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John C. Moylan, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Columbia, SC

Wyche, P.A.
807 Gervais St, Suite 301
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-254-6542
Fax: 803-254-6544
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 1988
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Business Litigation (30%), General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

John C. Moylan III has been a lawyer for thirty years and has served the residents of South Carolina as a lawyer with Wyche, P.A., since 1995. Mr. Moylan represents individuals and businesses in both state and federal court in the areas of business litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, cycling injuries, catastrophic slip and fall, and the representation of government entities.

As an advocate for his clients, Mr. Moylan has appeared in a variety of periodicals including People Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek magazine, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. He has also been featured on several television shows such as Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, Larry King Live, Fox News and MSNBC. He is also listed in the publication Best Lawyers in America.*

Mr. Moylan has successfully litigated cases and has a noteworthy track record of obtaining large verdicts and settlements for many of his clients, including a multimillion dollar verdict for failure to diagnose a medical condition in a medical malpractice case. Mr. Moylan also secured a settlement of more than $1.5 million against a surgeon and hospital for an injured client. In a False Claims Act lawsuit, he secured the largest settlement in the state's history for that time.

After his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1987, Mr. Moylan was admitted the following year to The District of Columbia Bar as well as the South Carolina Bar. He understands the value of maintaining professional associations and is a member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association – for which he served on the Board of Delegates from 2002 to 2004 – the South Carolina Association for Justice and The John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court. He has served as an elder in the Presbyterian Church and acted as PTO president of a local elementary school.

Disclaimer: This publication includes references to, and descriptions of matters and legal decisions. Reference to these matters should not be considered as any sort of guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any other legal matter, regardless of any similarities. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicted upon past results, as every case is different and must be evaluated separately, upon a variety of factors unique to each case.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

About John C. Moylan, III

First Admitted: 1988, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Commission on Lawyer Conduct
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1988
  • Member, South Carolina Association for Justice, 2000-Present
  • South Carolina Bar, 1988
  • Member, John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court, 2005-Present
  • Board of Delegates, South Carolina Bar Association, 2002 - 2004


  • Representing numerous injured individuals in medical malpractice cases, automobile vs. bicycle crashes, and catastrophic fall cases
  • Settlement of a False Claims Act case involving fraudulent Medicare billing. , 2013
  • Over $900,000 jury verdict in Ginn v. Amelia tried in Richland County, SC., 2011
  • Successfully represented the lead plaintiffs in South Carolina's redistricting litigation
  • Obtained a settlement in excess of $1.5 million in a medical malpractice case for an individual who was injured by a surgeon and hospital
  • $900,000 settlement in a case airing from a fall down a flight of stairs. , 2013
  • Represented the plaintiffs in a qui tam lawsuit filed under the Federal False Claims Act that resulted in the largest healthcare settlement in the history of South Carolina
  • Obtained a multi-million dollar verdict, in a medical malpractice case that involved a failure to diagnose Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Multi-million dollar verdict in a case tried before an arbitration panel. , 2013
  • Over $2 million verdict in House v. Greenville Gynecology, et al., 2008
  • Served as trial attorney in numerous business litigation, employment, and real estate development contests

Educational Background

  • Presbyterian College, B.A., cum laude, 1984
  • Harvard Law School, 1987


  • Fellow of the American Bar Association, 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008
  • Legal Elite, Greenville Business Magazine, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker on "Relator's Standing and Potential Recovery and Protections" at the SC Bar Conference on Fraud Against the Government and Whistleblower Actions held in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina, 2012
  • Author, "After the Dust Clears, Changes in S.C. Tort Law", South Carolina Lawyer, 2005
  • Recoveries and Protections for Whistleblowers Under the False Claims Act, Jan 2012
  • Doing Business in South Carolina Guide, co-author of Section XVI:  Ethics, Lobbying, and Campaign Financing
  • Contributing Author, "The Lieutenant Governor", South Carolina Jurisprudence,1992
  • Author, "Donald Stuart Russell – In Memoriam", 49 South Carolina Law Review 353

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Woodberry Forest School Board of Advisers, 2019
  • PTO President, Satchel Ford Elementary, 2001-2002
  • Elder, Shandon Presbyterian Church, 2001-2004

Industry Groups

  • Taxpayers Against Fraud
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Office Location for John C. Moylan, III

807 Gervais St
Suite 301
Columbia, SC 29201

Last Updated: 11/10/2021

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