E. Hood Temple

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Florence, South Carolina

Hatfield Temple Law, LLC
E. Hood Temple
Hatfield Temple Law, LLC

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1989

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

Hatfield Temple Law, LLC

170 Courthouse Square
PO Box 1770
Florence, SC 29503 Visit website


One of the founding partners of the Florence-based firm Hatfield Temple, E. Hood Temple brings over three decades of legal experience to the table. A dedicated and committed workers’ compensation attorney, he diligently assists the employees of South Carolina to claim benefits involving the following causes:

Work-related injuries
Occupational illness 
Falls from heights
Construction site accidents, factory accidents
Aggravation of an already existing condition
Repetitive stress injuries 
Mr. Temple represents employees from a variety of professions and industries and is dedicated to protecting their rights and securing the maximum compensation they are entitled to. He is a strong advocate for his clients and works tirelessly to ensure that their rights as employees are upheld. He takes a highly personalized approach to each case and ensures that it is handled with the utmost competence. He understands that every client has unique expectations for their case and works hard to provide reliable, tailored legal representation to meet those needs.

Well-respected by legal practitioners across the nation, Mr. Temple has built a reputation for being one of the most honest, committed and always dependable and accessible attorneys. He was named by the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group as one of the Top 100 Injured Workers’ Attorneys in the U.S. consecutively for two years. He was peer-review rated AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell. 

An alumnus of the 1986 batch of Wofford College, Mr. Temple earned his Bachelor of Arts degree here. Later, in 1989, he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. 

*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

Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 70% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1989, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://www.htlawsc.com/attorneys/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Injured Workers' Advocates (Past President, Executive Board, Member)
  • AV Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence by Martindale-Hubbell
  • WILG (Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (Member, Top 10 Workers' Compensation Attorneys)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • Association of South Carolina Claimant Attorneys for Workers' Compensation (Member, Executive Board)
  • Florence County Bar Association (Member, Past President, Past Treasurer)
  • South Carolina Association for Justice (Member, Executive Board, Board of Governors, State Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Section, Alliance for Legislative Education Trustee, Recipient of the Public Citizen Award)
  • South Carolina Bar (Member, Twelfth Judicial Circuit Delegate; Executive Counsel; Chairman Workers' Compensation Section)
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Wofford College (President of Student Body 1985-86), 1986

Office location for E. Hood Temple

170 Courthouse Square
PO Box 1770
Florence, SC 29503

Phone: 843-662-5000


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

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