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James B. “Jamie” Hood is a partner at the Hood Law Firm, LLC. He focuses his practice on civil litigation, including defense of products liability, commercial litigation, medical malpractice, admiralty, negligence, personal injury, construction litigation, medical malpractice and insurance coverage litigation. Jamie has extensive trial experience in multiple jurisdictions, having litigated cases across South Carolina and in Florida, New York, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

Jamie graduated with a B.A. from the University of the South in 1999.  He then earned his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2002.  Upon completion of law school, Jamie earned his LL.M. in Admiralty from Tulane University School of Law, where he was awarded the Edward A. Dodd Jr. Award, graduating with the highest grade point average of his graduating class. Jamie joined the Hood Law Firm in 2003.

Jamie is recognized by SC Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Chambers USA.


  • LL.M., Tulane University School of Law, 2003
    • Recipient of the Edward A. Dodd, Jr Award
  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2002
    • South Carolina Environmental Law Journal
    • John Belton O’Neal Inn of Court
  • B.A., University of the South at Sewanee, 1999


  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
    • President, 2021 – 2022
    • Executive Council, 2016 – 2021
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
    • President, 2018 – 2019
    • Board of Directors, 2008 – 2020
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Board of Directors, 2020 – 2022
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Network of Trial Law Firms
  • National Center for State Courts
  • American Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association


  • Widows and Orphans Society of the Charleston Medical Society
  • Propeller Club
  • Huguenot Society of South Carolina
  • St. Andrew’s Society
  • Hibernian Society


  • Civil litigation
  • Products liability - defense
  • Commercial litigation
  • Medical malpractice – defense
  • Insurance coverage
  • State Bar of South Carolina
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit