A. Randolph Hough

A. Randolph Hough

Columbia, South Carolina

After graduating from the Citadel with honors, I worked for an international accounting and consulting firm. I then graduated from the School of Law at the University of South Carolina and became an Assistant Solicitor (State Prosecutor) for the Fifth Judicial Circuit covering Richland and Kershaw Counties. I successfully prosecuted serious crimes including murder, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking as well as white collar crimes and public corruption cases. I also prosecuted federal drug cases as a Special Assistant United States Attorney.

I have lectured at numerous continuing legal education seminars on DUI defense and am a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc., the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Criminal Section of the Richland County Bar Association.

I have over fifteen years experience as a successful criminal trial lawyer. I have defended cases in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and am a member of the South Carolina Bar, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Auto Accidents
  • DUI
  • Drug Cases
  • All Crimes
  • Serious Injuries
  • Statewide Grand Jury Cases
  • Bond Reductions

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D.
  • The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina
    • B.S.
    • Honors: With High Honors

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Legal Elite - Featured in August 2017 Columbia Business Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Richland County Bar Association, Criminal Section , Member
  • National College for DUI Defense, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Fifth Judicial Circuit, Assistant Solicitor