Morgan S. Templeton

Founding Shareholder

Mr. Templeton’s practice focuses upon complex litigation matters involving products liability, insurance coverage, bad faith, construction, and serious injuries.  He has tried more than 50 cases to verdict.  He has argued appeals in the Fourth Circuit, South Carolina Supreme Court, and South Carolina Court of Appeals.  Mr. Templeton has more than 60 reported decisions from trial courts and appellate courts in state and federal court.

Mr. Templeton has served as a faculty member of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Trial Academy and the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford Law School.

Prior to his work at Wall Templeton, Mr. Templeton served as an intern to the Honorable P. Michael Duffy, United States District Judge and also was a Special Assistant to the US Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi.

He is an “AV Preeminent” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, has been listed in the The Best Lawyers in America© since 2011, including Best Lawyers’ 2014, 2016, and 2017 Charleston, SC Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year,” and has been named a South Carolina Super Lawyer since 2012.  Mr. Templeton is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

 

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Education
  • Mississippi College of Law (J.D., 1998)
  • Mercer University (B.A., 1993)
Admitted to Practice
  • South Carolina Supreme Court (1998)
  • U.S. District Court – District of South Carolina (1998)
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (1999)
Practice Area
Professional Activities
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • American Board of Trial Advocates