Meet South Carolina Injury Attorney S. Randall Hood


South Carolina injury attorney S. Randall Hood is a founding partner at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC. Randy has dedicated his legal career to helping those who have suffered serious injuries or lost loved ones due to negligent conduct.

Randy is the former President of the South Carolina Association for Justice. He has been certified by the American Board of Professional Liability as a specialist in Medical Malpractice Law which is recognized by the South Carolina Bar. Randy has also been awarded the distinction of being a “Super Lawyer” 10 times in the last decade.[1] He has over 25 years of experience helping injured people fight back against corporations, hospitals and wrong-doers.

In 2018, Randy was invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an organization of trial attorneys dedicated to protecting the civil justice system. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, Melvin Belli Society and National Trial Lawyers Association.

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In 2021, Randy was part of the legal team which reached a landmark settlement of $88 million for the Charleston Nine. This settlement is believed to be the largest civil rights settlement for individual cases in US History. We invite you to read more about how justice was served for the victims and survivors.

South Carolina personal injury attorney you can trust to make things right

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006


Check out Randy Hood’s interview on the “Latte with a Lawyer” podcast.




South Carolina injury lawyer S. Randall (“Randy”) Hood focuses his practice on representing individuals who have been catastrophically injured in a preventable accident or representing people who have been wronged by an act of a corporation on a large-scale basis. His catastrophic injury practice includes people injured in a medical malpractice case, tractor-trailer collision, product liability claim, birth injury case or some other serious incident. The catastrophic injuries suffered by some of his clients have included traumatic brain injury, burn injury, paralysis, amputation, cerebral palsy and death. Randy also represents people who have suffered some type of injury due to wrongful conduct on behalf of a corporation or organized entity. This type of situation presents an opportunity for Randy to represent a class of individuals (class action) or many individual claims in a consolidated action against corporate entities (Multi District Litigation, or MDL).  These class actions or MDL situations usually involve a defective drug or medical device.



Randy was born in Macon, Georgia and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina when he was 12 years old. He attended Smith Junior High and Olympic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina and attended college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Randy graduated college in 1985 and worked in retail management for four years before going to the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1989.

Randy attended law school for three years and graduated in May 1992. He began practicing in the area of personal injury with a law firm that would become known as McMehan, Weidner, Hood & Jackson. Randall stayed with that firm until 1997, at which time he began practicing law with James C. Anders, P.A. and Associates. He practiced with that firm until 2003. At that time, Randy Hood and Chad McGowan formed the firm that would come to be known as McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC. The firm currently has five offices in South Carolina, which are located in Rock Hill Columbia, Mt. Pleasant (Charleston), Greenville, Sumter, Georgetown and Anderson.

Randy is a proud parent and grandparent. He understands many of the tragedies and travails of his clients, and was married until the untimely passing of his wife due to a terminal illness. When not practicing law, Randy spends his time with family and friends (especially his grandchildren), following the Carolina Panthers football team (and anything football-related), the Charlotte Hornets, youth sports and activities (with his grandchildren) and playing with his lab, Daisy.

[1] Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.