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Jack D. Griffeth, Esq.
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Jack D. Griffeth, Esq.

Phone: 803.381.9933


Languages: English

Jack Griffeth is a shareholder at Collins & Lacy, P.C.  His 36-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 is 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, Current President for the S.C. Bar Foundation Board of Directors and a member of the House of Delegates for the 13thJudicial 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. 



  • Duke University, Juris Doctor
    • Charles S. Murphy Award, 1976
    • Benjamin O. Johnson Scholarship
    • Dean’s Scholarship
    • President – Student Bar Association
  • Wofford College, A.B. Liberal Arts
    • Summa Cum Laude Graduate
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Blue Key
    • Student Body President
    • Senior Order of Gnomes


  • South Carolina
  • South Carolina Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Coverage


  • Collins & Lacy Attorney Named President–Elect of the S.C. Bar Foundation
  • Collins & Lacy in the Blogosphere: Bookmark these Blogs
  • Four Collins & Lacy Attorneys Selected for South Carolina Super Lawyers® 2011
  • Save the Date! Is Your Company Passing the Test? Learn more at the SHRM-approved Workplace Drug Testing Seminar
  • Becoming President of Greenville Bar is Personal for Jack Griffeth
  • In the News…Collins & Lacy Attorneys featured in the Media

Practice Focus/Trial Experience

  • Employment: representing employers, insurance carriers and self-insured groups in cases involving a number of challenging employment issues, including workplace safety, workers’ compensation, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, at-will employment and unemployment compensation.
  • Mediation: representing employers in employment-related litigation and mediation.
  • College & University Law: representing private institutions of higher learning primarily in employment, student disciplinary action, faculty cases and contracts with vendors, entertainers and other partners in accordance with FERPA, HIPAA, the Clery Act and several other regulatory acts. Handles premises liability and policy development for employment, student health, disability accommodation and academic concessions. Also offers risk management advice on travel abroad, student internships, adjunct faculty arrangements, etc.

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers© (2005-2014)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers (2008-2014)
  • Leadership in Law Award, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly (2013)
  • Tommy Thomason Award, Greenville Bar Association (2008)

Professional, Civic, and Community Involvement

  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Employment Law Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Greenville Bar Association
    • President (2011)
    • Tommy Thomason Award Recipient (2008)
  • Upstate Inns of Court (2011)
  • South Carolina Bar Foundation Board of Directors
    • President Elect (2011)
    • Secretary/Treasurer (2010 – 2011)
    • Liberty Legacy Donor
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
    • Employment Committee
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • South Carolina Bar
    • House of Delegates for the 13th Judicial Circuit, Member
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Council, President (2006-2007)
    • Nominating Committee, (3-Year Term)
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms
    • Employment Section
  • Leadership Greenville Class X
  • Meyer Center for Special Children Board of Directors
    • Former President
  • Senior Action Board of Directors
    • Former Vice President
  • Loaned Executive for United Way
  • Duke Law School Alumni Council
  • Wofford Alumni Council
  • Greenville Chorale
    • Former President

Speaking Engagements

  • Save the Date! Is Your Company Passing the Test?, February 2011, Workplace Drug Testing
  • Attorney Jack Griffeth is Featured Speaker at Palmetto Paralegal Association Meeting, January 19, 2011
  • Collins & Lacy Attorney Jack Griffeth to Present during International Association of Defense Counsel Webinar, January 4, 2011, Employment 101 Webinar Series: Part 3 – Get Your House In Order
  • Free Seminar Series: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Litigation: Tips to Keep Your Company out of Court, July 29, 2010

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Collins & Lacy, P.C.

1330 Lady Street, Sixth Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
United States

Law Firm Contact: Joel Collins, Jr. / Christian Stegmaier

Tel: 803.381.9933

Fax: 803.771.4484



Member Since: 1996

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