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Smith & Griffith, LLP - John P. Griffith - Attorney of Law

John P. Griffith

Telephone: (864) 222-2293
Facsimile: (864) 222-2257


Areas of Practice:

Mr. Griffith focuses his practice on Workers' Compensation, and also handles Nursing Home Neglect, Social Security Disability cases.


Mr. Griffith has been featured in the South Carolina Lawyer's Weekly newspaper for a settlement of the leading case in South Carolina on an issue regarding workers' compensation benefits. He was also featured in a South Carolina Lawyer's Weekly article on the top reported verdicts and settlements in South Carolina for 2005, for the settlement of a Nursing Home Neglect case. Additionally, Martindale-Hubbell has given Mr. Griffith their highest rating, an AV Peer Review Rating, for preeminent legal ability and ethical standards. Before law school, Mr. Griffith worked over three years as in insurance adjuster for two major insurance companies in South Carolina. He has been licensed in South Carolina as an insurance adjuster and appraiser since 1988. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1985-1993 and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant, Military Police Corps. Previously Mr. Griffith was a partner in the Standeffer, Harbin & Griffith, LLP law firm and it predecessors from 1998 through 2005, and was an associate with Standeffer & Brislane from 1995 through 1997.


Mr. Griffith is admitted to practice in all courts in South Carolina, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission and the Social Security  Administration.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

He is a member of the American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar (Workers Compensation Section), the Anderson County Bar, South Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Association, Injured Workers Advocates, American Association for Justice, South Carolina Association for Justice, and Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Griffith is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and South Carolina Super Lawyers (Workers Compensation).


Mr. Griffith received his B.A. Degree from The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina in 1987, and his J.D. Degree from Loyola University, New Orleans in 1994.  He also graduated with honors from the U.S. Army, Military Police Corps School in 1988.

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