Julius "Sam" Hines


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Julius "Sam" Hines has been practicing law since 1992. He attended law school at the University of Virginia, where he served on the Virginia Law Review. After law school, Hines worked for Buist Moore Smythe & McGee, one of Charleston, South Carolina's great law firms, where he worked on maritime and commercial law matters. He has tried many cases and argued appeals in several courts, including the South Carolina Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. After his original firm merged with what is now Womble Bond Dickenson, Hines moved to the international firm of K&L Gates, LLP, where he practiced for six years. In 2019, Hines formed Hines Law LLC, which, with the addition of a new partner, became Hines & Gilsenan LLC. In addition to his private law practice, Hines serves as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law, where he teaches courses in maritime law and international trade.


Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court

  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas

  • South Carolina Supreme Court

Professional Activities


Named to Charleston Business Magazine's 2018 Legal Elite in maritime and international law