John C. MoylanMEMBER

John represents both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court and has frequently argued before the South Carolina Supreme Court.  He has a diverse litigation and appellate practice, handling matters related to the False Claims Act, health care, personal injury, and business litigation.

He also represents governmental clients, such as county and state governments, and private clients before governmental bodies. John has been certified as a mediator since 2005 and serves by appointment of the South Carolina Supreme Court as a member of the Commission on Lawyer Conduct.  He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.

As an advocate for his clients and friends, John has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek Magazine, and People Magazine. He has also appeared on national television shows including Larry King Live, MSNBC, Fox News, Anderson Cooper 360, and Good Morning America.  John has been ranked among the Top 25 Lawyers in South Carolina by Super Lawyers and has been selected twice as “The State’s Best Attorney” by the readers of The State newspaper.

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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Big Case Litigation
  • Construction
  • First Amendment
  • Governmental Representation
  • Litigation
  • Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice
  • Whistleblower and False Claims Act Litigation
  • Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Litigation
1987, J.D. Harvard Law School
1984, B.A. Presbyterian College, cum laude
  • Represented the plaintiffs in a qui tam lawsuit filed under the Federal False Claims Act that resulted in the largest healthcare settlement in the history of South Carolina
  • Successfully represented the lead plaintiffs in South Carolina’s redistricting litigation
  • Served as trial attorney in numerous business litigation, employment, and real estate development contests
  • Represented health care providers
  • Represented plaintiffs in medical malpractice actions, including a trial that resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict
1995-Present Wyche, P.A.
1993–94 Associate, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Washington, DC
1990–93 Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
1988–89 Associate, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Washington, DC
1987–88 Law Clerk, Hon. Donald S. Russell, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • South Carolina Bar, 1988
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1988
  • American Bar Association, Fellow; Certified Mediator, 2005-Present; Certified Arbitrator, 2010-Present
  • John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court, Member, 2005-Present
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers’ Association, Member, 2000-Present
  • South Carolina’s Commission on Lawyer Conduct by appointment from the South Carolina Supreme Court, Member, 2005–Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Board of Delegates, 2002–04
  • Shandon Presbyterian Church, Elder, 2001-04
  • Satchel Ford Elementary, PTO President, 2001-02
  • Recoveries and Protections for Whistleblowers under the False Claims Act, January 2013
  • Speaker on “Relator’s Standing and Potential Recovery and Protections” at the SC Bar Conference on Fraud Against the Government and Whistleblower Actions held in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina, January 2012
  • Doing Business in South Carolina Guide, co-author of Section XVI:  Ethics, Lobbying, and Campaign Financing
  • Author, “After the Dust Clears, Changes in S.C. Tort Law”, South Carolina Lawyer, Sept. 2005
  • Contributing Author, “The Lieutenant Governor”, South Carolina Jurisprudence,1992
  • Author, “Donald Stuart Russell – In Memoriam”, 49 South Carolina Law Review 353
2020 & 2016 Named “The State’s Best Attorney” by The State newspaper
2019 Named among the Top 25 Lawyers in SC by South Carolina Super Lawyers
2015 – Present Listed in Chambers USA
2013 – Present Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers
2012, 2014 -Present Recognized as “Legal Elite” by the Greenville Business Magazine
2008 – Present Listed in Best Lawyers In America