John P. Linton
In his more than thirty years handling civil matters for Plaintiffs and Defendants, Johnny Linton has handled a wide variety of cases. In addition to trials in counties throughout South Carolina and in five Divisions of the United States District Court, he has prevailed in appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the South Carolina Supreme Court and the South Carolina Court of Appeals. He also argued an original jurisdiction case in the Supreme Court of the United States. Johnny continues a vibrant practice representing landowners in eminent domain proceedings and brings his problem-solving skills to bear for clients in business and fiduciary relation disputes, fiduciary administration matters, and personal injury matters for plaintiffs. In addition, Johnny is often called upon by his colleagues or courts to handle matters through alternative dispute resolution as a mediator, arbitrator, or special referee.
Johnny is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, serving on its State Committee, and is a permanent member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Chambers Best Business Lawyers in America (Litigation).
Locally, he has served as President of the Charleston County Bar and as President of the Coastal Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates. He was previously appointed by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a South Carolina Bar examiner and as a member of the South Carolina Supreme Court's Grievance Committee. The United States District Court appointed him to a committee to review a Magistrate Judge's qualifications for re-appointment. A graduate of Wofford College, Johnny served on its Alumni Advisory Board. He also graduated from the University of South Carolina, and received its Compleat Lawyer Award in 2003. He is also a Life Fellow of American Bar Foundation.
Mr. Linton continues to practice full-time as Special Counsel at Duffy & Young. Johnny also remains very active in a number of civic undertakings as well. His civic interests and commitments have included his service on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Trident United Way, the Board of the Coastal Community Foundation, and as Vice-Chairman of the Pinewood Preparatory School Board of Directors. He has received the Order of Palmetto from the Governor of the State of South Carolina for civic commitments.