J. Kirkman Moorhead


  • Positon: Attorney
  • Experience: 28 Years
  • Address: 2203 North Main St, Anderson, SC 29621
  • Phone: 864-225-9155
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John Kirkman “Kirk” Moorhead was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina. He graduated from TL Hanna High School in 1984 and thereafter 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. He has been practicing personal injury law now for over twenty-five years. Mr. Moorhead’s focus is plaintiff’s trial work and criminal defense work, with a particular emphasis on automobile wreck cases, complex truck wreck cases, motorcycle wreck cases, medical malpractice and other wrongful injury and wrongful death cases. He has successfully handled numerous DRAM shop actions, involving restaurants or bars that overserve intoxicated patrons who injure innocent third parties. His bar admissions include the Anderson County Bar association, the South Carolina Bar Association, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit 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.

Mr. Moorhead has served on the Boards of The Anderson County Arts Council, Hospice of the Upstate, and the Cancer Association of Anderson. He previously served on the Board of Governors for the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, now known as the South Carolina Association for Justice.

Mr. Moorhead is the son of Ada and his late father Sam, who was a practicing pediatrician serving Upstate South Carolina and North Georgia for thirty years. Mr. Moorhead is married to his wife of Twenty-six (as of 2020) years and has a teenage son and tween daughter. The Moorhead family stays busy with soccer, dance, football, tennis, homework, friends and family. They also spend a lot of time at Lake Hartwell boating and doing the other fun things you do at the lake. It’s getting a little harder each year, but Kirk is determined to keep up with his kids.

Kirk is proud to be a lawyer and gets a great deal of satisfaction out of helping each client with their needs. He would be honored to help you, too.

Areas of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

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


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

Honors & Awards

  • Multi-­Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • 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