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Appellate Practice

Murphy & Grantland's appellate practitioners have extensive experience handling state and federal appeals in a wide range of practice areas. We provide our clients with strategic counseling on complex legal issues by reviewing the record critically, identifying and briefing the legal issues and then presenting an effective oral argument to the panel of appellate judges. Our appellate team includes attorneys who previously served as law clerks for the judges and justices of the South Carolina Circuit Court, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for South Carolina, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Business & Commercial Litigation

Murphy & Grantland’s business litigation practice handles complex litigation involving business clients in disputes with individuals, governmental entities, or other businesses. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of trials and arbitrations, and bring a collective wealth of knowledge and experience to representing our clients while working toward an effective and expeditious resolution.

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Design & Construction Defects

Experienced in commercial and residential construction claims, Murphy Grantland’s construction litigation team defends: General contractors, Developers, Product manufacturers, Subcontractors, Design professionals, Home Owners’ Associations, and Horizontal Property Regimes. Our attorneys can provide you with knowledgeable legal counsel in the areas of: Architectural and engineering malpractice, Construction defect claims, Construction site accidents, and Contract disputes. We are also actively involved in insurance coverage disputes relating to construction design and defect on behalf of insurers in South Carolina.

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Employment Practices & Claims

Murphy Grantland’sattorneys counsel employers, insurance carriers and other groups on employment related issues such as: at-will employment, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, workers’ compensation retaliation, unemployment compensation and workplace safety. The firm can help by: Advising employers on appropriate employment practices, Defending employers in contract disputes with employees and former employees, and Defending employers in wrongful discharge, breach of contract and employment discrimination lawsuits.

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Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith

Murphy Grantland offers a team of skilled attorneys who are experienced in a broad variety of insurance policy and coverage issues.. Our coverage attorneys are well-versed in the evolving landscape of insurance law in South Carolina, and have lectured and taught on the nuances and idiosyncrasies of insurance coverage issues in South Carolina.

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Insurance Defense

Murphy & Grantland was founded as an insurance defense firm, and we remain committed to providing a zealous and vigorous defense of insureds for many personal and commercial line carriers. This includes defending insureds for bodily injury and personal injury claims, as well as property damage claims, resulting from motor vehicle accidents and other occurrences.

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Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Not every case goes to trial. In fact, in today's litigation landscape, the vast majority of civil lawsuits never make it to a jury.  There are a host of reasons that alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has become the primary means by which civil disputes are resolved. From a practical standpoint, arbitration or mediation reduces costs and eliminates the time and stress of a trial.

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Medical & Professional Malpractice Defense

Murphy Grantland attorneys defend clients against allegations of wrongdoing when a professional’s conduct fails to meet the generally accepted standard of professional performance in their industry. Two of the most common types of cases are negligence and breach of contract. Our attorneys provide counsel for a wide array of medical and professional organizations in the following industries: Medical, Dental, Optometric, Pharmacy, Accounting.

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Nonprofit & Church Liability

Murphy & Grantland defends a number of churches and other nonprofit entities in cases involving general negligence, slip/trip/fall and other dangerous conditions, as well as certain personal injury claims including: Defamation, Sexual molestation, Abuse, Claims against the entity and its employess for negligent hiring, supervision or control.

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Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facilities Defense

A nursing home or assisted living facility's reputation can be damaged when a plaintiff alleges they were injured. Individuals who own, operate, or are employed by the facility may find themselves facing malpractice claims. Murphy Grantland attorneys are experienced in representing nursing homes and assisted-living facilities against claims of abuse and neglect.

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Premises Liability

Murphy Grantland has a large practice defending retail and other businesses in cases involving: Negligent security, Slip/trip/fall, drowning, and other dangerous conditions, Personal injury claims including defamation, false arrest, sexual molestation, Other miscellaneous claims against real estate owners and their businesses.

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Products Liability

Murphy & Grantland represents a wide array of manufacturers, suppliers and retailers in litigation involving allegedly dangerous or defective products. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys provide simple and complex legal advice on products liability cases including but not limited to: Building Materials, Tires, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Heavy Equipment, Heating & Air Conditioning, and Industrial Products.

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Transportation & Trucking Litigation

Murphy & Grantland has a team of skilled and aggressive trucking and transportation litigators who are uniquely knowledgeable about the intricacies of state and federal transportation law and regulations, and who are equipped to handle the logistics of a complex trucking lawsuit. We help manage legal risk and provide effective strategies for transportation companies in state and federal courts. Where necessary, we work hand-in-hand with accident reconstructionists, engineers, mechanics, engineers and biomechanical engineers, and transportation consultants to ensure that our clients are provided a full and complete defense with the goal of resolving the dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Workers’ Compensation

Murphy & Grantland’s attorneys are experienced in handling a variety of Workers' Compensation claims. Our attorneys will provide you with a prompt, thorough, and honest analysis of settlement and litigation options. Our attorneys represent: Insured and self-insured employers located or conducting business in South Carolina, Employers located or conducting business in South Carolina, Employers with employees traveling through or injured in South Carolina, and South Carolina-based employers conducting business anywhere in the U.S.

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