ABOUT

Alec Hogsette is a trial attorney and litigator at Hatfield Temple Law. He exclusively represents survivors and a victim’s family with personal injury claims involving commercial motor vehicle crashes, tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler wrecks, car wrecks, work-related injuries, premises liability claims, nursing home neglect/abuse, defective products claims, victims of drunk drivers, and animal attacks. Alec leads a litigation team that handles a wide variety of personal injury cases. Notably, he has experience with complex cases involving traumatic brain injuries, amputations, spinal injuries, paralysis, and wrongful deaths.

Alec graduated from the University of the South; Sewanee in 2004 and the Charleston School of Law in 2013. During law school, Alec worked for a Federal Court Judge – The Honorable Patrick M. Duffy – and for The Honorable Irvin G. Condon. Following law school, he clerked for The Honorable Michael G. Nettles, Resident Circuit Court Judge for the 12th Judicial Circuit.

Before representing victims, Attorney Hogsette defended claims for insurance companies

Prior to joining Hatfield Temple, Alec defended the interests of insurance companies at a multi-state defense firm for the better part of a decade. As an insurance defense attorney, he represented commercial truck drivers, motor carriers, at-fault drivers, homeowners, and businesses. His work on behalf of insurance companies gives him a keen perspective on how insurance companies evaluate claims. Alec’s understanding of the insurance industry means that his clients each receive a unique, case-specific legal strategy to help combat any attempts by an insurance company to reduce or limit compensation. Mr. Hogsette’s practice routinely involves experts in various fields to help establish his client’s claims, which includes, accident reconstruction, medicine, future medical cost projections, life care plans, and biomechanical experts. He and is team are committed to helping their clients through the worst time in their lives and developing their claims to their fullest potential.

Leadership Roles

Alec current serves as the President of the Florence County Bar Association and is the South Carolina Bar’s Young Lawyer Division representative for the 12th Judicial Circuit (Florence and Marion County).

Alec serves on the South Carolina Bar’s Board of Governors as a representative for the 3rd, 4th, 12th, and 15th Judicial Circuits (Pee Dee Region). The Board of Governors develops meth­ods and spe­cif­ic plans to ac­com­plish the pur­pos­es of the South Carolina Bar – which include con­tin­u­al­ly im­proving the ad­min­is­tra­tion of justice through­out the State and promoting le­gal edu­ca­tion and ser­vic­es to the public.

He is a founding member of the Pee Dee Inn of Court, a chapter of the American Inns of Court. The American Inn of Court is a legal society dedicated to promoting the highest levels of professionalism in the practice of law.

Associations

Attorney Hogsette is also a proud member of the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) – the state’s leading plaintiff’s legal association – and the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA) – national organization of experienced tractor-trailer plaintiff attorneys seeking to make a difference in highway safety by fighting unsafe and dangerous practices that needlessly endanger other drivers.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Over the years, Alec has garnered many accolades for his achievements in the legal profession. He was crowned the Star of the Quarter by the South Carolina Bar on two separate occasions, listed since 2021 as one of the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers organization, and holds a “Superb” rating on Avvo. Alec is regularly asked to present at legal seminars in South Carolina regarding personal injury cases and effective trial strategy.

Personal

When not practicing law, Alec enjoys spending time with his wife and two children (Ashley, Whit and Jean Bell), volunteering in his community, watching the Atlanta Braves and UGA football, and occasionally playing a horrible round of golf. The Hogsettes are members of St. John’s Church.

EDUCATION
  • University of the South; Sewanee, Class of 2004
  • The Charleston School of Law, Class of 2013
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Worked for The Honorable Patrick M. Duffy
  • Clerked for The Honorable Michael G. Nettles
  • Founding member of the Pee Dee Inn of Court
  • President of the Florence County Bar Association
  • The South Carolina Bar’s Young Lawyer Division representative for the 12th Judicial Circuit
  • Member of the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ)
  • Member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA)
  • Regularly speaks to other attorneys in South Carolina regarding personal injury cases