John M.S. Hoefer

John M.S. Hoefer

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, John previously served as a Staff Attorney with the South Carolina Attorney General and as Counsel to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (Ethics Committee) for the United States House of Representatives. For more than 30 years, John's practice has focused on representing regulated industries before various administrative agencies and courts in utility ratemaking, state and local taxation, and environmental permitting and enforcement issues.


South Carolina Bar

United States District Court, District of South Carolina

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit


University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D.

Clemson University, B.A.


Richland County Bar Association

South Carolina Bar Association

South Carolina Judicial Council, Member

South Carolina Supreme Court Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Attorney-to-Assist the Disciplinary Counsel

South Carolina Administrative and Regulatory Law Association, Board Member

Editorial Board, Appellate Practice in South Carolina

Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Humanities Advancement Board

University of South Carolina School of Law, First Year Student Mentor

Clemson University, Board of Visitors (2007-2010)

Hearing Officer, South Carolina Department of Revenue, Alcoholic Beverage Control Division (1993)


Captain, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Army Reserve, 1988-1996. Active duty in Southwest Asia, 1990-1991.


Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell