Bruner Powell Wall & Mullins, LLC
Hank received his primary education from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated from Washington and Lee University, after receiving a four year Army ROTC Scholarship. He completed his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and thereafter served active duty in the United States Army, working initially the Attorney Honors Program in the Office of Chief Counsel, United States Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C.
Hank was subsequently assigned to the 101st Airborne Division Staff Judge Advocate’s office, and he was appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Districts of Kentucky and Tennessee. While in the Army, Hank focused on federal procurement, administrative law, and construction litigation until resigning his commission as Captain in 1987 and entering private practice. Until 1999, Hank was a partner in a large regional firm, heading the construction practice group, and serving as managing partner of the Columbia office. In 1999, Hank and his partner, Wade Mullins, joined Bruner Powell. Hank previously taught Public Contract Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law as an Adjunct Professor from 1990-2003.
Hank is married to the former Allison Royall, and they have one son and three daughters, and several grandchildren. He attends the Church of The Apostles Anglican Church in downtown Columbia where he has served in several leadership roles, including Senior Warden. A former NCAA wrestler and lacrosse player, Hank also coached both sports at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia for many years, and he remains an active supporter and benefactor of high school wrestling. Hank is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kairos Prison Ministry, and frequently defends faith based organizations in the protection of their First Amendment freedoms.
Hank is listed in Best Lawyers in the areas of Construction Law and Litigation-Construction and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been listed as a Super Lawyer in the areas of Construction Litigation and Government Contracts. In 2020, Hank was recognized again as one of Columbia Business Monthly’s Legal Elite of the Midlands for construction law.