David R. Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Orangeburg, SC

Williams & Williams
 | PO Box 1084, 1281 Russell Street
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Phone: 803-534-5218
Fax: 803-928-5190
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at Williams & Williams, David R. Williams is dedicated to serving clients in the Orangeburg, South Carolina, area. He focuses his practice of law in the areas of personal injury, criminal law, family law and construction law. He accepts a wide variety of cases, including automobile accidents, tractor-trailer and trucking/motor carrier accidents, motorcycle accidents, DUI and drug defense, nursing home abuse and neglect, insurance bad faith, premises liability, slip-and-fall accidents, product liability, wrongful death and marital litigation matters.

Mr. Williams graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from Wofford College in 2006 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2009. He was a law clerk at Nexsen Pruet, LLC, in 2007 and a law clerk at Ellis Lawhorne & Sims, P.A., in 2008. He joined Williams & Williams in 2009. In an Employees vs. Employer matter, he recovered more than $53.5 million for his clients.

With over eight years of experience in the legal field, Mr. Williams dedicates 99 percent of his practice to litigation. He is admitted to practice law in the state of South Carolina as well as before the District Court of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Recognized for his excellent legal skills and ethics, Mr. Williams has earned the highest possible peer-review rating* of AV-Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. He enjoys a 10.0 "Superb" rating from his peers through Avvo.

Volunteering his legal skills to the local community in Orangeburg, Mr. Williams provides pro bono legal services to members of the U.S. Armed Forces. He is an instructor at the Law School for Non-Lawyers and Trial Advocacy.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Criminal Defense (10%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Murder, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Litigation, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Murder, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

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About David Williams

Admitted: 2009, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://williamsattys.com/attorneys/david-r-williams/

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 2014
  • Top 40 under 40 trial lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Association , 2013
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Law Democrats, Member
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Beaux Arts Society, Member
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Palmetto Law Society, Member
  • University of South Carolina of Law, Phi Delta Phi, Member
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Student Bar Association, Member
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court, Member
  • Wofford College, Kappa Alpha Order, Member
  • Dean’s List, Wofford College
  • Top 40 under 40 trial lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Association , 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • District Court of South Carolina
  • South Carolina

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Quality Deer Management Association, Edisto River Branch, Supporter
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Supporter
  • Elloree Heritage Museum, Supporter
  • Habitat for Humanity, Supporter
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, Supporter
  • Palmetto Boys State, Counselor

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $150,000 - Premises liability Hair Salon, 2016
  • $25,000,000 - negligent Security/ Hotel Premises Liability, 2016
  • $230,000 on $25k Policy - Bad Faith, 2016
  • $1,089,001 - Auto Accident (89k actuals, $1M and $1 punitives DUI), 2016
  • $550,000 - Falling Merchandise Big Box Store, 2016
  • $3,750,000 - Settlement after failing to tender $1,000,000 policy on Tractor-Trailer Accident, 2015
  • $7,500,000 - Tractor-Trailer Accident, 2015
  • $150,000 - 1st Party Bad Faith on $25k policy, 2015
  • $53,508,288 - Fraud Case, 2015
  • Not Guilty via Jury - Kidnapping, Burglary 1st, Pointing and Presenting, Assault and Battery 1st
  • Not Guilty via Dismissal - Attempted Murder Client was accused of attempted murder when he shot a man in self defense. Proved the alleged victim had a firearm and initiated the use of deadly force.
  • Not Guilty via Dismissal - Murder, Possession of weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and Attempted Murder Proved a group of men crafted a plan to murder a local man and set client up to be charged with Murder in an attempt to cover up their wrongdoing.
  • $50,000 – Slip and Fall
  • $290,000 - Tort Claim Act Defendant 
  • $136,500 plus $100,000 house - Builder Negligence
  • $475,000 - Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident
  • $200,000 - Settlement Automobile Accident
  • $490,000 - Automobile Wreck
  • $120,000 – Slip and Fall
  • $250,000 - Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident  
  • 950,000 – Tractor-Trailer Wreck
  • $5,500,000 – Products Liability
  • $125,000 - Auto Accident
  • $300,000 - Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident
  • $550,000 - Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident
  • $150,000 - Settlement Tort Claim Defendant
  • $2,350,000 - Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident
  • $275,000 - Slip and Fall on water
  • $160,000 - Settlement Tort Claim Defendant
  • $250,000 - Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident

Educational Background:

  • Harvard University, eCommerce, Capital Markets and Investments
  • Wofford College, Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics, Major in Computer Science and Information Management, Minor in Government
Office Location for David R. Williams

PO Box 1084
1281 Russell Street
Orangeburg, SC 29116

Phone: 803-534-5218

Fax: 803-928-5190

 

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Last Updated: 12/4/2017

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