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Dana Adkins

Personal injury Attorney at North Charleston, SC

4.5   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2010
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Dana Adkins graduated from law school in May 2010 and opened her own law firm the following December, after being sworn into the South Carolina Bar. She settled her first policy limits case for $150, as a solo attorney. Her client had been hurt in a low speed collision but required knee replacement surgery. She had been turned away by other firms, based on the circumstances of her collision. Dana states the satisfaction and pride she felt about helping this client was immense. It was then that she knew she wanted to dedicate her career to representing personal injury clients.

Since, Dana has celebrated many other victories on behalf of her clients, often through unflinching negotiations but at trial when necessary. Dana states she is most proud of having persuaded a client's insurance carrier to reform her automobile policy to include UIM coverage, based upon the way in which her electronic signature was obtained on the waiver. This client had lost her foot in a motorcycle accident, and the at-fault driver carried only minimum limits. For Dana, one of the happiest moments of her career was when she was able to tell the client she was going to receive additional insurance proceeds.

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5153 Celtic Drive
North Charleston, SC, 29405

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  15 customer reviews
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Posted by Laura | April 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Diligent and straightforward
Dana was in a science field before the law - meaning, she is "better than lawyer" smart - and she chose this work out of a true passion for helping people. She may not tell you what you want to hear, but she will tell you what you need to know. She is tenacious, and extremely concerned about the well-being of her clients.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Potential Client
Dana always competently and compassionately answers all of my family’s and my questions pertaining to any civil issues that arise.
Posted by Kenny | April 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would hire in a heartbeat!
Dana is committed to helping others. Her passion and skill make her the ideal lawyer for any legal matter. I have recommended her to both friends and family, me would hire her if ever the need arose.
Posted by Amy | April 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dana is Wonderful
I’ve had the pleasure of working with and referring Dana cases. Her wealth of knowledge and attention to detail - are what set her a part!
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She's awesome!
Dana is a tremendous lawyer. She cares about her clients and it shows! In considering other attorneys for my case, it was clear she was the right choice.
Posted by Andrea | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Caring
Dana was honest every step of the way. Explained all possible outcomes, even the ones we didn't want to hear. She cared about more than just our case. She cared about us, our life, everything else that was going on. She truly took a full interest in our lives and worked with us. She put her heart into our case and we couldn't be more grateful to have found her.
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
review of my attorney
I enjoyed working with Dana on my case. She was fair and called me out when I was being unrealistic on my desires and counseled me when what should have been number one in my mind was not. She was blunt and honest when she needed to be and was caring when she needed to be. I hope I never find myself needing to work with her again, but she is my top choice of attorney if I ever do.
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Posted by Mike | March 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer and Person
Dana is a great attorney who provided me with solid advice every step of the way. She was always available to answer my questions and gave me excellent guidance.
Posted by Suzanne | March 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Ms. Adkins helped me navigate through a very complicated legal situation. She provided sound advice and told me what the law said regarding the situation. She is very knowledgeable and a champion for her clients. I will always seek her expertise with any legal matter.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2014
great at what she does
Dana is very good at her job. She helped us with 3 different cases, and we won all 3 cases! I would definitely use her again & have already recommended her to friends & family. If you choose her you won't be dissapointed! She's serious about what she does and cares about her clients.
Posted by Carolyn | February 1, 2014
My hero
Ms. Adkins helped me finally start receiving my full retirement benefits from my ex-husband. He had been dodging the issue for 20 years and lives in another state. She pinned him down, got it straight, and took no prisoners. She explained every move she made to me and kept me in the loop through the entire process via phone and email. Would definitely go back for future legal advice.
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Posted by tracey | January 30, 2014
Dana was very helpful for my divorce & child custody. She really knows what she is doing & I recommend her to anyone that has ever asked me for a good lawyer
Posted by Amanda | January 30, 2014
Highly recommended
Dana is great. I have needed her services twice, and she has been great both times. She keeps her clients informed of what is going on. Dana has a small law firm, and the personal customer service you get with that is evident. She truly keeps your best interests at heart, and she guides you through each part of your case with dignity. I would recommend Dana to anyone.
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Posted by ruby | November 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
highly unprofessional
in her words, "it is not a priority to us to return emails requesting that is not yet available..." "those messages may take several days or even a week or two for us to respond." she was quick to anger when I questioned her and disagreed with your recommendations because it was not in my best interest for my surgery. She responds by saying she has no physical office, therefore when she refuses to respond via text, email or call, you have no choice but to wait. as for settlement funds being released, when I asked why it is taking so long after her office received my funds, her response was " this process is usually not more than 60 days but can sometimes take 90 days or longer." she is very aware that I have waited a year to have my surgeries and continues to hold my funds without appropriate reasons, none of which pertain to me and my case or insurance information. if you want an attorney to work quickly and efficiently for you, this is not your attorney.
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Posted by Robert | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst experience with a lawyer-stay away from her.
I had a terrible experience with Dana. She showed up over an hour late for our scheduled appointment. Her receptionist had no idea where she was. She was completely preoccupied with other matters, when she eventually showed up. Dana came across as very rude and aggressive. She raised her voice when I asked her a question. She screamed at me to "sit down" while I was in her office. Her office was a disaster. Boxes of files everywhere with sensitive information written on the box for anyone to see-social security numbers. I even had a hard time submitting payment to her. I mailed her a check, she said she never received it and emailed me every day until I submitted a credit card payment over the phone. I would never recommend her to anyone.
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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/ Attorney
  • Dana Adkins Attorney at Law, LLC
  • 2011 - Present


  • Charleston School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • BS - Bachelor of Science Biology
  • 2001


  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • South Carolina Association of Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • 2010 - Present
  • Center for Heirs Property
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Dorchester County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Successful Mediation of Complex Cases
  • Mediation
  • 2019
  • South Carolina Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Law Practice Management and Technology
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Dana
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Dana is a thoughtful and zealous advocate for her clients. She is skilled in legal reasoning, highly intelligent, and hard working. She also genuinely cares about the outcomes for all of her clients. I do not hesitate to refer clients to her."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I had the privilage of serving as Ms. Adkin's mentor when she first started her practice and have enjoyed watching her grow as an attorney. She is a great family law practitioner and works tirelessly to help her clients during very difficult times."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Dana on several matters. She's a tireless advocate for her clients. She genuinely cares about her clients and wants the best possible outcome fin each case. She's also active in the Dorchester County Bar Association and has organized various continuing legal education programs and other functions contributing to the quality of our bar association."
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dana is a wonderful lawyer. She understands the needs of her clients and works hard to achieve their goals. I would recommend Dana to anyone looking for a reasonably priced attorney to resolve a family law issue."
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dana and I have a very different approach to the practice of family law, and the fact that both she and I have happy clients in spite of that difference shows that being a great attorney goes beyond the X's and O's of litigation. While she and I have yet to square off as opposing counsel, from the way she handles her practice, her Guardian ad Litem work, and the professional aspects of her life in general, I can say without question that Dana is as organized, as thorough, and as thoughtful as any attorney out there, if not more so. This endorsement is supposed to be from me, of course, but I can also attest to how Dana is universally well-thought-of among colleagues in our small community of domestic practitioners. She is tough, no-nonsense, well-informed, detail-oriented, and very frank. I have referred people to her before, I and I will continue to do so in the future -- starting with you, Mr. or Mrs. Avvo Researcher."
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North Charleston Personal injury Lawyer Dana Adkins
Dana Adkins
Personal injury Attorney
North Charleston, SC
Licensed for 13 years
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