John B. Duggan earned his bachelor's degree at Furman University in 1969, and graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1972.
John is the author of numerous legal articles and practice manuals. He has lectured at Continuing Education seminars throughout the United States training attorneys in various fields of law. John was elected to one term as Treasurer of the Greenville County Bar Association and one term as Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee for the Greenville County Bar Association. He has served as pro bono attorney for indigents since entering private practice in 1972.
He has had extensive municipal experience including 19 years serving as City Attorney for Travelers Rest, SC; over 33 years serving as City Prosecutor for Travelers Rest, SC; over 24 years serving as City Attorney for Greer, SC; over 14 years serving as City Prosecutor for Greer, SC; 10 years as City Attorney and City Prosecutor for Mauldin; and, over 14 years serving as City Attorney and City Prosecutor for Lyman, SC. He currently serves the cities of Greer, Mauldin, and Lyman, SC as City Attorney and the cities of Travelers Rest, Greer, Mauldin, and Lyman, SC as City Prosecutor.
John was appointed by the governor and served two terms as Commissioner of the Greenville County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission. He played in the Greenville Symphony Orchestra for seven years and served on its Board for six years, including its Executive Committee. John served as the first Chairman of the Greer Municipal Auditorium Board. He is a founding member of the Board of the International Chamber Music Series. He is also a founding member who served for 10 years on the Institutional Review Committee of the Greenville Hospital System responsible for the review, approval, and supervision of all human research projects in the Greenville Hospital System. John was also a member of the Paladin Club Athletic Board of Furman University. He is a founding member of the Board of the Furman University Band Club. He has also been a guest lecturer at Furman University, and has taught non-credit courses in the evening at Furman University. He authored articles concerning outdoor activities for Metro Sports magazine. John is also an avid canoe and backpacking enthusiast.
John is a member of the Greenville County Bar Association; American Bar Association; South Carolina Bar Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association; South Carolina Municipal Attorney's Association; and, NOSSCR.
Publications: Co-Author, Social Security Practice Guide, Matthew Bender Publishing Co.; Author, "Attorney's Fees Pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act," 25 Social Security Reporting Service 635, West Publishing Co., 1989. Author of numerous articles and practice manuals.
Reported Cases: Murphy v. Murphy, 359 S.E.2d 91 (S.C. Ct. App. 1987); Mayhill Homes Corp. v. Family Federal Savings & Loan Assn., 324 S.E.2d 304 (S.C. Ct. App. 1984); Crocker v. Crocker, 314 S.E.2d 343 (S.C. Ct. App. 1984); Cooksey v. Cooksey, 312 S.E.2d 581 (S.C. Ct. App. 1984); Burgess v. Burgess, 286 S.E.2d 142 (S.C. 1982); Pelfrey v. Bank of Greer, 244 S.E.2d 315 (S.C. 1978); Gill v. Gill, 237 S.E.2d 382 (S.C. 1977); Jacobs v. Assn. of Ind. Colleges and Schools, 219 S.E.2d 837 (S.C. 1975); Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. v. Perry, 201 S.E.2d 245 (S.C. 1973); Petition of Duggan, 734 F. Supp. 705 (D.S.C. 1990); Ex Parte Duggan, 537 F. Supp. 1198 (D.S.C. 1982); S.C. State Conference of Branches, Etc. v. Riley, 533 F. Supp. 1178 (D.S.C. 1982); State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. Pinson, 984 F.2d 610 (4 CA 1993); Sullivan v. Sullivan, 958 F.2d 574 (4 Cir. 1992); Culbertson v. Secretary, 859 F.2d 319 (4 Cir. 1988); Wells v. Bowen, 855 F.2d 37 (2 Cir. 1988); Thomason v. Schweiker, 692 F.2d 333 (4th Cir. 1982); McDavid v. McDavid, 333 S.C. 490, 511 S.E.2d 365 (S.C. 1999); Estate of Moon, et al., v. City of Greer, 438 S.C. 184, 558 S.E.2d 527 (S.C. App. 1/14/02).
Daniel, a native of Pickens, SC, began his legal career in 2004 as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable G. Edward Welmaker of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. After his two-year clerkship, Daniel began private practice in August, 2006. Daniel's practice is well rounded and diversified. His practice includes civil litigation, personal injury, social security disability, probate administration, litigation (including Guardianships and Conservatorships), real estate, corporate law, and estate planning. He also serves alongside John Duggan as counsel for Greer, Lyman, and Mauldin. Daniel is the prosecutor for Greer, Mauldin, and Travelers Rest. Daniel also serves as general counsel for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, Daniel received the "Sud" Pagett Volunteer of the Year award from the Greer Chamber.
When not at work, Daniel spends time with his wife and children, runs, follows college sports, and spends time outdoors. While at Furman, he ran cross-country and track and served as the team captain in both sports his senior year. Daniel competes in races and narrowly missed qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Trials in the marathon. He is also actively involved in Grace Church.
Education: Furman University (B.A., 2000); University of South Carolina (J.D., 2004)
Admitted: South Carolina (2005); United States District Court, District of South Carolina (2009); Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (2014).
Member: South Carolina Bar; Greenville County Bar Association; Municipal Association of South Carolina; NOSSCR; Probate and Estate Planning Section
Municipal Law Experience: City of Mauldin (Prosecutor and General Counsel, 2006 - present); City of Greer (Prosecutor and General Counsel, 2006 - present); Town of Lyman (Prosecutor and General Counsel, 2006 - present); City of Travelers Rest (Prosecutor, 2006 - present).
Reported cases: SunTrust Bank v. Bryant, 392 S.C. 264, 708 S.E.2d 821 (Ct. App. 2011); City of Greer v. Humble, 742 S.E.2d 15 (Ct. App. 2013).