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Eric Christopher Hale

DUI and DWI Attorney at Columbia, SC

4.8   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2003
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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


Clarkson & Hale, LLC
1044 Wildwood Centre Drive
PO Box 287 (29202)
Columbia, SC, 29229

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Posted by Donavon | January 24, 2015
great lawyer
Great lawyer got my dui case dismissed. Kept me informed every step of the way. Eric Hale really does what he can do to help you in your case. Great guy!
Posted by kristen | October 21, 2014
problem solved
Great guy and better lawyer!! Appreciate everything that he did for me. We all make mistakes and if you ever need someone you can trust and is looking out for you, Eric Hale is the person to call!
Posted by Joseph s. | March 23, 2013
Above and beyond expectation!
Eric, I have good news to share..." That was what Eric first said when I answered his phone the other day and I knew he got what I wanted. That was just a little over one month after I got arrested for a stupid mistake I made on that faithful afternoon. Yes, my case was dismissed and gone to diversion program; the best possible I can ask for. I found Eric on AVVO. I figured if so many people have good words for him, he must be doing something right. But one thing did worry us is his clients are mostly DUI related with only a few criminal defense case. But after I contacted 4 different criminal defense lawyers, what Eric said hit with me the most. With me as an immigrant without a US citizenship, he was able to immediately identify the most important issues with my cases after I talked to him. And more importantly, the expected results and the way he said he would present my cases to the prosecutor is exactly what I wanted. Also, he charges reasonable legal fee. For the results and the time it took to get the result, it is worth every penny of it. The rest is just played out as he said it would. I was informed every step of the ways and know exactly what I should do and should not do (don’t bother him too much, just let him do the works. :-). One thing that impressed me the most is his hard-working attitude and his ability to get to the point so fast, talk fast and even type fast. No nonsense. Straight business. Love it!! Eric delivered above and beyond our expectation! He is the man! Thanks again!
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2018
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Review of Mr. Eric Hale’s service
Mr. Eric Hale made me feel very comfortable and gave me assurance that everything was going to be ok. He exceeded my expectations with the results he was able to achieve . I highly recommend his service to anyone. I was very nervous and overwhelmed mentally but he handled everything. The only complaint I had at all was that I would have liked more contact through the process. I emailed several times though and promptly received the answers I needed.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Clarkson & Hale, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Founder
  • Law Office of Eric Hale, LLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Supervising Attorney
  • Weston Adams Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Commercial Litigation Attorney
  • Korn Law Firm
  • 2003 - 2008
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  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 2003


  • South Carolina Bar Association Sub Committee Task Force
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Master-In-Equity Bench Bar CLE
  • Foreclosures and Evictions
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Hale is very professional and experienced."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is an exceptional lawyer and I fully recommend him. He is hardworking, honest, and a great lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred clients to Mr Hale. He does an excellent job and is a vigorous advocate for his DUI clients."
Criminal defense