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John Griffith
  • Attorney, Managing Partner


Anderson, SC





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.

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
  • The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
    • B.S. - 1987
  • U.S. Army Military Police School

Representative Cases

  • Cobb v. Benjamin, 325 S.C. 573; 482 S.E.2d 589, 1997, S.C. App.
  • Almazan v. Services Resource, 2011 SC Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 521, 2011, SCWCC
  • Bowyer v. Dept. of Corrections, 2006 SC Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 870, 2006, SCWCC
  • Medlin v. HealthSouth, 2006 SC Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 352, 2006, SCWCC
  • Bowyer V. Dept. of Corr, 2006 SC Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 871, 2006, SCWCC
  • Medlin v. HealthSouth, 2006 SC Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 342, 2006, SCWCC
  • Blair v. Sid’s Tire Service, 2000 SC Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 78, 2000, SCWCC

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers (SC)
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (Peer Review Rating)
  • 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 to 2006
  • Standeffer, Harbin & Griffith, LLP, Partner, 1995 to 2005
  • South Carolina Circuit Court, Law Clerk to Judge Gerald C. Smoak, Beaufort, South Carolina, 1994 to 1995
  • Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Clerk (Extern) to Judge Steven R. Plotkin, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1993 to 1994
  • American States Ins. Co., Claims Representative, 1989 to 1991
  • S.C. Farm Bureau Ins. Co, Claims Representative, 1988 to 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