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 twenty 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.