Most recently, Hanna served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable George C. James Jr., an Associate Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court. He previously clerked for the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee where he assisted committee members by drafting preliminary versions of bills and amendments, and also worked for the Judicial Merit Selection Commission.
“We are thrilled to have Fred join our team and expand our complex litigation and appellate practice,” said Jon Robinson, SMITH | ROBINSON Managing Partner. “Appellate litigation is a growing practice area for our firm and Fred’s experience will provide valuable insights for clients.”
“I look forward to working alongside the exceptional lawyers at SMITH I ROBINSON,” said Fred Hanna. “Serving clients with complex litigation needs is a challenging, yet rewarding opportunity.”
Hanna earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, Hanna served as the Students Works Editor of the South Carolina Law Review and he received the CALI Awards for Appellate Advocacy, Coastal Law, Legal Writing for the Courts, Legal Research, Analysis and Writing II, and Topics in Insurance Law. Hanna is also a Member of the Order of the Coif and Order of the Wig and Robe.
Prior to law school, Hanna graduated from Clemson University, Honors College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, magna cum laude, with a minor in Philosophy.
SMITH | ROBINSON grew out of the merger of two South Carolina law firms rich in history and public service. Predecessor firm Lee, Erter, Wilson, Holler, and Smith, LLC traces roots back more than 150 years in Sumter. The other preceding firm, DuBose Robinson Morgan, PC, evolved from its founding nearly 40 years ago in Camden. With nearly 20 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Sumter, and Camden, SMITH | ROBINSON combines the experience and successes of its predecessor firms and broadens its capabilities to serve the needs of its clients.
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