John P. Linton, Jr.

John is a trial lawyer who has tried cases to verdict in both state and federal court. He has also handled numerous appeals. His practice encompasses a broad range of areas including representing plaintiffs in personal injury, construction, and other cases; representing plaintiffs and defendants in business, commercial, and property litigation; and representing landowners in eminent domain/condemnation cases. John is regularly included in the lawyer ranking publications, such as Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers®.  He is also AV-rated, the highest rating offered by Martindale-Hubbell®.

John was born in Charleston and lives in the Old Village in Mt. Pleasant with his wife Julia, their sons Jack and Fritz, and their dog Buddy.

Areas of Practice


  • Wofford College, cum laude
  • ~B.A. Government (Concentration: Political Thought and Minor: Religion)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, cum laude
  • ~Juris Doctorate


  • The Honorable P. Michael Duffy, Senior United States District Court Judge, District of South Carolina

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina Bar
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit



  • AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division Star of the Quarter
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • D. Reece Williams, III Award for Trial Advocacy
  • ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers since 2021
  • ~Commercial Litigation
  • ~Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Selected to Super Lawyers since 2023
  • ~Civil Litigation - Plaintiff
  • ~Rising Star: 2021 - 2022
  • Litigation Counsel of America

Legal & Community Activities

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John P. Linton, Jr.