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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


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

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  • Monty D Desai

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Griffeth is a wonderful man and a SUPERB lawyer. He is an excellent mediator and is very experienced attorney. I highly recommend him as a mediator and as a counsel.


    Monty Desai Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Ryan S Montgomery

    I endorse this lawyer. Was an excellent mediator in a workers' compensation claim where I was representing one of the parties


    Ryan Montgomery Personal Injury Attorney
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SCGood Standing197603/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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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