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Dale Ernest Akins

Personal injury Attorney at Bluffton, SC

5.0   9 reviews

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About Dale

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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.

Licensed for 31 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 01/21/2023
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Melanie/Ron | August 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than pleased !
Dale handled our case promptly and professionally! He and his paralegal were understanding and very considerate of our sensitive case. We were more than pleased with the outcome of our case which settled in mediation without the need of trial.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Proficient and persistent
Stayed on top of my case until we got results with his wisdom and persistence.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
When Mr Akins was called upon to represent my company i could not have been more impressed. He was very candid in his handling of the case and showed the highest level of professionalism. We were very pleased with the outcome of the case and i would highly recommend Mr Akins to anyone in need of legal counsel.
Posted by JoAnn | July 6, 2015
Best lawyer in Bluffton
I can't say enough about Dale Akins & his staff. He did an excellent job on my case and I would highly recommend him. Very professional, knowledgeable, honest and someone who you can trust. Was very pleased in the job he did for me.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2010
automobile accident review
I trust Mr. Akins with my life. He walked me through all the steps to assure that he would be the attorney to handle my automobile accident to the fullest extent of the law. Thank you!
Posted by Mr. and Mrs. Paterson | April 9, 2010
A pleasant experience working with a true Professional!
We were thankful to have Mr. Akins represent us in our legal battle with an irresponsible driver. To say that Dale Akins displayed true professionalism, understanding and compassion ...would be an understatement! We were extremely satisfied with the outcome of our suit and would highly recommend Mr. Akins to anyone. Choose him for your attorney and watch him work hard for you!
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Posted by Ann | April 6, 2010
Dale Akins
I had an excellent experience with this lawyer in an auto injury case. Since the accident happened when I was visiting my mother, I had to work on it from out of town, and Mr. Akins and his law firm were enormously helpful in keeping me informed of what was happening and guiding me through the procedures necessary for the case. He was very good at the deposition taking and obtained for me a good and fair outcome. I highly recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by melba | April 6, 2010
Dale E. Akins
I am very pleased with Dale Akins as a person and as a lawyer. He is honest and hard working. I have and will refer him to others.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2010
I have contacted Mr. Akins throughout the years for legal advice. He is an impeccable lawyer, and person you can respect and depend upon.
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  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Akins Law Firm, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Novit, Scarminach & Akins
  • 1992 - 2006
  • A. Parker Barnes & Associates, P.A.
  • 1991 - 1992


  • Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
  • law
  • 1991
  • Furman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988


  • South Carolina Bar
  • Board of Governors
  • 2007 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Judical Conference
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Chairman
  • 1995 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Milton Clarke Barwick Pleading and Practice Award
  • Mercer Law School
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • GDLA 2009 Annual Meeting, Grand Cayman Island
  • Ethics from the Plaintiffs Perspective
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (17)
Endorse Dale
Car accident Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his practice in auto accidents!"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dale Akins is an intelligent attorney. He is someone I recommend for representation in South Carolina. Dale is hard working and truly compassionate when working with clients. He has the experience and tenacity to obtain verdicts in his clients favor. I am happy to endorse Dale Akins. Howard Spiva"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dale is a lawyer's lawyer! He gets the job done. I worked with Dale on a huge case in South Carolina where Dale helped secure a victory for a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Way to go Dale, keep up the great work!"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dale Akins is an outstanding attorney with substantial trial experience. Over the years, he has handled some of the biggest and most high profile cases in Hilton Head, Beaufort and the surrounding areas. I always confer with him on my cases arising in the lowcountry of South Carolina. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone seeking a reputable and experienced Personal Injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dale and I worked on a motor vehicle collision case together recently. He is smart, motivated and takes pride in his work. Thanks to his hard work, we had a very successful result. I wholeheartedly endorse him to anyone."
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Workers compensation
Personal injury
General practice
Brain injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Defective and dangerous products
Trucking accident
Lawsuits and disputes
Personal injury
Car accident

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Bluffton Personal injury Lawyer Dale Ernest Akins
Dale Ernest Akins
Personal injury Attorney
Bluffton, SC
Licensed for 31 years