Mediator's Profile


Phillip Ferderigos

Business Name: Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC
Phone: 843-577-7700

Phillip Ferderigos is certified as a Civil Mediator with the South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification, as well as holds an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating, representing the highest level of professional excellence, and served as an editor of the 2015 South Carolina Bar Association Deposition Procedure Handbook,  a concise reference manual of a deposition’s procedure in South Carolina and a go-to resource for lawyers during both depositions and trial, and practices in the areas of:

  • Alternative dispute resolution and mediation
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance defense
  • Products liability
  • Professional malpractice
  • Construction law
  • Insurance coverage
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Real estate and development
  • Toxic torts
  • Trucking and transportation
  • Appellate practice

Prior to entering private practice, he served as an intern with the Honorable Robert S. Carr, Federal Magistrate Judge for South Carolina. Ferderigos also served as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law, where he taught legal writing and research.


  • College of Charleston, B.A., summa cum laude
  • University of South Carolina, J.D.

Court admissions

  • All South Carolina Courts
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission

Professional Memberships

  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association

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