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J. Boone Aiken III

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Boone Aiken is the firm’s senior shareholder and founding member of Aiken Bridges. His practice focuses on medical and other professional liability defense, commercial litigation, complex civil litigation and products liability. Boone served as general counsel to McLeod Health for 18 years (2003 – December 2021). Boone is also a certified mediator and mediates disputes in state and federal court.

Boone is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, carries an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell and has been repeatedly honored as a South Carolina Super Lawyer. The South Carolina Association for Justice awarded Boone the “Worthy Adversary Award” in 2014, their highest honor for a civil defense litigator.

A native of Florence, Boone holds a B.A. from Wake Forest University, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from The University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served on the South Carolina Law Review.

Bar Admissions

South Carolina, 1973
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1974
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1975


University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1973

Wake Forest University
B.A., Bachelor of Arts- 1969

Professional Associations and Memberships

South Carolina Bar Association
Florence County Bar Association, Past President
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Certified Circuit Court Mediator
Certified Circuit Court Arbitrator

Honors and Awards

Fellow, Amercian College of Trial Lawyers
SCAJ Worthy Adversary Award, 2014
South Carolina Super Lawyers
AV Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Leadership in Law Award, 2015