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Manton M. Grier Jr.


  • (T) 803.540.2116
  • (F) 803.727.1439

Manton Grier, Jr. is a litigator with experience in business litigation, personal-injury defense, insurance defense, corporate litigation, and procurement disputes.  He has successfully handled all phases of litigation, from pre-suit consultation to negotiations, trial, and appeal. 

He is comfortable defending anything from a small wreck case to a major malpractice case against an assisted-living facility or nursing home.  If he is unable to find grounds to dismiss a case early, he strives to give his clients an honest assessment of the costs and exposures of litigating a case, allowing his clients to make an early decision on whether to settle or try the case. 

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2002, Order of the Wig and Robe; Editor, South Carolina Law Review. 
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 1996, in history
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Civic & Professional Memberships
  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association

Manton's representative matters include:

  • Williams v. South Carolina Dept. of Corrections, 372 S.C. 255, 641 S.E.2d 885 (2007).
  • City of Camden v. Fairfield Elec. Co-op, Inc., 372 S.C. 543, 643 S.E.2d 687 (2007). 
  • Sloan v. South Carolina Bd. of Physical Therapy Examiners, 370 S.C. 452, 636 S.E.2d 598 (2006).
  • Southern Glass & Plastics Co. v. Duke, 367 S.C. 421, 626 S.E.2d 19 (Ct. App. 2005).
  • Carolina Trucks & Equipment, Inc. v. Volvo Trucks of North America, Inc., 492 F.3d 484 (4th Cir. 2007). 

The September 2015 edition of SC Lawyer magazine featured an article entitled The Application of Marketability or Minority Discounts in a Minority Shareholder Buyout. Manton was co-author.

Manton enjoys watching the Gamecocks, reading history, playing fantasy football, playing the guitar, and, most importantly, spending time with his family.  He is a father of two young daughters, and spends much of the spring and fall coaching YMCA girls’ soccer. 

Manton Girer

"I'm a fourth generation South Carolina lawyer with deep family ties to the state.”