John B. Duggan

Phone: (864) 334-2500 Fax: (864) 879-0149

John has been in private practice since 1972.  For forty consecutive years Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest attorney rating service in the United States, has rated John as a “Layer of Distinction: in both legal ability and ethical standards.  The American registry rated him in the top 5% of attorneys in the U.S.  The Legal Network lists John as a “Top Lawyer” in South Carolina.  His expertise was also recognized by the U.S. District Court in the case of Ex Parte Duggan.  537 F. Supp. 1198 (D.C.S.C. 1982)

John is the author of numerous articles and practice manuals.  He has lectured at Continuing Education seminars throughout the United States training attorneys in various fields of law.  John served one term as Treasurer 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; 39 years serving as City Prosecutor for Travelers Rest, SC; 24 years serving as city Attorney for Greer, SC; 19 years serving as City Prosecutor for Greer, SC; 15 years as city Attorney and City Prosecutor for Mauldin, SC; and, 18 years serving as City Attorney and City Prosecutor for Lyman, SC.  He currently serves the cities of Greer, Mauldin, and Reidville as their City Attorney.

John was appointed by the governor and served two terms as a 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 it 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 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 at Furman University.  He authored articles about outdoor activities for Metro Sports magazine.  John is also an avid white-water canoe and backpacking enthusiast.

John is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the South Carolina Bar Association, the South Carolina Association for Justice, South Carolina Municipal Attorney’s Association, the Greenville County bar Association, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s representatives.

Friendly and outgoing, John cares deeply about his clients and their legal needs.  Give him a call to discuss your concerns.

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