John P. Griffith

John P. Griffith

Attorney, Managing Partner
Anderson, South Carolina
Mr. Griffith concentrates his practice Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability cases. The South Carolina Lawyers Weekly newspaper has featured Mr. Griffith for workers compensation and nursing home neglect cases. He was also featured in the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly newspaper for a successful negligence case against the South Carolina Department of Transportation for a low road shoulder with a seven inch edge drop which caused the death of the tractor trailer driver, extensive property damage, and environmental clean up. Additionally, Mr. Griffith benefits from his prior experience as an insurance claims adjuster for two major insurance companies in South Carolina. Mr. Griffith gives presentations and lectures for continuing legal education and other professionals regarding Workers Compensation and Insurance issues. Mr. Griffith is active in the community and has coached YMCA soccer as well as sponsored many different sports teams. Mr. Griffith was previously a member of the Anderson County Big Brothers and Big Sisters Advisory Board and currently serves the community as a member of The Gideon’s International and as an elected member of the Anderson County School District Five Board of Trustees. He is married with three children.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1997


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctor - 1994
    • Law Review: Loyola Poverty Law Journal, Associate Editor, 1992 - 1994
  • The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Major: Business Administration
  • U.S. Army Military Police School
    • Honors: With Honors

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers (SC), 2012
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (Peer Review Rating), 2003 - 2013
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Injured Workers Association, Member
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Association, Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section, Member
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Anderson County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Griffith Law Firm, PA, Attorney, 2005 - 2006
  • Standeffer, Harbin & Griffith, LLP, Partner, 1995 - 2005
  • South Carolina Circuit Court, Law Clerk to Judge Gerald C. Smoak, Beaufort, South Carolina, 1994 - 1995
  • Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Clerk (Extern) to Judge Steven R. Plotkin, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1993 - 1994
  • American States Ins. Co., Claims Representative, 1989 - 1991
  • S.C. Farm Bureau Ins. Co, Claims Representative, 1988 - 1989
  • United States Army Reserve (1985-1993), 1st Lieutenant

Pro Bono Activities

  • Anderson County Big Brothers
  • Big Sisters Advisory Board
  • Member, The Gideon’s International

Ancillary Businesses

  • South Carolina Adjuster's License 1988 to Present
  • South Carolina Appraiser's License 1988 to Present