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General Defense


2999 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 200, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2823, Columbia, SC 29202

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Defect
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Employment Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Environmental Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Administrative Law
  • Contracts
  • Occupational Hazards

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About Us

Grier, Cox and Cranshaw, LLC - Insurance Defense Litigation Law Firm with over 80 years of collective trial experience. Three Generations of Tradition, a Lifetime of Experience.

Our practice involves defense of clients in all types of litigation with an emphasis on the areas of practice listed above. We also defend our professional clients, including physicians, dentists and nurses, before their respective licensing boards. We are ready to provide our clients with timely, meaningful, and effective advice on a wide range of legal matters. Our attorneys strive to deliver the maximum benefit under the law for each client by using our experience, creativity, and dedication.

We represent insurance companies, and their insureds, in all types of litigation, from Construction Defect, Automobile Accidents, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop, Professional Liability (E&O), Workers Compensation, General Liability, Coverage Opinions, DJ Actions and Appeals. In addition, F. Barron Grier III is a certified mediator and arbitrator with 40 years trial experience.

Grier, Cox & Cranshaw, LLC is committed to providing the highest caliber of legal representation to our clients and dedicated to achieving positive results at affordable rates.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


F. Barron Grier III

West Columbia, SC

Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1969
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Memberships:
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel (Former Member, Committees on Toxic Torts and Trial Tactics and Procedures)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (South Carolina Chapter, President, 2006)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association (Past President)
  • Defense Research Institute (Exceptional Performance Citation)
Education:
  • Wofford College, B.A., 1966
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1969

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James C. "Trey" Cox III

West Columbia, SC

Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Memberships:
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
Education:
  • University of South Carolina, B.S. (Dean's List), 1996
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1999
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi National Legal Fraternity

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Bradford W. Cranshaw

West Columbia, SC

Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Additional Biographical Details:

Assistant Solicitor, South Carolina (1994-1998); Assistant Attorney General, State of South Carolina (1998-2002)

Memberships:
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County and Lexington County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of South Carolina, B.S., 1990
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • University of South Carolina School of Law

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Trevor M. Hughey

West Columbia, SC

Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2006
  • North Carolina, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2006
Memberships:
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County and Lexington County Bar Associations
  • Federalist Society
Education:
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 2002
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2006

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Trey Nicolette

West Columbia, SC

Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Memberships:
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County and Lexington County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Juniata College, B.S., 2004
  • Charleston School of Law, J.D., 2011
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Hon. Edgar Dickson (2011-2012)

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Significant Litigation

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