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Hood, Robert Holmes
172 Meeting Street Charleston, SC
Phone: (843) 577-1201
Fax: (843) 722-1630


Current Employment Position(s)

Senior Partner

Lawyer Overview

Bobby was born in Charleston, South Carolina on October 5, 1944. He is a graduate of the University of the South (B.A., 1966) and the University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1969) where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi Fraternity and was a member of the South Carolina Law Review.

He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar, United States District Court, District of South Carolina and United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit in 1969. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1987. Mr. Hood was Assistant Attorney General of the State of South Carolina from 1969 to 1970. He is a member of the Charleston County and American Bar Associations, the South Carolina Bar (Chairman, Ethics Advisory Committee, 1983 – 1990), South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (President, 1980-81), Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (President, 1985-1986), Federation of Insurance 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).

Mr. Hood is listed in The Best Lawyers in America under civil trial and corporate trial categories, in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and in Best’s Guide to AAA Insurance Firms . His areas of practice include commercial litigation, construction, medical and legal malpractice, personal injury, product liability, including drug and medical devices, toxic torts and general civil litigation.


Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability

Representative Clients

  • Center for Claims Resolution
  • Jefferson Pilot Fire & Casualty
  • South Carolina Medical JUA
  • St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance

Representative Cases


Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1969
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Charleston County Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • South Carolina Bar Association, 1983 - 1990 (Chairman, Ethics Advisory Committee)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association, 1980 - 1981 (President)
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, 1985 - 1986 (President)
  • Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Charleston Chapter, 1997 (President,)
  • Defense Research Institute, 1987 - 1990 (Board of Directors)

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Civil Trial and Corporate Trial
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Best's Guide, AAA Insurance Firms

Past Employment Positions

  • The State of South Carolina, Assistant Attorney General, 1969 - 1970


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1969
    Honors: Member, Phi Delta Phi Fraternity

    Law Review: South Carolina Law Review, Member
  • University of the South, 1966

Published Works

  • Neutralizing the Plaintiff's Atmosphere in the Courtroom Defense Research Institute Monograph, 1987


  • John Holloway, South Carolina National Bank, Board of Charleston
  • Larry Collins, Collins Office Supply
  • Lester Butler, South Trust Bank