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Dale Ernest Akins

Dale Ernest Akins

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Insurance Fraud, Brain Injury, Wrongful Death

About Me

Dale Akins is a civil trial lawyer.  He has been actively practising in GA and SC since 1991.  His wife, Sally Akins, is a partner in the Savannah defense firm Ellis Painter Ratteree & Adams.


Dale has handled a number of high profile cases involving a variety of legal issues, and his focus is on personal injury.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
  3. Insurance Fraud: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
  5. Brain Injury: 10%



Contingent (33-45%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Dirk Julius Derrick

    I endorse this lawyer for his practice in auto accidents!


    Dirk Derrick Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Alan Harley

    Dale is a superb lawyer. He is hardworking, diligent and well-known not only in his community, but around the courthouses. If I ever had a personal legal matter involving the need for a trial lawyer, Dale would be the one I would hire. I've known Dale since my days at Furman University and followed his career. I am fortunate to be back in SC and have the privilege to work on cases with Dale.


    David Harley Education Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

6 Johnston Way, Unit A, Second Floor
Po Box 1547
Bluffton, SC, 29910


SCGood Standing199203/07/2013
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199107/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Milton Clarke Barwick Pleading and Practice AwardMercer Law School1991

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/AAkins Law Firm, LLC2006 - Present
PartnerNovit, Scarminach & Akins1992 - 2006
N/AA. Parker Barnes & Associates, P.A.1991 - 1992

Association NamePosition NameDuration
South Carolina BarBoard of Governors2007 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DivisionChairman1995 - 1997
South Carolina Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
U.S. Fourth Circuit Judical ConferenceN/AN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer Univ-W.George L.SN/Alaw1991
Furman UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
GDLA 2009 Annual Meeting, Grand Cayman IslandEthics from the Plaintiffs PerspectiveN/A