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F. Barron Grier III is an "AV" rated trial lawyer with 40 years of litigation experience, following in the tradition of his father, Barron Grier Junior, and his grandfather, Barron Grier Senior. He practices primarily in insurance defense matters with particular focus on construction defects and general litigation. His practice also includes toxic torts, insurance coverage, and administrative proceedings in professional grievance and disciplinary matters for physicians, dentists, nurses, and attorneys. He is also a certified mediator and arbitrator in state and federal courts. He has served on many Bar boards and committees. He was former president of the S.C. Defense Trial Attorneys Association, and 2006 president of American Board of Trial Advocates (S.C. Chapter). He was previously a partner in Nelson, Mullins, Grier & Scarborough (1969-1974) and Richardson, Plowden, Grier & Howser (1974-1996). He founded the Grier Law Firm in 1996 and has added four attorneys who have extensive trial and appellate experience with varying specialties and talents.

Contact Info:
P.O. Box 2823

Columbia, SC 29202
2999 Sunset Blvd., Suite 200
West Columbia, South Carolina 29169
Phone:  (803) 731-0030
Fax:  (803) 731-4059
Email:  grier@griercoxandcranshaw.com


Year Joined Organization:
   
1996

Areas Of Practice:

Litigation & Appeals
Certified Mediator and Arbitrator
Products Liability Law
Insurance Law
Fidelity, Guarantee & Surety
Toxic Torts
Dental Malpractice
Health & Health Care Law
Collections & Repossessions
Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) -- Employee
Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) -- Employer
Environmental Law
Complex Litigation
Intellectual Property Law
Administrative Law

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation & Mediation

Bar Admissions:

South Carolina, 1969

Education:

University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, 1969
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1966
B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Published Works:

"Three Aliens Visiting the World of Products Liability", FICC Quarterly

Honors and Awards:

"AV" Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
Defense Research Institute Exceptional Performance Award

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Richland County Bar Association, Member
South Carolina Bar Association, Member
Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
Member, Committees on Toxic Torts and Trial Tactics and Procedures
American Board of Trial Advocates (S.C. Chapter), President (2006)

South Carolina
Defense Trial Attorneys Association, Past President
Defense Research Institute, Member
South Carolina Bar Association, Grievance Committee, Past Member
South Carolina Bar, Professional Responsibility Committee, Past Chairman

Past Employment Positions:

Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP, 1969 - 1974
Richardson, Plowden, Grier & Howser, P.A., Partner, 1974 - 1996

Legal Fraternity:

Phi Delta Phi