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/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.
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 a 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 & 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 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 dealing with people in a professional setting. Seeing his parents strive and succeed in their business instilled an entrepreneurial spirit in Phillip that has led him into several restaurant and franchise projects, residential and commercial real estate ventures, and telecommunications investments. Ferderigos is married to the love of his life, Lauren, and they have two children.