[COLUMBIA, S.C., June 18, 2010] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jack D. Griffeth has been elected Secretary/Treasurer of the South Carolina Bar Foundation Board of Directors. Griffeth begins his term July 1, 2010.
The South Carolina Bar Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the South Carolina Bar. Its mission is to fund the advancement of justice by improving access, education and accountability. Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $42 million to various legal-related organizations that work on behalf of the justice community. The Foundation is governed by a 14-member Board of Directors.
Jack Griffeth, a shareholder with Collins & Lacy, practices in the Greenville office. His 34-year practice of law has focused on defense trial work, representing employers in employment related litigation and mediation. Griffeth serves as General Counsel to Wofford College, Furman University and Spartanburg Methodist College. Griffeth 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 Griffeth, in recognition of his unique collegial contributions to the Duke Law School community. Griffeth has served as the past-president of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Council for the South Carolina Bar, and he currently serves as a member of the House of Delegates for the 13th Judicial Circuit. Griffeth also serves as the President-Elect of the Greenville Bar Association and was the 2008 recipient of the Greenville Bar’s Tommy Thomason Award. He has been certified as a mediator by the South Carolina Bar and speaks frequently on the subject of mediation.