John A. Massalon

John A. Massalon

Location:
Charleston, South Carolina
Phone:
843-727-1144
Fax:
843-727-7696
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance
  • Partnership/Corporation Dispute
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Mediator and Arbitrator, South Carolina Supreme Court Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • Juris Doctor - 1987
  • College of Charleston
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1984

Published Works

  • South Carolina Lawyer, "Right Without a Remedy: Setoff Under the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act" (July/August, 1995)
  • Defense Line, Third Party Modification of Confidentiality Orders

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Charleston School of Law, 2012 - 2013
  • “Mediation Week 2018 CLE”, sponsored by the Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston, October 12, 2018
  • “Ethics of Mediation Practice”, Effective Mediation Practice for Advocates and Mediators sponsored by the South Carolina Bar Association, November 17, 2017
  • “The Benefits of Early ADR”, sponsored by the Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston, June 9, 2017
  • “South Carolina Arbitration Certification Training”, sponsored by the South Carolina Bar Association, March 31, 2017
  • “ADR Ethics Panel Discussion”, sponsored by the Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston, October 19, 2016
  • “How to Ethically Terminate Representation”, Sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, South Carolina Chapter, September 9, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • AV rated by Martindale
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers: Civil Litigation, 2010 - 2012
  • Super Lawyers, 2008 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association, Past-President 2011-2012; Executive Committee 2004-2012
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, Board of Directors, 1998 - 2004
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, Editor, Defense Line, 1999 - 2004
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Charleston School of Law, Adjunct Professor
  • South Carolina Bar: Chair Elect of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association, Secretary 2008-2011; Board of Directors 2005-2013

Past Employment Positions

  • WILLS MASSALON & ALLEN, LLC, 97 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401, Member, 1999 - 2019
  • HOLMES & THOMSON, LLP, 200 Meeting Street, Suite 202, Charleston, South Carolina 29401, Associate (1990); Partner (1996), 1990 - 1998
  • United States District Judge Falcon B. Hawkins, Post Office Box 853, Charleston, South Carolina, Law Clerk, 1988 - 1990
  • United States Magistrate Judge Robert S. Carr, Post Office Box 853, Charleston, South Carolina, Law Clerk, 1987 - 1988

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston: Board of Directors, 2016 – Present
  • Preservation Society of Charleston: Board of Directors, 2015 – Present; Vice-Chair, 2016 – Present