Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
Practice Areas
  • Spanish
  • B.S., College of Charleston, 2005, magna cum laude
  • I.M.B.A., Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, 2009
  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2009, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • South Carolina, 2009
  • United States District Court, 2011
78 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401

John (Layton) Ruffin

Senior Counsel
Professional Affiliations

Layton Ruffin concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and healthcare law, providing counsel on a range of matters including healthcare, commercial transactions, purchasing, leasing, and commercial real estate leasing arrangements.

Prior to joining Moore & Van Allen, Mr. Ruffin practiced with a boutique law firm that focused on complex litigation. In this capacity, Mr. Ruffin litigated matters in state and federal court and tried numerous multi-week cases to verdict. Additionally, he has argued multiple cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and South Carolina Supreme Court.

Of Note

  • International legal experience through clerkship in Lima, Peru for the law firm Rodrigo ElĂ­as & Medrano Abogados
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Terry L. Wooten, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Margaret B. Seymour, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • South Carolina Law Review
  • CALI Awards, Contracts I, Torts II, Income Tax, and Criminal Law

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Florence County Bar