John Branson has a broad litigation practice that encompasses products liability, professional negligence defense and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Branson has defended clients in wrongful death, premises liability, and pharmaceutical cases in both state and federal courts. Mr. Branson also advocates for clients in breach of contract and business tort cases. In addition to traditional civil litigation, Mr. Branson has experience with AAA and ICSID arbitrations on behalf of multi-national companies and a Southeast Asian sovereign.
Mr. Branson previously served as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office, District of South Carolina, in the Criminal, Civil and Appellate Divisions.
Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Branson served as an Infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he ultimately attained the rank of Captain. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006 and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008. For his service in Afghanistan, Mr. Branson was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with combat “V” for heroism. While at the University of South Carolina, Mr. Branson was an articles editor for the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business