Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr. was born in Newberry, South Carolina on December 12, 1964 to the late Eugene C. Griffith and the late Anne Bruner Griffith, both also of Newberry, South Carolina.
Judge Griffith attended Newberry Academy and Newberry High School. Upon graduation from high school he attended the College of Charleston before transferring as a freshman to the University of South Carolina. He was admitted to the South Carolina Honors College where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1987. In 1990 he was awarded his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Judge Griffith served as clerk to the Honorable James E. Moore and also the Honorable John P. Gardner in the Court of Appeals.
In 1992 Judge Griffith went into private practice re-opening the office formerly operated by his father and grandfather, the late Judge Steve C. Griffith. He practiced under the name Griffith Law Firm before joining his father-in-law, Don S. Rushing, in 1997, to open Rushing & Griffith, P.C.. In addition, Judge Griffith served as Special Prosecutor for the Eighth Judicial Circuit from 2005-2009 and as attorney for the City of Newberry from 1994 through 2009. He is a former member of the S.C. Association for Justice and American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar and the Newberry County Bar.
A Newberrian at heart, Judge Griffith has been active in many civic and community organizations, including: the Newberry County Public Defender Corp., Newberry County Country Club Board of Directors, the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce, the Newberry County Tax Advisory Committee; Assistant Coach and Head Coach of Prosperity Recreation Department Dixie Youth Baseball Teams; Past Administrative Board Chairman, Treasurer and Finance Committee member and Youth Group Coordinator for Central United Methodist Church.
Judge Griffith is married to the former Elizabeth Rushing of Lancaster, South Carolina. They are the proud parents of Cannon, Geena and Patrick.