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​​​​Richard L. Hinson, LLC

Attorney | Mediator


What types of disputes do you mediate?

I mediate only civil matters involving disputes between individuals, businesses, governments, estates, trusts, insurance companies, or other entities.  Most mediation conferences involve litigation already pending in the state and federal courts, but I also conduct pre-suit mediations.

Are there any matters you do not mediate?

Yes.  I do not mediate family court/domestic matters.  I also do not mediate worker's compensation claims.

What are your licenses and certifications?

I am an active member in good standing of the South Carolina Bar and the United States District Court, District of South Carolina Bar.  I am also certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as both a Circuit Court mediator and arbitrator.

Can anyone retain you to serve as mediator?

I only serve as mediator in matters in which the parties are represented by attorneys.  

How do I schedule a mediation conference?

The best option is to use the Online Scheduling Calendar at  You can view available dates and request a reservation.  You can also email or call me directly.

Do you serve as an arbitrator?

Sometimes.  My practice is very limited in that regard.

How are you paid for your services?

I charge for my services on an hourly basis divided equally among the attorneys unless agreed otherwise.

Will you travel?

Yes.  I will travel anywhere in South Carolina and nearby states. 

What do you charge for travel?

I charge 50% of my mediation rate for travel, plus mileage at the current IRS rate.   

Where do you conduct in-person mediation conferences?

I conduct in-person conferences at the offices of the participating attorneys or other law firms.

Do you conduct mediations remotely via videoconference?

Yes.  I am experienced in conducting virtual mediation conferences.  I use Zoom Video Conferencing, as I have found it to provide the best platform for mediations.

What if I have more questions?

The “Contact” tab contains the ways you can contact me directly if you have more questions.

Where can I learn more about you?

I encourage you to use the “About” tab to learn more about me and my background.  Also, click the NADN banner on that same page to view my resume.

Where can I learn more about mediation and arbitration?

The South Carolina ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Rules provide a good overview of mediation and arbitration in South Carolina state courts.  Here is the link: