PARTNER

 
george-hearn
 
George M. Hearn, Jr.

Conway, South Carolina
Phone: (843) 248-3172
Fax: (843) 248-4911
Email: ghearn@sccoast.net

George M. Hearn, Jr. was born in Charlotte, NC in 1951, the son of George and Martha Hearn. He grew up in Rock Hill, SC where he graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1970. In 1974, he received a B.A. degree in economics from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1977.

George was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1977 and served as a clerk to The Honorable Chief Justice J. Woodrow Lewis of the South Carolina Supreme Court from 1977 to 1979. He served as a member of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline from 1983 until 1985 and was a member of the Executive Board from 1985 to 1986.

In 1986, he became a member of the South Carolina Board of Bar Examiners and served as Chairman of that Board from 1997 until 2008. George has been a speaker at numerous judicial and continuing legal education seminars throughout the state. In 2000, he received the Gold Compleat Lawyer Award. He is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts, with a focus on personal injury, product liability, domestic relations, and appellate law.
 
Areas of Practice:
 
  • Domestic Relations
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
 
  • Product Liability
  • Appellate Law
 
Bar Admissions:
  • South Carolina, 1977
Education:
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1977 J.D.
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1974 B.A.
Major: Economics
 
Honors and Awards
  • Gold Compleat Lawyer Award, 2000
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated since 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, 1983–1985 Member
  • Executive Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, 1985–1986 Member
  • South Carolina Board of Bar Examiners, 1986–1997 Member
  • South Carolina Board of Bar Examiners, 1997–2008 Chairman
  • Member of the South Carolina General Assembly, 2008 - 2012
 

Past Employment Positions:
  • South Carolina Supreme Court; Hon. Chief Justice J. Woodrow Lewis, Clerk , 1977–1979
  • Stevens, Thomas, Hearn, and Hearn, 1979-1986
  • Hearn and Corbett, 1986-1989
  • Hearn, Brittain, and Martin, PA, 1989-2010