Willard D. (Bill) Hanna, Jr.

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Murrells Inlet, SC

Hanna Law, P.A.
 | 3401 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone: 8436519000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Willard D. (Bill) Hanna, Jr., is the founder of Hanna Law PA in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Serving clients throughout Horry and Georgetown counties and the surrounding areas, Mr. Hanna focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death claims, workers' compensation and insurance litigation. From his law firm, Mr. Hanna devotes his time and resources to helping individuals and families recover the compensation and benefits they need following a debilitating injury or devastating loss.

Having spent more than 25 years of his career defending insurance companies, Mr. Hanna gained invaluable insight into the tactics insurance providers use to reduce or deny claims. Armed with this experience, he is able to devise effective strategies while fighting to secure the maximum amount possible for his plaintiff clients. Along with being an aggressive litigator, Mr. Hanna is also a certified mediator and arbitrator, possessing the skills and experience necessary to protect the rights and best interests of those adversely affected by another party's negligence or wrongdoing.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 1969, Mr. Hanna attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1974. The South Carolina Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and both the South Carolina Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Committed to both his practice and his community, Mr. Hanna is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Horry County Bar Association and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. He also volunteers for several local youth sports programs, and he is involved with the Rotary Club of Murrells Inlet.

Recognized for his service and professionalism as well as his high ethical standards, Mr. Hanna has received a number of awards and honors throughout his career, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

*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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (30%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Business Litigation (30%)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%): Arbitration, Mediation

Workers' Compensation (20%)

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Arbitration, Mediation


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018

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About Willard Hanna, Jr.

Admitted: 1974, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.hannalawpa.com


  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Arbitrator and Mediator in State and Federal Court, 1990

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U. S. District Court for the State of South Carolina
  • South Carolina Bar, Member
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Horry County Bar Association, Member
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Member
  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • U. S. Fourth Court of Appeals
  • South Carolina Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Recreational and AAU Baseball Coach
  • Beach Ball Classic Basketball Tournament, Founding Member
  • Murrells Inlet Rotary Club, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest Lecturer at the Charleston School of Law, 2011

Educational Background:

  • University of South Carolina, B.S., 1969
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Office Location for Willard D. (Bill) Hanna, Jr.

3401 Highway 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Phone: 8436519000


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Last Updated: 11/20/2017

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