Bill’s extensive legal background includes catastrophic personal injury, workers compensation, business litigation, auto and motorcycle accidents, and construction and insurance litigation, as well as mediation and arbitration. He defended most major insurance companies for over twenty-five years before he began concentrating his practice on representing the rights of injured people. In addition to having been selected for inclusion in SuperLawyers, he has for many years had the distinction of being named in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The “preeminent” designation is given by Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized rating system for lawyers worldwide. Certified as an arbitrator and mediator in both state and federal courts, he has also been elected to the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.
Bill Hanna has been a litigator in Horry and Georgetown counties for almost four decades serving the Murrells Inlet, Garden City, Surfside Beach, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, Georgetown and Conway areas along the Grand Strand. Recently the Hanna Law Firm relocated to a brand new office building in Murrells Inlet across Business 17 from The Original Beaver Bar (see the map at the bottom of our site). He was previously a member (partner) in the Myrtle Beach office of Nexsen Pruet as a Member (partner) in the firm and practiced with the litigation group. Prior to that, he was a partner with Harris & Hanna in Surfside Beach, South Carolina.
He is a lifelong resident of the coastal region of South Carolina and has been actively involved in youth activities. A founding member of the prestigious and nationally recognized Beach Ball Classic Basketball Tournament, he has been a volunteer recreational and AAU baseball coach for over 30 years.
A former prosecutor and City Judge in Surfside Beach, he is a member of the South Carolina Bar, and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of South Carolina, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.