Steve Hudson is Chair of the firm's Litigation Department. Mr. Hudson concentrates his practice in the areas of securities, franchise, and complex commercial litigation. His securities litigation experience includes participation in the defense of class actions in New York, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama.

He has extensive experience with internal corporate investigations and representing special committees of publicly traded companies, including representing a special committees of a Workers Compensation insurance carrier in investigating potential claims against a former CEO, representing a bankruptcy examiner in identifying and evaluating potential claims against third parties arising out a failed LBO, and representing a special committee in deciding whether to terminate a consulting contract between a corporation and its retired founder.

During law school, Mr. Hudson received six American Jurisprudence Awards and was ranked second in a class of 244.

Mr. Hudson was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in 2017 and the four years immediately preceding for Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, and Securities Litigation Law. He was recognized in 2016 and the three years immediately preceding as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Business Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Hudson was named to Georgia Trend's 2015 "Legal Elite" list for General Practice/Trial Law. Mr. Hudson is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

State Bar of Georgia, Member

State Bar of South Carolina, Member

South Carolina Law Review, Associate Editor-in-Chief


  • University of South Carolina, J.D. (1984)
    Order of the Coif
  • Bob Jones University
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1985)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit — Robert F. Chapman

Who We Are

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Stephen E. Hudson

Experience Highlights

Governance litigation for a health care services company
Represented a health care services company in wide-ranging disputes and litigation with a minority member who asserted a variety of breach of more
Advice to an independent committee of board of directors of a private company
Represented an independent committee of the board of directors of a large private company, that was formed to investigate and to decide what to do in more
SEC investigation for a large financial institution
Represented a financial institution in a formal investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and convinced the Commission staff to close more
Business litigation for financial advisor
Represented a registered financial adviser and its principals in a lawsuit filed in Georgia state court by a dissatisfied advisee who claimed that more