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Nathan Hughey
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I am an attorney practicing in the South Carolina lowcountry. Officially, I am managing partner in Hughey Law Firm LLC headquartered in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Attorney Nathan Hughey is rated AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. Mr. Hughey’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. Nathan Hughey / Hughey Law Firm also received a Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell®, which is given to less than 4% of law firms nationwide based upon providing exceptional client service. Nathan Hughey has also been named to the Top Rated Lawyers in Transportation Law by Martindale-Hubbell and Legal Leaders. Nathan Hughey opened Hughey Law Firm in 2007, and the firm’s lawyers are responsible for over $85,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements.* “Our local and Statewide Bar would be well served if there were more attorneys whose personal and professional lives exhibited the high standards of practice and ethics as I have come to know to be the hallmark of Mr. Hughey’s life.” – A Past President of Charleston County Bar Association.

Mr. Hughey has been retained to speak on topics related to nursing home and assisted living litigation as well as protecting the elderly for many years. He also teaches nursing home and assisted living litigation and regulations to other attorneys annually and has authored extensive written materials regarding nursing home litigation, and South Carolinas medical malpractice rules. Many other firms retain Mr. Hughey on a regular basis to assist them in complex civil litigation and wrongful death matters.

Attorney Nathan Hughey graduated from the College of Charleston in 1996. He then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating in 2000. He joined Hood Law Firm LLC of Charleston that same year, where he became a partner. Mr. Hughey then joined Lourie Law Firm LLC in 2006, where he secured numerous victories for his clients. Mr. Hughey opened Hughey Law Firm LLC in 2007 to focus his efforts on civil litigation.

Mr. Hughey has handled numerous complex civil cases, including many wrongful death cases. He has handled many civil trials. He has argued before various state and federal courts in South Carolina and has argued before the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Mr. Hughey was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2000. He was admitted to the United States District Court, District of South Carolina, in 2001. He was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 2006.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the Charleston County Bar, the American Association for Justice, and South Carolina Association for Justice.
He is also a member of the Nursing Home Litigation section of the American Association for Justice. He is a former member of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association. Mr. Hughey was born in Columbia, South Carolina and now resides on Sullivan’s Island with his wife and three children. He is active in the community and his church. Mr. Hughey and Hughey Law Firm gave over $100,000.00 in 2012 to help those less fortunate, in addition to providing pro bono (free) legal services. The firm serves clients throughout South Carolina.

“As I have come to know Nate Hughey, he has become my primary choice for association in matters involving civil litigation outside of my particular practice area. I am totally comfortable in trusting my clients to Mr. Hughey’s representation. Not only does my personal experience confirm his high level of [knowledge] and ethical handling of such matters, the feedback I have received from my clients also confirms the same. Based upon such background, it is without reservation that I can attest to Mr. Hughey’s legal abilities and high ethical standards which he so vigilantly maintains while representing his clients.” – A Past President of the Charleston County Bar Association.

I have witnessed, on numerous occasions, Mr. Hughey contributes his time and financial resources to individuals in need and community projects in the Charleston area. Mr. Hughey has selflessly given up his time to help others who are in need. I am also aware that Mr. Hughey has extended Pro Bono legal services to persons unable to afford representation.” – A Past President of the Charleston County Bar Association.

Some of these settlements and verdicts were obtained while they were employed with other firms and some were obtained in connection with other firms. This list should not be considered as a description or characterization of the quality of the firm’s service or a guarantee of a specific result. Every case is different and must be evaluated on its own merit

Education:
J.D. - University of South Carolina School of Law - 2000
B.A. - College of Charleston - 1996

Bar Admission:
South Carolina Bar - 2000

Experience:
Owner, Injury Lawyer (Hughey Law Firm LLC d/b/a Hughey Injury Lawyers) 2007 - Present
Litigation Partner (Lourie Law Firm) 2006 - 2007
Litigation Partner (Hood Law Firm LLC) 2000 - 2006

Association:
Church of the Holy Cross (Youth Sunday School Teacher) 2013 - Present
Mount Pleasant Rec. Department (Youth Coach) 2010 - Present
South Carolina Association for Justice (Member) 2006 - Present
American Association for Justice (Member) 2006 - Present
South Carolina Bar (Member) 2000 - Present
Charleston County Bar Association (Member) 2000 - Present

Awards:
AV Peer Review Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers Association 2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2014
Client Distinction Award Martindale-Hubbell 2012

Publication:
South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Blog (Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect) 2013
South Carolina Personal Injury Law Site (South Carolina Personal Injury Law) 2008
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