Jeremy A. Dantin
Jeremy Dantin has handled workers’ compensation cases at all levels in the State of South Carolina. He is a member of the Injured Workers Advocates, the premier association for claimant’s attorneys dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of workers in workers’ compensation cases, where he formerly served on the Executive Committee and currently serves on the Legislative Committee. Jeremy speaks at seminars on issues regarding workers’ compensation. He also handles appellate matters, arguing cases before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of South Carolina, and has experience as both a defense and a plaintiff’s attorney handling nursing home litigation and other liability matters.
Since 2013, Jeremy has held an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer rating standard given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal proficiency, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers. Additionally, for the last two years, Jeremy has been selected as a Super Lawyer, which is an honor given to those who have demonstrated excellence in the practice of law. No more than 5% of the lawyers in South Carolina are included on this list. Jeremy Dantin was also recently selected on the list of the South Carolina Legal Elite. Legal Elite is a regional awards program where attorneys are nominated and chosen by votes of other attorneys. The nominated attorneys are recognized as well respected attorneys in their practice areas. The selected attorney list is featured in the August 2022 issue of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, and Charleston Business Magazine.
Jeremy holds two B.A. degrees – one in English from Vanderbilt University in 1994 and another in Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1995 – and received his J.D. from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in 1999. He then spent a year clerking for Georgia Superior Court Judge C. Michael Roach before taking a job with an Atlanta firm that did primarily insurance-defense work, concentrating his practice there on cases involving products liability, nursing-home defense, and construction, as well as mass-tort litigation.
He and his wife, Suzanne, both grew up in the Spartanburg area and wanted to move home to raise their kids. In 2002, he returned to South Carolina and began working with a prestigious Greenville-based defense firm, before coming to work here in 2005.
From the beginning, Jeremy’s expertise as an insurance-defense lawyer proved beneficial in crossing over to represent plaintiffs. “Having a background as a law clerk and defense attorney is really useful in trying to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of any given set of facts,” he says. “I believe assessing a case from both perspectives is crucial to success.”
While his appellate work has provided him with several personal highlights, Jeremy maintains there is no bigger thrill than helping a deserving client. “There is something profoundly satisfying about standing with a person who truly needs your help and delivering results in their time of need. There are lawyers that can go through their entire careers and never know that satisfaction, and we at this firm are blessed to be in a position to really make a difference.”
Outside of work, Jeremy loves sports – especially football, baseball, and basketball. Jeremy and Suzanne have four children and he is a devoted fan of their sports activities (and other interests) most of all. Additionally, Jeremy loves to hunt and fish, which he tries to do as often as he can. He and his wife are active members of their church, and enjoy spending as much time as possible with their family and friends.
- Georgia, 1999
- South Carolina, 2003
- U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2004
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2005
- Vanderbilt University, 1994 – B.A.
- University of South Carolina, 1995 – B.A.
- Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, 1999 – J.D.
- American Bar Association
- Association of South Carolina Claimant Attorneys for Workers’ Compensation
- Federal Bar Association
- Injured Workers’ Advocates (Former member of Executive Committee; current member of Legislative Committee)
- Leadership Spartanburg, 2006-2007
- Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Board, 2004 – 2010
- Quest Charities, Board Member, 2012 – 2013
- South Carolina Bar
- State Bar of Georgia
- South Carolina Association for Justice
- South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
- Spartanburg County Bar Association
- South Carolina Super Lawyers List, 2020-2022
- South Carolina Legal Elite, 2022
- AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale Hubbell®, 2013-2022
Past Employment Positions
- Judge C. Michael Roach, Superior Court, Blue Ridge, Judicial Circuit, Georgia, Law Clerk, 1999 – 2000
- Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele, LLP, Marietta, Georgia, Associate, 2000 – 2002
- Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A., Greenville, South Carolina, Associate, 2002 – 2005
Areas of Practice
- Workers’ Compensation
- Nursing Home Litigation
- Personal Injury
What is the one thing you really want people to understand about you as an attorney?
I am very competitive, and my team and I are highly motivated to do the best possible job we can for every single one of our clients.
Why should someone come to KD Trial Lawyers?
Our firm has talented, experienced attorneys who have a tremendous depth of knowledge. This gives us the ability to provide the best possible representation for our clients over a broad range of legal matters.
Because we are backed by great resources here at KD Trial Lawyers, I have the ability to take a case from its infancy all the way through the appellate process if necessary. This allows me to focus my attention on working harder and smarter on my clients’ behalf to maximize their outcome.
What are your favorite things about your job?
Being in the courtroom making an argument is what I enjoy the most, but I also really enjoy the process of working as a team to get the job done for our clients.