Jeffrey P. Dunlaevy
Jeff practices civil litigation with an emphasis on employment cases. He has fifteen years of experience in trial practice before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. In addition, Jeff has handled appellate cases in the United States Supreme Court, several United States Courts of Appeals, and the appellate courts of South Carolina. He also has significant experience representing clients before federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Jeff has twice been listed in SuperLawyers – South Carolina.
Jeff graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick Maine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Legal Studies. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served on the South Carolina Law Review and worked as a research assistant, contributing to publications on labor and employment arbitration and municipal taxation.
After finishing law school, Jeff served as a judicial clerk to South Carolina Circuit Judge James C. Williams, Jr. He then joined the labor and employment firm Haynsworth Baldwin Johnson & Greaves, which merged with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart in 2004. In 2009, Jeff was elected as a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins. He was responsible for overseeing that firm’s national EEO position statement program and assisted with firm-wide ethics and compliance initiatives. Jeff joined Stephenson & Murphy in 2014.
Jeff has authored several articles for publications including South Carolina Lawyer and Greenville Business magazines. He has been quoted in Law360 and South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, and his analysis of employment law developments in the United States Supreme Court has been linked by SCOTUSblog.com. In addition, Jeff has given numerous speeches and participated in panel discussions on employment law and ethics topics.
Jeff is a member and immediate past chair of the South Carolina Bar Ethics Advisory Committee. He has also served as President of the Board of Mental Health America of Greenville County, as a member of the YMCA Camp Greenville Board and as a volunteer for Greenville Literacy and the Greenville Youth Hockey Association.
Jeff is admitted to practice in South Carolina state courts, the federal district court for South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.