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Phillip Ferderigos

Phillip Ferderigos

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Immediately after graduating summa cum laude from the College of Charleston, Phillip Ferderigos rode his bicycle from San Francisco to Washington DC for charity. Then he started law school at the University of South Carolina. To say he is “driven” would be an understatement.

Phillip practices in the areas of workers’ compensation, alternative dispute resolution and mediation, appellate practice, civil litigation, construction law, insurance coverage, insurance defense, liquor liability, personal injury, products liability, professional malpractice, real estate and development, subrogation and collections, toxic torts, and trucking and transportation.

He holds an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating, representing the highest level of professional excellence, and served as an editor of the 2015 South Carolina Bar Association Deposition Procedure Handbook,  a concise reference manual of a deposition’s procedure in South Carolina and a go-to resource for lawyers during both depositions and trial.

Prior to entering private practice, he served as an intern with the Honorable Robert S. Carr, Federal Magistrate Judge for South Carolina. Ferderigos also served as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law, where he taught legal writing and research. Ferderigos is also certified as a Civil Mediator with the South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification.

As an undergraduate, he was a Harrison Randolph Scholar, a Top Honor Graduate, a member of the Honors Program (outstanding student and department honors) and winner of the Alumni Junior Medal. While in law school, Ferderigos was a Merit Scholar, a member of the Order of the Coif, and the Society of the Wig and Robe. He received the coveted CALI (formerly AMJUR Excellence) Award in the areas of constitutional law, property, torts, substantive criminal law, and interviewing, counseling and negotiating. He was also a member of the South Carolina Law Review and served on the South Carolina Moot Court Bar where he represented the University of South Carolina in the 1997 Wagner Labor Law Moot Court competition.

A native of Charleston, Phillip grew up in the restaurant business where he learned the ins and outs of running a business and getting the job done. He applies the same lessons in his representation of his clients. Ferderigos is married to the love of his life, Lauren, and they have two children.



Practice areas

Alternative dispute resolution
Appellate practice
Civil litigation
Condo, property and HOA law
Construction law
Insurance coverage
Insurance defense
Liquor liability
Products liability
Professional malpractice
Real Estate and development
Restaurant and hospitality law
Subrogation and collections
Toxic torts
Trucking and transportation
Workers compensation

Professional memberships

Charleston County Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association
South Carolina Workers’ Compensation
Educational Association


Bachelor of Arts
summa cum laude
College of Charleston
Juris Doctorate
University of South Carolina

Court admissions

All South Carolina Courts
United States District Court for the
District of South Carolina
South Carolina Workers’ Compensation

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