About This FirmAttorney 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 also received a Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell® in 2012, 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 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Transportation Law by Martindale-Hubbell and Legal Leaders. Nathan Hughey opened Hughey Law Firm in 2008, and the firm's lawyers are responsible for over $27,000,000.00 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 Sullivans 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.
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"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 contribute 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." - Same.
*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.
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Recreational Boating Accidents
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Claims Against Your Own Insurance
- Auto Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents and Recreational Accidents
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Giving Back to the Community and Contributions to the Cause of JusticeHughey Law Firm strongly believes it is important to give back to the communities where our clients live and work. Attorney Nathan Hughey and Hughey Law Firm gave over $100,000.00 to people of our local communities in need in 2012 and is on pace to beat that in 2013. This includes giving to help autistic children, inner-city churches and community centers, providing money to hire criminal defense lawyers to help those wrongly accused, providing funds for victims of child abuse, and providing our own legal knowledge and assistance in many civil cases for free - pro bono. We are a law firm that cares.
- Medical Malpractice
- Emergency Room and EMT Negligence
- Hospital Negligence
- Prescription Misfills
- Workers' Compensation
- Construction Defects
- Third Party Claims for Workplace Injuries
- Nursing Home Injuries
- Assisted Living and Home Health Care Injuries
- Elderly Health Care Law
- Civil and Business Litigation Maritime Law
Overall Client Ratingin Personal Injury5.0 out of 5.0Communication Ability4.8Responsiveness5.0Quality of Service5.0Value for Money5.0
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- Recommended by 3 Clients
- Last reviewed on 01/06/15
Average Peer RatingBased on this firm's rated lawyers4.6 out of 5.0Legal Knowledge4.7Analytical Capabilities4.6Judgement4.4Communication Ability4.7Legal Experience4.7
- Lawyers rated at this firm meet very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Hughey Law Firm LLC's Partners are Nathan Hughey and Stuart HudsonState Bar Summary
Nathan Hughey - South Carolina; Stuart Hudson, South Carolina and Georgia.ClientsRecent VictoriesClientsTHE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF SOME OF THE OVER $27,000,000.00 IN SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS OBTAINED BY NURSING HOME, CAR ACCIDENT AND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS AT THE HUGHEY LAW FIRM. 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 REPRESENTATION AND IN NO WAY SHOULD BE INTERPRETED AS A GUARANTEE OF A SPECIFIC RESULT FOR YOUR CASE. EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT AND MUST BE EVALUATED ON ITS OWN MERIT, AND THE VALUE OF EVERY CASE IS BASED ON SPECIFIC LEGAL AND FACTUAL CIRCUMSTANCES. TO SEE MORE INFORMATION ON THE DIFFERENT CASES OUR CHARLESTON PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS HAVE SETTLED, PLEASE SEE BELOW: $1.65M pretrial settlement reached in Wadmalaw Island wreck; Woman Injured In Dock Collapse Settles Claim For $1.625 Million; Prisoner collects $670K after van wreck; Plaintiff who lost hand in farm accident settles for $650,000; Estate Settles With Veterans Administration, Doctor In Medmal Dispute Over Cancer DiagnosisClients$600,000 Settlement; A Beaufort County woman who claimed a health clinic failed to diagnose her breast cancer for 14 months has settled a medical-malpractice suit for $575,000 in federal district court; Retirement Home Neglect Results in $500,000.00 settlement; etc.