Professional Experience

Mr. Hinton has been Counsel to the Atlanta law firm of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP since March 2008.  He operated his own independent law office in Greenville, South Carolina from 2006 until March 2008.  From 1993 to 2006, he was a corporate partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Greenville, South Carolina.  From 1983 to 1993, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the equipment-leasing division of Integrated Resources, Inc., a financial-services company in New York City.  Previously he was an associate in the law firms of Lovejoy Wasson & Ashton, New York City, and Burlingham Underwood & Lord/Hassan Al-Mahassni, New York City and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  

Mr. Hinton received his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College.

Mr. Hinton is a past Director of American Leprosy Missions, Inc., a worldwide charity based in Greenville, South Carolina, and is a Director and Corporate Secretary of an affiliated charity.  He was the South Carolina “District Enrollment Director” for Dartmouth College, in charge of alumni interviewing of applicants in the state.  Previously he served for several years on the Transportation Committee of the Greenville (SC) Chamber of Commerce.


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