1411 First Avenue | Conway, South Carolina 29526

Peter L. Hearn Sr.

Peter L. Hearn Sr.


Fax 843-248-4911

Peter L. 'Pete' Hearn, Sr., was born in Charlotte, NC in 1954, the son of George and Martha Hearn. He attended Furman University and the University of Arizona where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing in 1976. Pete worked in his father's Ford dealership between 1977–1990. During this time he attended night classes in business and received his MBA from Winthrop University in 1980.

In 1990, he enrolled in the University of South Carolina School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctor Degree in 1994. In law school, Pete was a Julius B. Ness Scholarship recipient and was elected President of the Student Chapter of the S.C. Trial Lawyers Association.

Following law school, he served as a clerk to Rodney A. Peeples, Resident Circuit Court Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit. Peter began private practice in 1996 and joined the firm of Hearn & Hearn in the Conway, South Carolina office in 2010. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Association for Justice, and the Injured Workers Association of South Carolina. He is an experienced trial attorney and handles wrongful death, personal injury, workers' compensation, social security disability, and premises liability.

Areas of Practice:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • Social Security Disability

Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1995


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1994 J.D.
    • Honors: Recipient, Julius B. Ness Scholarship
    • Honors: President, Student Chapter–S.C. Trial Lawyers Association
  • Winthrop University, 1980 M.B.A.
  • University of Arizona, Arizona, 1976 B.S.
  • Major: Marketing

Honors and Awards:

  • Compleat Lawyer Award, 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated since 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • South Carolina Bar Member
  • American Bar Association Member
  • South Carolina Association for Justice Member
  • Association of South Carolina Claimant Attorneys for Workers' Compensation Member

Past Employment Positions:

  • Rodney A. Peeples, Resident Circuit Court Judge, Second Judicial Circuit, Law Clerk
  • Morton and Hearn, PA, 1995-1996
  • Hearn, Brittain, and Martin, PA, 1996-2010

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