Hutson S. Davis, Jr.

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Bluffton, South Carolina

Johnson & Davis, PA
Hutson S. Davis, Jr.
Johnson & Davis, PA

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1972

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021

Johnson & Davis, PA

10 Pinckney Colony Road
The Victoria Building, Suite 200
Bluffton, SC 29909 Visit website


A zealous professional with 50 years of legal experience, Hutson S. Davis Jr. is a shareholder of the law firm Johnson & Davis, PA, located in Bluffton, South Carolina. He focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense, professional liability defense, personal injury and other general civil litigation matters. 

With experience handling a spectrum of medical negligence allegations, Mr. Davis is familiar with medical procedures and the industry. He protects the rights of health care professionals who are shown in a negative light. He explores every case to understand its facts and constantly monitors changes and developments in the case. He offers his clients the most effective defense, helping them protect their professional licenses and have a clean record, when possible.

Born in Albertville, Alabama, Mr. Davis completed his Bachelor of Arts in history in 1969 at the University of South Carolina, where he was a part of its debate team and won the Atlantic Coast Conference debate championship. He pursued his legal education at the University of South Carolina School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1972. While there, he served as a member of the Blue Key Honor Society and the Sigma Nu Fraternity.

A former captain of the United States Air Force JAG Corps, Mr. Davis also functioned as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of South Carolina. He entered private practice in 1976 and has gone on to build a positive reputation since then. He is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of South Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Customs Court and the United States Supreme Court. He is also certified to mediate civil cases.

For Mr. Davis’ professionalism and high ethical standards, he is rated the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. He is affiliated with legal organizations such as the South Carolina Bar, the American Bar Association, the Beaufort County Bar Association and the Hilton Head Island Bar Association. 

Mr. Davis has published a number of articles for renowned journals. Furthermore, he frequently lectures for medical professionals and at several continuing legal education seminars such as those organized by the South Carolina Medical Association and the National Business Institute.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Medical Malpractice

  • 90% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Defense

First Admitted: 1972, South Carolina

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Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Insurance Service of Beaufort vs. Aetna, 966 F.2d 847, C.A.4 (S.C.)
  • Guinan vs. Tenant Health Systems, et. al, 677 S.E.2d 32, S.C. App., May 7, 2009 (NO. 4543)
  • U.S., ex rel. Bruce G. Lowman vs. Hilton Head Health System, L.P., et. al, 487 F.Supp 2d 682, D.S.C., April 24, 2007 (NO. C.A. NO: 9:05-2533PMD)
  • Bannister v. Ohio Cas. Ins. Co., 314 S.C. 388, 444 S.E.2d 528 (Ct.App. 1994)
  • H.G. Hall Const. Co., Inc. v. J.E.P. Enterprises, 283 S.C. 196, 321 S.E.2d 267 (Ct.App. 1984)
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers: 2013, 2014, 2015
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • South Carolina
  • Hilton Head Island Bar Association
  • Beaufort County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Customs Court
  • United States Court of Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
Educational Background:
  • University of South Carolina, B.A. in History, 1969

Office location for Hutson S. Davis, Jr.

10 Pinckney Colony Road
The Victoria Building, Suite 200
Bluffton, SC 29909

Phone: 843-815-7121


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021

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