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John P. Griffith

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John P. Griffith


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.

Attorney John Griffith is AV Preeminent peer review rated * through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating" and then add this to the bottom of the profile "AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingsTM fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. 


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

Professional Associations

  • 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 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

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


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

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

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

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney, Managing Partner

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