Brad Hutto is from the Providence Community near Holly Hill in eastern Orangeburg County, where he grew up on his family’s dairy farm. Brad Hutto is married to Dr. Tracy Macpherson, a pediatrician at The Pediatric Clinic in Orangeburg. They have one son, Skyler who attends Vanderbilt. In 1978, Brad Hutto graduated, magna cum laude, from the Honors Program at the University of South Carolina with a B.A. degree. At age 23, he graduated with a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC in 1981.  He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina Honors College.

Brad Hutto practices in the following areas: Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Automobile Accidents and Traffic Violations, General Litigation, and Consumer Class Actions.  He received recognition as the 1992 South Carolina Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the South Carolina Bar Association.  He is a member the South Carolina Association for Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.  He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers of America for his work in the practice area of DUI Defense for 2011 and 2012.

Brad Hutto was elected to the Senate of South Carolina for District 40 on April 30, 1996 to fill the unexpired term of his late law partner, Senator Marshall B. Williams. He was sworn in on May 7, 1996, representing Orangeburg and Barnwell counties in the Senate.  Brad Hutto was re-elected to the South Carolina Senate in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. He represents Senate District 40 which includes Bamberg County, Barnwell County, and portions of Allendale, Colleton, Hampton and Orangeburg counties.   He has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the Municipal Association of South Carolina (2002).  He is the two time recipient of the Legislator of the Year Award from the South Carolina Association of Counties (2002 and 2011),  He has also received Legislator of the Year recognition from the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association (2011), the South Carolina Solicitors’ Association, the South Carolina Public Health Association (2004) and South Carolina Farm Bureau.  He is the recipient  of Legislative Advocacy Award from the Greenville Hospital System Children’s Hospital Development Council (2012),  the Barbara W. Moxon Advocacy Award from Planned Parenthood (2011).  He received the Golden Palmetto Award from the South Carolina Cable Television Association in 2008.  Other legislative honors have come from the South Carolina Rural Health Association (2000), South Carolina School Nurses (2002), Claflin University (2000), the South Carolina Medical Association (2009), the South Carolina Tobacco Collaborative (2010), the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (2011) and the Friends of the Edisto (2012).

Brad Hutto has been active with the Boy Scouts of America for five decades,  He is an Eagle Scout, a Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow, a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, the Founder’s Award, and the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award.  He served on Boy Scout Camp staff at Camp Barstow and Camp Coker.  He was Lodge Chief for Muscogee Lodge.  He has attended 4 national jamborees and been to Philmont three times.  He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Indian Waters Council, BSA and was its president from 2009-2011.  During the 100th year anniversary of  the Boy Scouts of America in 2010, he was named to the BSA Centennial Leadership Hall of Fame by the council.


$49,000,000 – Employee Class Action

$48,500,000 – Attorney Preference Class Action

$12,508,288 – Railroad/ Automobile Accident

$9,000,000 – Railroad Crossing Case

$3,200,000 – Attorney Preference Class Action

$1,550,000 – Credit Life Insurance Class Action

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90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


South Carolina, 19781
U.S. Federal Court, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1989


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
J.D. – 1981
University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
B.A. magna cum laude – 1978


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Rated, AV in Martindale-Hubbell For Over 20 Years


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Palmetto Legal Services, Member, 1987 – Present