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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.

EDUCATION

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

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

  • 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

HONORS

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012-2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2019
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