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Robert H. “Bobby” Hood founded the Hood Law Firm, LLC in 1985.  He focuses his practice exclusively in civil litigation, concentrating on commercial and corporate litigation including products liability, as well as professional malpractice, including a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bobby has earned a reputation for excellence among clients and peers. He holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating an attorney can receive. Bobby has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for more than 30 years, since its first publication, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and in South Carolina Super Lawyers. Bobby is also listed in Chambers USA, an elite listing of the country’s top attorneys. Bobby has tried hundreds of cases to verdict.


  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1969
  • B.A., University of the South, Sewanee, 1966


  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Chairman, Ethics Advisory Committee, 1983–1990
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • President, 1980–1981
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • President, 1985–1986
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • President, Charleston Chapter, 1997
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Board of Directors, 1987–1990
  • Network of Trial Law Firms
  • Product Liability and Advisory Council
  • Litigation Counsel of America


  • Best Lawyers in America, 1983-2019
    • Lawyer of the Year, Charleston SC – 2012 – Medical Malpractice Law,
    • Lawyer of the Year, Charleston SC – 2012 – Insurance Law
    • Lawyer of the Year, Charleston SC – 2014 – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Lawyer of the Year, Charleston SC – 2014 – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Best’s Guide to AAA Insurance Firms
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers (2008–2018)
  • 2012-14 Top 25 in South Carolina
  • Chambers USA, 2011 – 2018
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Estate and Probate Litigation
  • State Bar of South Carolina
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States