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J. Blanton O’Neal, IV

Blanton O'Neal


Direct Dial:  843.577.1211

John Blanton O’Neal IV is a partner at the Hood Law Firm, LLC.  He focuses his practice on civil litigation, construction litigation, insurance law, environmental law, commercial litigation and products liability litigation. Blanton has more than ten years of litigation experience in state and federal courts in South Carolina.  Blanton is also a certified mediator. Blanton attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received his B.C.E., in 1996.  He then earned his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2000.

Practice areas

  • Construction litigation
  • Insurance law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Products liability
  • Environmental law

Court admissions

  • State Bar of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina


  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2000
  • B.C.E, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996

Professional memberships and affiliations

  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers