John H. Tiller

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Meet John

John Tiller is a deeply experienced and widely respected trial lawyer and mediator. He is respected by defendants’ and plaintiffs’ counsel as an effective trial lawyer familiar with the bench and bar in local South Carolina. His reputation and experience have served him well in fostering the resolution of cases through mediation and trial when necessary.

At Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, John leads our Insurance Defense practice group and focuses primarily on products liability, premises liability and personal injury actions, including complex matters involving numerous plaintiffs. Currently, he spends a great deal of time serving as a mediator. In 2016, John was inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Membership is by invitation only, after peer nomination and review, and limited to attorney arbitrators and mediators with proven experience in the field and those who meet stringent practice criteria.

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1987
  • College of Charleston, B.S., 1984
  • South Carolina, 1987
Honors and Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Mediation 2022, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2013-2022) and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2013-2022)
  • Best Lawyers® 2019 Product Liability Law - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" Charleston
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® Personal Injury - Products: Defense (2010-2022)
  • Benchmark Litigation "Local Litigation Star" (2018-2021)
  • Best Lawyers® 2018 Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" Charleston
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Award 2018
  • Charleston Business Magazine Legal Elite of the Lowcountry” Construction Law 2021
  • University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council “Compleat Lawyer” 2018
  • South Carolina Association for Justice "Worthy Adversary Award" 2016
  • Benchmark Litigation “SC Litigator of the Year” 2012
Professional and Civic Activities
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Charleston Chapter, former President
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • College of Charleston Foundation, Board Member
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association