Mary Agnes Hood Craig

South Carolina

Hood Law Firm LLC
172 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
United States

Tel: 843-577-1215


Molly Craig is a partner at the Hood Law Firm, LLC. She focuses on trial practice in civil litigation and the defense of catastrophic product liability, professional liability, pharmaceutical and medical device, trusts and estates litigation, and employment litigation matters throughout the United States.

Molly has an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, South Carolina Super Lawyers, International Who’s Who, Benchmark’s Top Women in Litigation, and ALM’s Women Leaders in Law.

Molly is actively involved in various professional and civic organizations. She is a Past President of the International Association of Defense Counsel, a Past President of the Charleston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Past President of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a former member of the Board of Directors for the Defense Research Institute (DRI, the Voice of the Defense Bar), a former member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers for Civil Justice, a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council, and National Coordinator for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s project iCivics. She is a current member of the Board of Directors, a purpose-driven NIL Collective developing Clemson student athletes to positively impact others through community charities.

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1994
  • B.A., University of the South, 1991
  • Best Lawyers, Charleston, SC Lawyer of the Year – Health Care Law, 2021
  • Best Lawyers, Charleston, SC Lawyer of the Year – Mass Tort Litigations – Class Actions, 2020
  • Who’s Who Legal, Product Liability Defense
  • Best Lawyers, Charleston, SC Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigations/Class Actions – Defendants, 2017
  • Best Lawyers, Charleston, SC Lawyer of the Year – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants – 2016
  • Charleston, SC Best Lawyers Products Liability Defense Lawyer of the Year, 2015-2016
  • Chambers USA, 2013 – 2022
  • Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation
  • 2015 Women Leaders in the Law
  • Recipient of Exceptional Performance Citation from Defense Research Institute, 2012
  • Recipient of the 2011 Gold Compleat Lawyer Award
  • Appointed National Coordinator of iCivics by U.S. Supreme Court (Ret.) Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Georgetown Law School, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America 2008 – 2022
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2010 – 2022
  • Best Lawyers, Women in the Law
  • 2012 – 2014 Top 25 in South Carolina
  • Appointed South Carolina Coordinator of iCivics by U.S. Supreme Court (Ret.) Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, 2009
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • President 2013-2014
    • Dean of Corporate Counsel College, 2017
    • Board of Directors, 2009–2015
    • Foundation Board, 2007–2009
    • Faculty Member at Civil Trial Advocacy School at Stanford University, 2007
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • President 2019 – 2020
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Board of Directors, 2012 – 2015
    • Steering Committee for Women in Law
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice
    • Executive Committee, 2021-2024
    • Board of Directors, 2012 – 2015
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
    • President 2011 – 2012
    • Executive Committee, 2008 – 2013
  • Tiger Impact, Clemson NIL Collective
    • Board of Directors, 2022-Present
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
    • Executive Council, 2007–2011
    • Chair of Diversity Committee and Meeting Marketing Committee
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Network of Trial Law Firms
  • Senior Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America
  • National Center for State Courts
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Widows and Orphans Society of the Charleston Medical Society

The Hood Law Firm, LLC was established in 1985 to provide clients with top-quality trial litigation services in state and federal courts. Under the leadership of Attorney Robert H. Hood, Sr., the firm has grown rapidly to meet the needs of its clients.

Today, the Hood Law Firm, LLC is home to more than 20 attorneys. Our attorneys represent a wide variety of clients in civil cases across the United States. The firm primarily handles defense litigation, but does on occasion represent plaintiffs in commercial litigation and personal injury cases.  Over the past 30 years, the HLF has consistently maintained its focus on trial practice. This singular focus serves our clients well whether a good result is defined as early resolution, verdict or appeal. Our results speak for themselves. Success is obtained through collaboration with the client in a team approach to achieve the desired goal.

Our experienced trial lawyers work together as a team with clients to develop strategies. Our attorneys are selected for these teams based on their knowledge and skill in that area of law. For example, our construction attorneys have both real-world and educational experience in engineering, and we have a medical malpractice attorney who spent years working as a registered nurse.

All team members work together with experienced trial lawyers to develop strategies and action plans that address all issues in our clients’ cases. This approach has earned our firm a reputation for excellence among clients and peers, and an extensive record of successful trial results and settlements.

Molly Hood Craig handles complex civil litigation concerning claims for negligence and product liability, with particular focus on pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She has extensive expertise in representing clients at trials and appeals both in South Carolina and nationally.”
Chambers & Partners