Meet The Attorneys
Daniel J. Farnsworth, Jr.
Founder and Managing Member of Farnsworth Law Offices, LLC
After earning his law degree from the University of South Carolina, Dan served as a Law Clerk for Circuit Judge, Jackson V. Gregory, of the 14th Judicial Circuit in Beaufort, South Carolina. Dan then accepted a position as an Assistant Solicitor in Greenville, with the 13th Judicial Circuit, where he prosecuted violent crimes, drug cases and DUI charges, along with managing the Solicitor’s Office court docket. In 1996, Dan began his private law practice and also defended cases for the Greenville County Public Defender’s Office, including the defense of his first murder case in December of 1997, in which he won a Not Guilty verdict for his client.
After several years practicing law in Greenville, Mr. Farnsworth returned to South Central Virginia where he was raised, and established his second law office in rural Virginia. There he served two terms as President of the Tenth Circuit Bar Association and consecutive terms on the Board of Governors for the Virginia State Bar General Practice Section. Among the cases he handled in his Virginia practice, were Wrongful Death and Injury cases, Disability claims, Criminal and DUI charges, Real Estate transactions, Small Business formations, Contract disputes, and Wills and Estates.
Since returning to the Upstate full time in 2006, Mr. Farnsworth has focused for the last decade on cases involving Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse, Wrongful Death and Traumatic Injuries, and Police Misconduct claims. Dan has been selected as a National Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Legal Elite of the Upstate and has won verdicts in excess of Millions of dollars for his clients.
During his more than two decades of practice, Mr. Farnsworth has earned distinction at the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law, serves a member of the South Carolina Bar’s Fee Dispute Board, and has brought several new lawyers along through the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Lawyer Mentor Program.
Mr. Farnsworth graduated from Virginia Tech in 1991, with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and minor study in Political Science. While in college he served as Interfraternity Council President and on the University Commission on Student Affairs. He was selected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Fraternity, Order of the Gavel, and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.
Mr. Farnsworth earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1994. While in law school, Mr. Farnsworth was selected to serve as the Managing Editor of the South Carolina Environmental Law Journal and awarded the Justice Julius B. Ness Scholarship, along with membership in the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association and the Palmetto Law Society.
- Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Jackson V. Gregory, 14th Judicial Circuit, Beaufort, SC
- Assistant Solicitor, 13th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Greenville, South Carolina
- Defense Attorney, Greenville County Public Defender’s Office, Greenville, South Carolina
- Entered the Private Practice of Law in November of 1996.
- Became member of the Virginia Bar in February of 2000.
- Partner in the law firm of Baker, Williams and Farnsworth, Keysville, Virginia.
- Returned to Upstate South Carolina in December of 2006 with Olson, Smith, Jordan and Cox, in Easley, South Carolina.
- Resumed his private law practice in Greenville, South Carolina, in January of 2009.
John Kenneth (Jake) Erwin, Jr.
Jake graduated from Clemson University and earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina. During years of Criminal Defense practice in Greenville and Gaffney, South Carolina, Jake honed his skills becoming an exceptional trial lawyer. Jake is held in high regard by lawyers throughout the Upstate and has continued to benefit from the relationships he’s developed to help his clients win their cases. Jake focuses his practice on DUI defense and defending Criminal charges in both State and Federal Courts, along with pursuing Police Misconduct and Civil Rights violations, and helping clients with Injury Law matters.