John Paul Simkovich is an associate in GWB’s Charleston, South Carolina, office.  He received his B.S. degree from Clemson University in 2011 and his J.D., cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2014.  While in law school, he was the Executive Articles Editor for the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal and the recipient of CALI awards for Legal Writing and Evidence. John Paul previously served as the law clerk to the Honorable Steven H. John of the South Carolina Fifteenth Judicial Circuit.

His practice includes all aspects of civil litigation at both the state and federal level.  John Paul is a member of GWBs Litigation Practice Group, where he defends corporations, businesses, and individuals in matters related to complex business litigation, commercial transactions, construction, products liability, and professional liability.

John Paul focuses a significant portion of his practice on representing businesses and corporations in complex commercial litigation matters.  He frequently defends clients in matters concerning:

  • Business Torts
  • Contracts
  • Insurance
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Premises Liability


  • J.D., Cum Laude, University of South Carolina School of Law, 2014
  • B.S., Cum Laude, Clemson University, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2014


Honors and Awards

  • Best Oralist Award for best Oral Argument 1L Year
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award winner

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development  Center