Elliott Daniels is an associate with Murphy & Grantland in Columbia, S.C. He concentrates his legal practice on civil defense of insurance companies, businesses and individuals in a wide variety of civil matters. Elliott is a member of the South Carolina Bar and he is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Elliott attended The George Washington University on an athletic scholarship, where he obtained both his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees. He also earned a certificate in International Law at Oxford University, New College, and served on the International Human Rights Clinic at GW Law.
Prior to law school, Elliott worked in Washington, D.C. and abroad in the international development and human rights fields. During law school, Elliott worked as a law clerk for nonprofit organizations, and as a Law Clerk for two terms with an appellate office in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
He maintains a commitment to pro bono practice, leading Murphy & Grantland’s work representing survivors of human trafficking in state and federal courts, and coordinating representation for survivors throughout the state.
Since 2012, he has served on the S.C. Human Trafficking Task Force, chaired by the S.C. Attorney General’s office, where he leads the Legal Innovation Subcommittee. He is also a S.C. delegate to a compendium of Southeastern states organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that coordinates states’ best practices in their response to human trafficking.
In 2017, Elliott co-founded Legal Assistance for Survivors of Trafficking – S.C., a network of attorneys across S.C. who provide high quality pro bono legal representation for survivors of trafficking. LAST works to secure justice for individual clients while shaping a justice system in South Carolina that works for survivors. He also presents at public engagements and CLEs on the subject state-wide.
Elliott is a native of Hilton Head, S.C., and is married to Amber Daniels of Savannah, Ga. They are active members in Shandon Baptist Church, and they enjoy spending time at home in the low country and with their newborn daughter.