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Francis M. Hinson IV

Medical malpractice Attorney at Columbia, SC

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Brink Hinson

  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 17 years
    Illinois - IL Licensed
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IL
    Acquired N/A
    Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Francis

Learn Francis’s areas of practice.

Practice areas

Mr. Hinson focuses his law practice on civil litigation, regularly handling catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice and business litigation claims. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the state of South Carolina and the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Through pro hac vice admissions, Mr. Hinson has worked with cases in a multitude of states, including Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

After graduating from Furman University, Mr. Hinson worked in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina. In 2002, he moved to Columbia to attend graduate school. During law school, Mr. Hinson served on the University of South Carolina's Law Review, was a member of the Trial Advocacy Bar and competed on the school’s mock trial team. He earned academic recognition on the dean’s list and was the recipient of the University’s 2004 Karen Lee Award. While working on his juris doctorate, Mr. Hinson also earned an International Masters of Business Administration degree from the Moore School of Business, graduating at the top of his class. While in business school, Mr. Hinson worked as a teacher’s assistant in the statistics department.

Following completion of his MBA and law degrees, Mr. Hinson served as a law clerk on the South Carolina Court of Appeals for the Honorable Ralph King Anderson, Jr. Upon finishing of his clerkship, in 2007, Mr. Hinson joined the South Carolina office of a national practice group headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, advocating for clients throughout the United States. He has appealed cases to South Carolina’s Court of Appeals and presented oral argument before the South Carolina Supreme Court. In 2014, the National Trial Lawyers named Mr. Hinson one of South Carolina’s Top 40 Under 40 attorneys. He joined the Finkel Law Firm in 2015.

Away from the office, Mr. Hinson sits on the regional board of directors for the American Lung Association as well as the board of directors for the Contemporaries at the Columbia Museum of Art. He is a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and has been involved in coaching high school and middle school mock trial teams in the Columbia area.

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Finkel Law Firm LLC
1201 Main St
Suite 1800
Columbia, SC, 29201-3294

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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We wanted the best for our daughter and we received the best lawyer for our daughter. We love Brink! He is great at his job! The best actually! We were even told by other lawyers we had the best so that also eased our minds through the whole process too. He is so talented at his job and you will see that if you choose him. He's also a very likable guy too and we feel like we gained a friend. We highly recommend him!!!!
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Posted by Ed | January 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Brink provided me and my wife with excellent service. He was there to answer all of our questions. In the end he was prepared to present our case and negotiated an agreeable payment for us. If you are in need of an attorney to represent you I highly recommend Francis "Brink" Hinson.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney To Hire
I had a medical malpractice case that another attorney said he didn't want to take . This case fell in the hands of this firm with Frances *Brink* Hinson. Brink Hinson did an excellent job to get this case settled and closed in a timely matter. I don't think I would want anyone else to handle any future cases for family, friends or for myself if need be other than Brink Hinson. He always called me before he did anything for the case. He wanted to make sure I was ok with what he had to do for this case. I highly recommend this Attorney for your legal needs. Thanks Finkel Law Firm
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Posted by Dawna | July 15, 2017
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Accessible and knowledgeable
I appreciated Brink's patience with me in handling my case during our time of grief. I speak of his patience because during this ordeal it was difficult for me to process a lot of the information being presented to me. Brink was always available to update and repeat information, with patience, every time I called. If ever he was unavailable he would make it a point to get back to me in a short amount of time. He made himself available and I appreciated that very much. From my experience I would say Brink is an attorney who knows how to do his job and does it well.
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Posted by Frank | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Engaging
I hired Brink Hinson when he worked for a prior law firm and followed him to Finkel Law. Before I agreed to move my case I wanted to get to know the form and the team I would be working with. I liked the Finkel associates and partners and felt they were a good fit for me and would represent my case in a matter that I would be happy with. Bill Padget joined Brink and were a fantastic team to work with through all of the steps and meetings required for a lawsuit. My requirements were to be made aware of what was happening, understand the process, know the key dates, and have a brief call every couple of weeks to discuss the progress. Most attorneys do not want to involve their clients to that degree but Bill and Brink understood I was not trying to interfere with their work. I found them to be respectful of me and had a desire to work with me, involve me in the handling of my case. That was not the feeling I had with other firms I interviewed.
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Posted by Mary | May 19, 2016
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Extremely Helpful!
I had been trying to settle an auto accident where I was not at fault for almost two years. The insurance company was taking advantage of the situation and I was beyond frustrated. After hiring Mr. Hinson, it felt like a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. The settlement was reached in two weeks. I could have never gotten that far without him and appreciate all of the help so much!
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2016
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Medical malpractice suit
I am beyond pleased with the outcome of my case. Brink was able to settle my case before it went to trial for an amount that I am very pleased with. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Keely | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brink Hinson Review
Brink is one of the most knowledgable, passionate and honest professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His communication skills are beyond excellent, and his positive energy is infectious. I would highly recommend him to any one of my friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super smart and extremely nice guy!
Brink is so wonderful to work with. He provides clear explanations and is just so kind and helpful. Always gets back to you quickly and has all the info you need. I could not recommend him more!
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Mr. Hinson was excellent in helping with my case and helped with issues that arose in a timely and compassionate manner. He was always available on the phone/email and responded to my queries promptly. Above all he is a great human being who genuinely cares for his clients. I not only found an excellent attorney but a great friend as well. I would highly recommend him and his firm.
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Posted by Rob and Lisa | January 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, personable personal injury lawyer.
Mr Hinson came highly recommended. He was very personable, professional, and took a personal interest/concern in us and out case. He was a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable. We had endless questions and he worked hard to answer them in a timely manner. He made sure that we looked at every issue and fought for us appropriately. We were very satisfied with the results of our case.
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Posted by Lucy | November 15, 2015
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Review of Brink Hinson's representation in a veterinary malpractice case.
Brink Hinson was bold enough to take a veterinary medical malpractice case. Several other attorneys with equine experience refused to take this case. Brink Hinson studied the veterinary issues, became knowledgeable very quickly and brought the case to a settlement that was financially satisfactory to me and brought justice on behalf of my stallion. He has the ability to go from the science of a case to the pertinent legal issues. His skill in that area is impressive. He was professional and enthusiastic. I always felt that he was looking after my best interests. I have recommended him to many people and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Robert | October 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome to work with!
He was so easy to get in touch with and always kept me in the loop. Always talked to me like a regular person so I could understand lawyer talk! I would recommend him to anyone who needs someone to help them get what they deserve.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
  • Contingency 40%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Finkel Law Firm LLC
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Ralph King Anderson, Jr.
  • South Carolina Court Of Appeals
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Project Coordinator
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of South Carolina
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2006
  • Furman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Win Myat vs. Tuomey Regional Medical Center
  • Plaintiff's Verdict for $2,500,000


  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014


Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Francis
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brink and I worked on a birth injury case together. He is an excellent lawyer and a great advocate for his clients. It's been a joy to work with him, and I look forward to working on many other matters with him in the future."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brink is a fantastic lawyer with extensive experience in the medical malpractice field. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brink- he's a smart, hard-working and personable lawyer who will work diligently and efficiently to help his clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brink is truly a "go to" lawyer in South Carolina for medical malpractice. He is excellent, and I'm fortunate to work with him in representing clients dealing with serious injuries and wrongful death. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Hinson for 20 years and have come to trust his counsel and advice. I can attest to his work ethic and his focus on client needs to resolve their matters in a way that maximizes their compensation for their injuries. I would recommend him generally for Medical Malpractice suits and specifically birth related injuries."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brink is a passionate advocate for his clients, who strives tirelessly to see justice done. He’s an excellent lawyer with a diverse skillset in litigation. He puts his heart and best effort into his cases and always puts his clients’ best interest at the forefront."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brink is a rising star in the medical malpractice arena and has litigated and tried major cases throughout the United States."
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Columbia Medical malpractice Lawyer Francis M. Hinson IV
Francis M. Hinson IV
Medical malpractice Attorney
Columbia, SC
Licensed for 17 years