Hugh L. Willcox, Jr.

Hugh L. Willcox, Jr. was born in Florence, South Carolina on February 27, 1946. Hugh’s grandfather, Fred L. Willcox, was one of the firm’s founders.. He has been recognized by the American Board of Trial Advocates, which made him a Fellow in 2001, for his extensive and respected trial work.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of First Federal of Charleston and the Board of Directors of First Southeast Insurance Services. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Motel Associates which owns and operates two motels and four restaurants in the Florence area. As a result, he has been active in property and banking matters for a number of years, including having served as Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

Mr. Willcox is an avid hunter and a member of numerous conservation organizations, including Ducks Unlimited, South Carolina Wild Turkey Federation, and Quail Unlimited. Willcox has long been an active member of the Florence Kiwanis Club, where he has served on its Board of Directors and as its President. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the University of South Carolina Alumni Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Florence Museum. He has also served on the vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Practice Groups

  • Banking
  • Civil and Business Litigation and Appeals
  • Complex Trials
  • Negligence Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate

Education

  • University of South Carolina, B.S. 1967
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. 1971

Admitted

All courts in South Carolina

Memberships

  • Florence County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association (Member, House of Delegates, 1977-1981; Resolution of Fee Disputes Board)
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Assocation (Member, Executive Committee, 1984 – 1989)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • American Counsel Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Southeastern Claims Association

Activities

  • Avid Hunter and member of numerous conservation organizations including Ducks Unlimited, South Carolina Wild Turkey Federation and Quail Unlimited.
  • Florence Kiwanis Club
  • Board of Directors of the University of South Carolina Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors of the Florence Museum
  • Vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church