J. Kirkman Moorhead

“My clients genuinely like me. It’s the reward of being able to empathize with others and do what it takes to help them out.”

John Kirkman “Kirk” Moorhead was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree From the University of South Carolina in 1988 and his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

Mr. Moorhead was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1994, after which he returned home to practice trial law. In April of 1996, he joined lawyer Steve Krause’s practice. Mr. Moorhead’s focus is criminal defense work and plaintiff’s trial work, particularly medical malpractice and wrongful injury cases. His bar admissions include the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Moorhead is known by his clients as a patient, hardworking attorney who genuinely looks out for their interests.

As he began practicing law, Mr. Moorhead also began what has now become a thriving family of four. He and his wife of twenty years stay busy between baseball, soccer, swimming, fishing, dance, piano, homework, friends (young and old), family, and continued efforts to have fun and keep learning. It’s getting a little harder each year, but Kirk is determined to keep up with his kids.

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Disability
  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Negligence

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    J.D. ­ 1994
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
    B.S. ­ 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Multi-­Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Anderson County and Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • South Carolina Bar, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Member
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2000 ­ 2006

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