John P. Griffith

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Anderson, South Carolina

Smith & Griffith, LLP
John P. Griffith
Smith & Griffith, LLP

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1994

Education: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012, 2015 - 2023

Smith & Griffith, LLP

1102 North Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621 Visit website


Attorney John P. Griffith is the managing partner of Smith & Griffith, LLP, law firm in Anderson, South Carolina. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 26 years of total legal experience, Mr. Griffith provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout Anderson and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Workers' compensation

· Social Security Disability

· Personal injury and automobile accidents

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Griffith has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of injured and disabled employees as well as others who have suffered serious injury or loss as a result of someone else's negligence. From his efforts, he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, earning his membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. 

Among his other accolades, Mr. Griffith has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in his community obtain the finances they need when they can no longer work.

A 1987 graduate of The Citadel, Mr. Griffith attended Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1994. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Military Police School. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in South Carolina as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Griffith is a member of the Injured Workers' Association, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Association and the South Carolina Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section. He is also a member of the Anderson County and American Bar Associations as well as the American and South Carolina Association for Justice.

*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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Social Security Disability

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 80% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Social Security Disability

First Admitted: 1994, South Carolina

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • South Carolina Adjuster's License 1988 to Present
  • South Carolina Appraiser's License 1988 to Present
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member, The Gideon’s International
  • Big Sisters Advisory Board
  • Anderson County Big Brothers
  • Elected Trustee to the Anderson County District Five School Board of Trustees, 2012
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Member
  • Anderson County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Injured Workers Association, Member
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section, Member
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Association, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1995
  • South Carolina, 1994
  • Super Lawyers
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (Peer Review Rating)
  • 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
  • Bowyer V. Dept. of Corr, 2006 SC Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 871, 2006, 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
  • Almazan v. Services Resource, 2011 SC Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 521, 2011, SCWCC
  • Cobb v. Benjamin, 325 S.C. 573; 482 S.E.2d 589, 1997, S.C. App.
Educational Background:
  • U.S. Army Military Police School
  • The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, B.S. Business Admin., 1987

Office location for John P. Griffith

1102 North Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621

Phone: 864-222-2293


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012, 2015 - 2023

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