Chad B. Hess

Chad B. Hess

  • Special Counsel

Chad B. Hess is a seasoned litigator and trial attorney who focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense in the Firm’s Charleston office.  Chad has significant experience in the defense of hospitals, physician groups, and nursing professionals in complex liability cases.  Chad has also defended dental professionals and oral surgeons in professional liability cases and a major pharmaceutical company against claims of adverse side effects.  Outside of healthcare, Chad often represents property owners in premises liability claims.  He is licensed in all South Carolina and Florida state and federal courts.

Chad began his legal career in Washington, DC, where he practiced with one of the nation’s oldest aviation and mass tort law firms.  There, he prosecuted aviation products liability cases and represented hundreds of minority farmers in one of history’s largest civil rights class actions against the federal government, obtaining the highest recovery for a single claimant.

A fourth-generation Floridian, Chad came under the spell of the South Carolina Lowcountry over twenty years ago and has remained captivated with the state’s rich culture and charming people ever since.  Outside of work, Chad enjoys spending time with his wife, twin sons, and their Boykin spaniel, as well as being active in his church and in anything having to do with salt water.


Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 1999)

Flagler College (B.A. 1996)

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