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When it comes to recovery in South Carolina collections, Eric C. Hale is an extremely competent attorney. In 1998, Eric graduated from the University of South Carolina with his B.A. in political science. Five years later, he earned his Juris Doctorate from the university’s School of Law. After building up his experience and skill set, he joined Wylie W. Clarkson to start their own practice, Clarkson & Hale. The firm launched in 2015.

Since that time, Eric has primarily handled matters of litigation where he fights legal disputes on behalf of individuals and businesses. From beginning to end, Eric deals with every aspect of his clients’ cases. This includes pleading, discovery, mediation, trial, and appeal.

In addition to litigation, Eric is also well versed in representing people involved in car accidents, property damage, personal injury, fraud, assault, battery, defamation and other cases. For these situations, Eric is proficient in both defending the injured as well as the person being sued. So, regardless of which side you’re on Eric is prepared and capable to help you.Other areas in which Eric excels include defending against criminal charges such as DUI, drug possession, assault and battery, traffic court, and other circumstances.  

Whatever I can do to be of service, I will. Using my skills and passions to make a difference really brightens my day.

A proud and active member of the community, Eric is the Town Attorney for the Town of Irmo. His duty as such involves assisting the Town Council in various types of municipal concerns. One of his duties is to prosecute different criminal matters that take place.

Well accomplished, Eric is a certified South Carolina Mediator and is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association as well as the Richland County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the South Carolina Courts, the U.S. District Courts of South Carolina, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in South Carolina.

Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association


  • B.A. Political Science, University of South Carolina, 1998
  • Juris Doctor, University of South Carolina School of Law, 2003

Professional Associations & Membership

  • Town Attorney, Town of Irmo
  • South Carolina Civil Mediator
  • South Carolina Courts
  • U.S. District Courts
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts - South Carolina