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Biff is a litigator in both trial and appellate venues and has argued multiple cases in the state appellate courts and in the United States Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He was most recently presented the C.C. “Cotton” Harness III Peace Award by the South Carolina Bar in recognition for his leadership in developing alternative dispute resolution in South Carolina. An honoree for the South Carolina Leadership in Law Awards, Biff has been consistently recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA. He is a Supreme Court of South Carolina Certified Mediator and Arbitrator and has mediated hundreds of cases. He was the 2014-2015 Chairman of the Dispute Resolution Section of the South Carolina Bar.

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  • South Carolina Bar

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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

  • U.S. Supreme Court



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

    - President, Student Bar Association

    - South Carolina Law Review

  • Clemson University, B.A.


  • South Carolina Bar C.C. “Cotton” Harness III Peace Award (2017)

  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Honoree (2016)

  • Best Lawyers in America

    - Bet-the-Company Litigation (2009-2020), Lawyer of the Year (2013)

    - Commercial Litigation (2001-2020)

  • South Carolina “Super Lawyer”

    - General Litigation (2008-2019), Top 25 List (2011)

    - Business Litigation and Top 25 List (2010)

  • Benchmark Appellate Local Star (2012)

  • Litigation Special Report Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation (2012)

  • Chambers U.S.A. America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2003-2017)

  • Benchmark Litigation Local Litigation Star (2009-2014, 2016)


  • American Bar Association

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

    - Member, Diversity Law Institute

    - Member, Trial Law Institute

  • Richland County Bar Association

  • South Carolina Bar

    - Former Chair, Dispute Resolution Section

    - Former Member, House of Delegates

  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association

  • Supreme Court of South Carolina Certified Mediator and Arbitrator


  • Communities in Schools-Columbia

    - Former Member, Board of Directors

  • Midlands Technical College

    - Former Commissioner

    - Former Foundation Member