John J. Hearn

John J. Hearn

  • Shareholder, Department Head

John leads Rogers Townsend’s Default Services Department. A seasoned litigator, his legal work has focused on resolution of contested foreclosure and related matters in the default services realm. Over his career, John has managed a wide variety of business litigation matters, and has traveled the state defending claims against lenders. In that capacity, he managed a team of lawyers concentrating on those claims for a decade prior to becoming department head of the Default Services Department. In 2015 he was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Legal & Financial Network for a two-year term.

John is an active member of the Bar who served on the Executive Committee of the Richland County Bar Association for five years, where he is a past president. John also serves the SC Bar as a volunteer Attorney to Assist for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, as a mentor for the Lawyers Helping Lawyers program, and as a leader of the Bar’s Consumer Law Council, the governing body of the Consumer Law Section. John serves on the firm’s Technology Steering Committee.

John clerked for the Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr. of the Fifth Judicial Circuit after law school.

Outside of the office, John is a certified yoga instructor and says his go-to pose is Oldmanasana. Married for 34 years to his high school sweetheart, he and Jane share three children and two grandchildren.


  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1994
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., cum laude, South Carolina Honors College, 1984


  • American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN) Board of Directors
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Lawyers Helping Lawyers Program
    • Member, Consumer Law Council
  • Richland County Bar Association
    • President (2011-2012)
    • Chair, Health and Fitness Committee
    • Columnist, Richbar News (2001-present)
  • American Bar Association
    Member, Law Practice Management Section
    Member, Litigation Section

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