John B. Duggan

Phone: (864) 334-2500
Fax: (864) 879-0149
jduggan@dugganhughes.com

John B. Duggan graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1972 and has been expanding his legal career to many diverse practice areas for over four decades.

John 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; 14 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 and Mauldin as City Attorney and the cities of Travelers Rest, Greer, and Mauldin 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.

Notable Highlights

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).

Practice Areas

Worker’s Compensation
Personal Injury
Social Security
Appellate Practice
Certified Mediator, all state, and federal courts
Municipal Law
State and Federal Civil Trial Practice