Attorneys

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.

Education

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

Flagler College (B.A. 1996)

CAUTION - Before you proceed, please note: Do not send us any confidential information. By clicking “accept” you agree that our review of the information contained in your e-mail and any attachments will not create an attorney-client relationship between you and any lawyer in our firm and will not prevent any lawyer in our firm from representing a party in any matter where that information is relevant, even if you submitted the information in a good faith effort to retain us, and, further, even if that information is highly confidential and could be used against you. Our firm collects debts for mortgage lenders and other creditors. Any information you convey to us will be used for that purpose. However, if you have previously received a discharge in bankruptcy, our response to you should not be construed as an attempt to collect a debt but only as an effort to respond to your inquiry or to enforce a lien against the property.