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John A. Hagins, Jr.

Attorney John (“Johnny”) A. Hagins, Jr. is highly experienced in business, product liability, and personal injury litigation and has been with Covington, Patrick, Hagins, Stern & Lewis, LLC since 1994, where he currently serves “Of Counsel.”

Johnny earned his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1963. Since graduation, he has served in several prestigious service positions, most notably, as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and House Judiciary Committee from 1966-1970.

In 1993, Johnny was a recipient of the “Compleat Lawyer” Platinum Award. He served as President of the South Carolina Bar Association from 1992-1993 as well as serving as President of the S.C. Trial Lawyers Association (now known as the South Carolina Association for Justice) in 1973 and for the Greenville Bar Association in 1989. His experience in personal injury and product liability litigation has enabled him to serve on the Governor’s Arson Study Committee, the State Commission on Human Affairs, and the Governor’s Committee on Mental Health. Johnny has also served on the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents and the S.C. Bar Foundation Board, is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Charleston School of Law, and is on the Partnership Board of Directors of the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is a co-author of the S.C. Bar “Standards of Professional Responsibility.”


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, LL.B. and Juris Doctor, 1963
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., Economics, 1960
  • Camden High School, 1956

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    National Conference of Bar Presidents
    Southern Conference of Bar Presidents, Chair
  • South Carolina Bar Association
    President, June 1992-1993
    Treasurer, 1989-1991
    Secretary, 1988-1989
    Chairman of House of Delegates, 1985-1987
    Board of Directors of S.C. Bar Foundation
    Life Fellow of S.C. Bar Foundation
    Bench-Bar Committee, S.C. Supreme Court
    Board of Governors, 1985-1986
    House of Delegates, 1970-1986
    Chairman CLE Committee, Division of the Bar, 1974-1982
    Circuit Vice-President
  • South Carolina Association for Justice (formerly SC Trial Lawyers Association)
    President, 1973
    Vice-President, 1971
    Board of Directors
  • Greenville Bar Association
    President, 1989
    Program Chairman, 1987
  • Governor's Arson Study Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, "Young Man of the Year," Camden, 1966
  • Compleat Lawyer Award (Platinum), University of South Carolina School of Law, 1963


  • “Standards of Professional Responsibility,” co-author, South Carolina Bar Association
  • "Legislative Report," Camden Chronicle, 1966-1970

Governmental and Civic Activities

  • Member of the South Carolina General Assembly, 1966–1970
  • Clerk, S.C. Senate for Sen. John C. West, Governor of S.C.
  • Museum Association Board of Directors
  • Greenville County Coliseum Committee, Chairman, 1987
  • University of South Carolina, Alumni Counsel, 1987
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce, General Counsel, 1986
  • University of South Carolina Educational Foundation
  • Human Rights Commission, State of South Carolina, 1970-1974 (first commission created)
  • Director of March of Dimes, Campaign Director, 1965

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