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. 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 handing nursing home litigation and other liability matters. Jeremy has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
To Jeremy, part of the joy of practicing law is the ongoing opportunity it provides to learn new things and new ways to serve clients. As a result, his practice at Harrison White is one of the more diverse in the firm.
“I love being involved with different kinds of facts, different kinds of law, different kinds of people,” Dantin says. “I like the challenge of being in front of the Workers Compensation Commission one day, a judge another day, and an appellate panel the next. It keeps things interesting.”
He 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. Then in 2005, he joined Harrison White in Spartanburg.
From the beginning, Dantin’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 Dantin enjoys all aspects of his diverse practice, he considers his appellate work as perhaps the most intellectually satisfying. “I love research, I love writing, and I love the opportunity to present legal arguments in a formal setting before a panel of commissioners, judges or justices. The intellectual challenge of staking out a position and defending it in appellate practice is unparalleled,” he says.
While he’s looking forward to arguing more appeals and building on his current practice, he’s is always pursuing new legal interests. “My law practice continues to evolve as I progress in my career,” he says. “I just try to make sure that I stay fully engaged and constantly look for ways to broaden and refine my skills.”
While his appellate work has provided him with several personal highlights, Dantin 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.”
His primary outside interests include spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing. He is also active in his church, and continues to serve on boards of various local organizations.
What do you like the most about the law?
The intellectual challenge of putting a case together in a way that maximizes the client’s chance of success is very rewarding for me.
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.
Of all the firms in the Carolinas, why should someone come to Harrison White?
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 Harrison White, 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 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.
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
American Association for Justice
Association of South Carolina Claimant Attorneys for Workers’ Compensation
Executive Committee, Injured Workers’ Advocates
Federal Bar Association
Injured Workers’ Advocates
Leadership Spartanburg, 2006-2007
National Trial Lawyers
Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Board, 2004 – 2010
Quest Charities, 2012 – 2013
South Carolina Bar
State Bar of Georgia
South Carolina Association for Justice
South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
Spartanburg County Bar Association
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
Nursing Home Litigation