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David R. Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Orangeburg, SC

Williams & Williams
1281 Russell Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Phone: 803-534-5218
Fax: 803-928-5190
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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


3 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

About David R. Williams

First Admitted: 2009, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:

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

Pro bono/Community Service

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

Bar/Professional Activity

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


  • $125,000 - Auto Accident
  • $1,089,001 - Auto Accident (89k actuals, $1M and $1 punitives DUI), 2016
  • 950,000 – Tractor-Trailer Wreck
  • $53,508,288 - Fraud Case, 2015
  • $200,000 - Settlement Automobile Accident
  • $3,750,000 - Settlement after failing to tender $1,000,000 policy on Tractor-Trailer Accident, 2015
  • $290,000 - Tort Claim Act Defendant 
  • $2,350,000 - Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident
  • 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.
  • $300,000 - Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident
  • $550,000 - Falling Merchandise Big Box Store, 2016
  • $5,500,000 – Products Liability
  • $150,000 - Premises liability Hair Salon, 2016
  • $490,000 - Automobile Wreck
  • $250,000 - Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident
  • $136,500 plus $100,000 house - Builder Negligence
  • $275,000 - Slip and Fall on water
  • 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.
  • $550,000 - Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident
  • $25,000,000 - negligent Security/ Hotel Premises Liability, 2016
  • $250,000 - Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident  
  • $230,000 on $25k Policy - Bad Faith, 2016
  • $120,000 – Slip and Fall
  • $150,000 - 1st Party Bad Faith on $25k policy, 2015
  • $7,500,000 - Tractor-Trailer Accident, 2015
  • $475,000 - Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident
  • $160,000 - Settlement Tort Claim Defendant
  • $50,000 – Slip and Fall
  • $150,000 - Settlement Tort Claim Defendant
  • Not Guilty via Jury - Kidnapping, Burglary 1st, Pointing and Presenting, Assault and Battery 1st


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

1281 Russell Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Phone: 803-534-5218

Fax: 803-928-5190

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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