It is with great sadness that we share that our beloved friend and colleague, John H. Tiller, passed away on May 31, 2022.
John began his legal career with Sinkler & Boyd, a predecessor firm of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, in 1987, upon graduation from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Recognized for his leadership, John served on the Management Committee of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd from 2008 to 2013.
He was a graduate of the College of Charleston and took an active role in supporting the College as a member of the Foundation Board, past President of the Cougar Club Board, and committee member of the John Kresse Invitational Golf Tournament. John and his wife Dana ardently supported the College’s men’s basketball team.
A pre-eminent trial attorney and mediator, John was held in the highest regard by clients, the judiciary and other lawyers, both plaintiff and defense. His success was evident in the number of recognitions bestowed upon him by numerous legal publications and organizations. He was named the “South Carolina Litigator of the Year” in 2012 by Benchmark Litigation, received the “Worthy Adversary Award” in 2016 by the South Carolina Association for Justice and was recognized with the “Gold Compleat Lawyer Award” in 2018 by the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council.
Most importantly, John was a beloved friend to all of us. From his mentorship of young associates to playing the role of Santa Claus at firm gatherings, John was an integral member of the HSB family. He will be greatly missed by all.