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E. Mitchell Griffith, Mediator, Beaufort, South Carolina.

E. Mitchell Griffith

Griffith Freeman & Liipfert, LLC
Post Office Box 570
600 Monson Street
Beaufort, SC 29901
Tel: (843) 521-4242
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Recognized to South Carolina Chapter for Mediation
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  • Practice Commenced: 2001
  • Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 450
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Feb 2023): 10
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Mitch Griffith has been a leader in the South Carolina legal community since 1992, when he and Nancy Sadler formed the firm of Griffith and Sadler, P.A., a predecessor to the current Griffith, Freeman & Liipfert, LLC.

Mr. Griffith has an active trial practice and has tried cases in all counties within the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, as well as other counties in the state courts of South Carolina and the U.S. District Court for South Carolina. He has argued appellate cases before the South Carolina
Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court.

He is active in the state and local bar associations, and served as president of the Beaufort Bar Association from 1997 to 1999.

Mr. Griffith is a Certified Mediator in accordance with the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification. His mediation practice extends to Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties. He has
been certified since 2004.

Following law school, he worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Luke N. Brown, Jr., resident judge for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, before entering private practice in 1985.

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death



  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1983
  • B.A., Accounting, cum laude, Wofford College, 1980

Memberships & Affiliations

  • South Carolina, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth District, 1985
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers, 2011-2018
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
    -- Executive Committee, 2004-2014
  • South Carolina Bar Trial and Appellate Advocacy Section
    -- Chair, 2002-2003
  • Beaufort County Bar Association, President 1997-1999

Rates Information

Mediation Rate:  $375.00 per hour

Travel Rate:  $150.00 per hour

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