Mr. John P. Linton, Sr.

Mr. John P. Linton, Sr.: Attorney with Duffy & Young, LLC AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


In over thirty years of handling civil matters for Plaintiffs and Defendants, Johnny Linton has concluded jury and non-jury 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. He brings his problem-solving skills to bear for clients in business and fiduciary administration matters, and in serious 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, and formerly served on its State Committee, and is a permanent member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for over five years in the Bet-the-Company category, has been awarded the Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year for the Charleston area for 2014. He is a long standing member of Super Lawyers, and has been designated in the coveted Tier One of Chambers Best Business Litigation Lawyers in America.

Locally, Johnny 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 reappointment. A graduate of Wofford College, Johnny served on its Alumni Advisory Board. He also graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and received its Compleat Lawyer Award in 2003. He is also a life fellow of The American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Linton continues to practice full-time as Special Counsel at Duffy & Young. He also remains very active in a number of civic undertakings as well. His civic interest and commitments have included his service on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Trident 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, and a special recognition by the Town of Summerville for his leadership and involvement in civic affairs.

American Bar Foundation. Former President, Charleston County Bar Association (Chairman, Freedom Reigns Project; Vice Chairman, Evening in the Arts Committee; Chairman, Firemen's Memorial Committee). Recipient: Town of Summerville, Proclamation for Community Service; Order of the Palmetto award, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. Law Clerk, South Carolina Supreme Court, 1974-1976. Certified Mediator, South Carolina Supreme Court and U.S. District Court. Member, South Carolina Board of Law Examiners, 1984-1987. Member, State Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, Executive Committee. Member, Board of Directors, Trident United Way, 1998-2002. Member, Alumni Advisory Board of Directors, Wofford College. Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Pinewood Preparatory School, 1996-2000. Member, South Carolina Mental Health Commission. Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Trident United Way. Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers (S.C State Committee). Member: Charleston County Bar Association (President, 1997-1998); South Carolina Bar (Member, House of Delegates); American Board of Trial Advocates (President, Lowcountry Chapter). Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
843-647-7597  Phone
843-720-2044  Phone
843-720-2047  Fax
University Attended:
Wofford College, B.A., 1970
Law School Attended:
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1976, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; 1975, South Carolina; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Army, 1970-1972
Birth Information:
Norfolk, Virginia, April 3, 1948

Peer Reviews

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