Senior Counsel

John C. Duane


Former federal prosecutor John Duane applies his experience prosecuting criminal matters to his work representing clients harmed by defective medical devices, implants and drugs, as well as a variety of cases related to negligence, defective products and vehicle incidents.

John works with co-counsel to represent clients in national litigation who have been injured after receiving allegedly defective hip replacement devices, including DePuy® ASR™, DePuy® Pinnacle®, Biomet M2a-Magnum™, Stryker® Rejuvenate, Wright Medical Conserve® and Zimmer Durom®.  He was actively involved in In re Medtronic, Inc. Sprint Fidelis Leads Products Liability Litigation, a federal MDL involving people who suffered from injuries allegedly caused by heart defibrillator lead wires. He was also an integral part of the litigation involving the drugs Advair®/Serevent®, Trasylol®, Zicam® and Fen Phen®.

As an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina, John prosecuted cases in a variety of areas, including financial crimes, wire and mail fraud, corporate fraud and violent crimes. In this role, he also served as the lead trial attorney on several jury trials and trained new prosecutors in caseload management, procedures and trial technique. In 2004, John was the Assistant U.S. Attorney of the Year, Charleston Division.

Previously, John served as a law clerk to Senior United States District Judge C. Weston Houck, assisting with all phases of civil and criminal trials, including pre-trial and post-trial motions, evidentiary rulings and research in class actions, transportation and design defect cases, shareholder derivative actions and whistleblower actions.

Active in his community, John volunteers as a children’s soccer coach and contributes his time to various youth programs at his church. 


J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1998

B.A., College of Charleston, 1994

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina


American Association for Justice

American Bar Association

South Carolina Association for Justice

South Carolina Bar Association

Charleston County Bar Association