John S. Keffer

John S. Keffer was born in Philadelphia, PA, with family roots embedded in the Bartram Village section of Southwest Philadelphia.  Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, having served Honorably as a weapons loader on F-16 and A-10 Aircraft at Osan AB, Republic of South Korea, as well as Shaw AFB, South Carolina.

After his Honorable Discharge in October 1992, he completed his Undergraduate Degree from the University of South Carolina in 1995, Cum Laude. He received his Doctorate in Law from the University of South Carolina in May 1999 and has been practicing in the Sumter community since then.  

John has remained committed to the Sumter community and has invested his time and efforts in various civic activities, including the Sumter Rotary Club and the Sumter High School Booster Club. John has consistently invested his time and resources in the various Sumter Recreation and Parks Department’s youth activities and has volunteered as a coach for youth baseball, softball, basketball and football for many years.

In 2010, John was appointed by the Sumter County Legislation Delegation to serve on the Sumter School District Consolidation Committee in an effort to pro-actively address attendance lines between the two soon to be consolidated school districts.

John practices primarily in the areas of Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Family and Criminal Law.  

John is admitted to the following courts of law: State of South Carolina, United States District Court, District of South Carolina, United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals.

John and his wife, Susan, raise and share seven children. John and Susan are avid Gamecock fans and anxiously look forward to fall tailgates at Williams-Brice Stadium and Saturdays supporting the University of South Carolina. They also both enjoy the beach, boating and all things regarding the celebration of good wine!