J. Croom Hunter
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Croom attended the University of South Carolina, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science in 2007. After graduation, Croom worked at a local physician’s office before returning to law school. He earned his J.D. from the Charleston School of Law in 2013.
During law school, Croom clerked at the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office and went to work full time upon graduation. Croom served as an Assistant Attorney General for over two years, during which time he handled all Post-Conviction Relief cases for the Sixth and Twelfth Judicial Circuits as well as a number of direct criminal appeals. While at the Attorney General’s Office, Croom conducted numerous evidentiary hearings in the South Carolina Circuit Courts and argued at the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
Croom left the Attorney General’s Office to serve as an Assistant Solicitor for the Sixth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Winnsboro, South Carolina. For almost three years, he prosecuted a caseload of misdemeanors and felonies ranging from Domestic Violence to Murder. Croom participated in numerous jury trials as first and second chair and gained invaluable experience in all aspects of litigating cases in municipal, magistrate, family, and circuit court. Croom has also served on the Planning Commission and as the Zoning Administrator for the Town of Ridgeway, South Carolina.
Croom and his wife, Nicole, have two daughters and live in Blythewood where they attend Village Church. In his spare time, Croom enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.
In 2020, Croom was recognized as one of Columbia Business Monthly’s Legal Elite of the Midlands for construction law.
- State v. Haygood, 413 S.C. 239, 776 S.E.2d 262 (2015)
- South Carolina
- South Carolina Bar Association
- Fairfield County Bar Association
- South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers Division, 6th Circuit Representative (former)
- South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates, 6th Circuit Delegate