, Probate & Estates

HOA Representation

DUI, Traffic Tickets & Violations


Everette H. Babb

Attorney at Law

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Everette H. Babb has practiced law in Upstate South Carolina since 1971, developing a strong concentration in real property and founding the law firm now known as Babb & Bixler in 1975.

After graduating from North Carolina State University, Everette attended the University of South Carolina School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree. He is admitted to practice in all the courts of the state of South Carolina, the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. He also serves as a certified mediator.


Active in many professional and industry organizations throughout the years, Everette is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and the Greenville County Bar Association. He is an associate member of the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors.

Everette often serves as a presenter and speaker at various legal seminars and events. He has been chosen to speak as a panelist at events conducted by the South Carolina State Bar and by Stewart Title. Additionally, he frequently presents seminars on real estate law to Upstate realtor offices as well as seminars on various topics to groups including the LifeWise senior program through Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, the Ray Hopkins Senior Center, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Furman, Senior Action, the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce and the Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce. In 2015, Everette was named on Greenville Business Magazine’s list of Legal Elite and had the honor of receiving the most votes of any real estate attorney.

Feeling strongly about giving back to the community, Everette has served on the board of the Mauldin Cultural Center and is a former member of the Golden Strip Civitan Club, serving as past club President and area Lieutenant Governor. He is a member of the Mauldin United Methodist Church where he has served as Chairman of the Administrative Board, President of the Men’s Club, Member of the Board of Trustees and Sunday school teacher.

A. Lyon Bixler, III

Attorney at Law

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A. Lyon Bixler, III joined Babb & Bixler in May 2017, moving to Simpsonville from his hometown of Laurens, SC where he served as the Assistant Solicitor for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and his Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and 28thin his class of 229.


While at the Charleston School of Law, Lyon was named to the Dean’s List and earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award®, given to the highest scoring student in each law school class, in Commercial Law, SC Family Law and Land Use Planning. He was active in many campus organizations including the student divisions of the Charleston County Bar Association and American Bar Association, the Criminal Law Society and the Student Trial Lawyers Association. He worked as the publication’s editor for The Federal Courts Law Review and devoted more than 375 hours of pro bono service to the Charleston community.

As Assistant Solicitor, Lyon managed a wide variety of casework, from magistrate level misdemeanors to attempted murder. Prior to joining the solicitor’s office, Lyon served as the inaugural clerk for the Honorable Donald B. Hocker, working on a wide range of criminal and civil issues. His additional experience includes acting as a contract attorney for a hospitality group and assisting the Child Support and Abuse and Neglect divisions of the Charleston County Department of Social Services.

Lyon is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all the courts of the state of South Carolina. His practice areas include criminal law, litigation, traffic tickets, DUI law, homeowner’s association matters and real estate law. He is an active member of First Presbyterian Church and the South Carolina State Guard, 1LT – Judge Advocate General.

Jane Burns

Real Estate Paralegal

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A native of Darlington, South Carolina, Jane has called Greenville home since 1989. Real estate closings are second nature for Jane, who has been a paralegal/closer since 1992 and a valuable and beloved part of our team for nearly a decade. In fact, at one point she was handling 5-6 closings a day all by herself! Jane’s favorite part of her job is interacting with the various parties involved and watching all of the pieces fall into place when the happy buyers walk away from our office with the keys to their new home. In her spare time, Jane enjoys reading and spending time with her three children and her newest love, her grandson. She’s passionate about rescuing greyhounds…in fact, she currently has three of them residing with her!

Brigette Garthe

Real Estate Paralegal

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Originally from New York, Brigette relocated to South Carolina in 2012. She joined our team three years ago, when she hit the ground running as a paralegal after earning an associate degree in Applied Science from Greenville Tech and her paralegal certification from NALA in 2017. Brigette is an active member of the South Carolina Upstate Paralegal Association. Her positive attitude and friendliness are contagious, and she is always prepared to help. In her spare time, Brigette enjoys spending time with family and traveling.

Diana McDaniel

Legal Secretary

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Diana has been a part of the legal community for 33 years, and a member of our team since 2016. She has considerable experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions, and she currently handles our firm’s litigation matters including probate, civil and estate planning. Diana resides in Pickens County, SC. She loves spending time with family, reading, cooking, gardening and being outdoors. Her favorite travel destination is Ennis, Texas where her son, daughter-in-law and only grandchild live.

Rita Babb

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Rita is typically the first person you will see upon entering our office. She will make sure that all of your needs are taken care of anytime you call or visit the firm. A native of Laurens County, SC, Rita has been a valuable member of our team for 28 years. In her spare time, Rita enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her 12 grandchildren.