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John Ephraim Johnston, American Lawyer. Bar: South Carolina., United States District Court South Carolina., United States Court Appeals (4th circuit). Recipient Compleat Lawyer award University South Carolina., 1997.


Johnston, John Ephraim was born on September 8, 1933 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Son of John Ephraim and Ruth M. (Jones) Johnston.


Bachelor of Science in Economics cum laude, University of Southern California, 1956;Bachelor of Laws magna cum laude, University of Southern California, 1956;DHum, Lander U., 1994.


Worked at Leatherwood Walker Todd & Mann, P.C. (Greenville, SC) specializing in Litigation, Insurance Practice, Professional Malpractice. Admitted to the bar, 1956, South Carolina. Phi Beta Kappa. Recipient: Greenville County Bar Tommy Thomason Award, 1996.

University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Association, Compleat Lawyer Award, 1997. Chairman, South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competence, 1984-1988. Chairman Emeritus, Lander University Board of Trustees, 1988-1993.

Member, Board of Directors, Attorneys Liability Protection Society 1994—. Member: Greenville County and American Bar Associations. South Carolina Bar (President 1988-1989).

International Association of Defense Counsel. American Board of Trial Advocates. Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers.

American Bar Foundation.


Trustee State College, South Carolina., 1972-1988, vice chairman, 1980-1988. Chairman of the board of trustees Lander College, Greenwood, South Carolina., 1988-1994, now chairman emeritus. First lieutenant Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Air Force, 1957-1959.

Member American Bar Association, South Carolina. Bar (president 1988-1989), Greenville County Bar Association, American College Trial Lawyers, American Board Trial Advocates, Attorneys Liability Protection Society (board directors since 1994), International Association Defense Counsel (GreenvilleCounty Bar Tommy Thomason award 1996), Order of Wig and Robe, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Lila Caroline Cannon, August 18, 1955. Children: Susan March, Stacey Cannon, Cara Elizabeth.