Deneen will put distinctive experience blend to work for M & G clients

Murphy & Grantland, P.A. announced the addition of Henry L. Deneen, Esq. to its attorney team serving clients in matters involving business defense and mediation.

“As a former judge and organizational leader, we are excited to welcome Henry to Murphy & Grantland.  His unique blend of government, private practice, and non-profit experience will bring remarkable breadth and depth to his work for our firm,” said Managing Partner J.R. Murphy.

Deneen will serve the Columbia-based business defense firm in an Of Counsel capacity. He began his legal career as a litigator in private practice, later being appointed a municipal judge for the city of West Columbia, SC.  He served  as Chief Legal Counsel for then-South Carolina Governor, David M. Beasley from 1995 through 1997.  Beasley and Deneen co-founded The Center for Global Strategies, Ltd., a non-profit organization connecting business people to international initiatives.  Deneen recently served as President of Greater Europe Mission, during which time he earned a Doctorate in Executive Leadership.

“I’m excited to be back in South Carolina practicing law and am thankful for the privilege of serving alongside our friends at Murphy & Grantland,” said Deneen.

Deneen is certified as a Mediator in South Carolina Circuit, Family, and Probate Courts. He earned his Doctorate from Denver Seminary and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He and his wife, Celia, have been married for over 30 years and have four children: Laura, Lee, Leslie and Layna.