Mediation & Arbitration

Mediation is required in most civil cases in South Carolina. Stephenson and Murphy believe that litigants are better served if they can resolve their disputes without enduring the expense, anxiety and uncertainty of litigation. Both Tom Stephenson and Brian Murphy maintain active mediation practices and also serve as arbitrators.

Tom Stephenson has been in practice since 1979. During that time he has handled hundreds civil cases representing both plaintiffs and defendants. His experience includes corporate litigation, shareholder litigation, personal injury litigation, products liability, employment and many other matters. He is certified as a civil court mediator by the State of South Carolina and has been trained as an arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association. He has mediated over 2,000 disputes and is widely recognized as one of the most effective mediators in South Carolina.

Brian Murphy has been in practice since 1992. He represents clients in employment maters and business disputes. He is also certified as a mediator and has mediated many cases.

The firm’s offices, located in downtown Greenville, provide an excellent venue for mediation. It has ample parking with easy access to major highways. The office contains several conference rooms which provides a business-like, but comfortable environment for any mediation or arbitration. Both Tom Stephenson and Brian Murphy regularly conduct mediations throughout the State and occasionally in North Carolina and Georgia.