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Jack D. Griffeth

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Education, Mediation

Jack Griffeth

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    About Me

    Jack Griffeth is a shareholder at Collins & Lacy, P.C.  His 35-year practice of law has focused on defense trial work, representing employers in employment related litigation and mediation.  Jack serves as General Counsel to Wofford College, Furman University and Spartanburg Methodist college.  Jack is a summa cum laude graduate of Wofford College where he earned his degree in Liberal Arts.  He received his Juris Doctor from Duke University.  In 1976, Duke University created the Charles Murphy Award for Jack, in recognition of his unique collegial contributions to the Duke Law School community. He's also the 2008 recipient of the Greenville Bar's most prestigious honor, the Tommy Thomason Award. 


    Jack is the Past President of the Greenville Bar Association, President-Elect for the S.C. Bar Foundation Board of Directors and a member of the House of Delegates for the 13th Judicial Circuit.  He is a past member of the South Carolina Bar's nominations committee and past-president of the Bar's Alternative Dispute Resolution Council.  Jack is a certified mediator by the South Carolina Bar and speaks frequently on the subject.


    He is considered one of South Carolina’s pre-eminent attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named by his peers a Best Lawyer in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.


    Practice Areas

    Licensed since 1976

    1. Employment & Labor: 34%
    2. Mediation: 33%
    3. Education: 33%

    Attorney Endorsements

    5 total 

    • Anderson Mcclain Horne

      Having known and worked with Jack for several years, I have no hesitation recommending him. Jack is an exceptional mediator, drawing on his significant experience and keen ability to help others reach and address the central issues in a case


      Anderson Horne Business Attorney
      Relationship: Worked for lawyer

    • Steve Wayne Sumner

      I have know Jack as a fellow attorney for many years and he enjoys a sterling reputation in the field of successful mediation of all types of civil disputes. He brings his wide range of civil litigation experience to the table for the benefit of all parties in both simple and complex mediations. I consistently strongly recommend Jack for civil mediation in Upstate South Carolina.


      Steve Sumner DUI & DWI Attorney
      Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


    SCGood Standing197603/07/2013

    Professional Misconduct

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    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
    Outstanding Lawyers of AmericaOutstanding Lawyers of AmericaN/A
    Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A

    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    Greenville Bar AssociationTreasurer2008 - 2008
    South Carolina Bar, Alternative Dispute Resolution CouncilPresident2006 - 2007
    International Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
    Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
    South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys AssociationMemberN/A
    South Carolina Bar, Nominating CommitteeMemberN/A
    South Carolina Bar FoundationPresidentN/A

    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
    Wofford CollegeLiberal ArtsABN/A