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D. Nathan Hughey

D. Nathan Hughey

Practice areas:

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Slip and Fall Accident

About Me

I am the owner of Hughey Law Firm Injury Lawyers.   

I am a husband, a father, and a person who seeks to help better the lives of the clients that I am fortunate enough to represent.  I am a Charleston, South Carolina personal injury lawyer who loves his job representing people in auto accidents, nursing home claims, wrongful death cases, brain injury litigation, assisted living abuse, premises liability claims, defective products, trucking accidents, workplace injuries, and a variety of claims.  

I am rated AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®  and has received a Client Distinction Award several years running from Martindale-Hubbell® in 2012, which is given to less than 4% of law firms nationwide.  I teach other lawyers continuing legal education on litigation and nursing home matters.  I am heavily involved in community service, charities, community groups, recreation sports and other programs for children, and I believe I have been very much blessed to be able to do this for a living

We would love to work with your law firm or you individually if you have a legal claim.  We handle referral cases 50/50 consistent with SC Bar Rules on joint responsibility and since 2007 have recovered over $32,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements.  Each case is different and must be evaluated on its own merit. This is not intended to create an expectation about results the lawyer can achieve.  Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients as each case must turn on its own specific facts and circumstances.  "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.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 50%
    14 years, 150 cases
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    15 years, 300 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    15 years, 500 cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 8%
    15 years, 100 cases
  5. Slip and Fall Accident: 7%
    14 years, 100 cases



Contingent (1-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Ryan Schwartz

    I've worked with Nate and his firm on a few cases. Very professional and knowledgeable. I will continue to work with him and his firm.


    Ryan Schwartz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Arthur Stuart Hudson

    Razor sharp attorney. One of the most skilled lawyers in the state.


    Arthur Hudson Health Care Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Hughey Law Firm LLC

1311 Chuck Dawley Blvd.
Suite 201
Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464



SCGood Standing200005/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner, Injury LawyerHughey Law Firm LLC d/b/a Hughey Injury Lawyers2007 - Present
Litigation PartnerLourie Law Firm2006 - 2007
Litigation PartnerHood Law Firm LLC2000 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Church of the Holy CrossYouth Sunday School Teacher2013 - Present
Mount Pleasant Rec. DepartmentYouth Coach2010 - Present
South Carolina Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
South Carolina BarMember2000 - Present
Charleston County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
1.65M pretrial settlement reached in Wadmalaw Island wreck by Attorney Nathan Hughey$1.65 million
$1,625,000.00 settlement Tucker v. Moore and Elliott Realty, Inc.$1,625,000.00 settlemen
$875,000.00 Assisted Living Neglect Case$875,000.00 to client

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Publication NameTitleDate
South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect BlogNursing Home Abuse and Neglect2013
South Carolina Personal Injury Law SiteSouth Carolina Personal Injury Law2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawN/AUnknown2000
College of CharlestonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NBIPersonal Injury Litigation2013
NBISouth Carolina Injury Law2010
CLE - South Carolina Professional Negligence CasesCLE - South Carolina Professional Negligence Cases2009
NBI Seminars CLE - South Carolina Professional Negligence CasesCLE - South Carolina Professional Negligence Cases2007