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Will focuses his practice in the areas of professional negligence, employment, and business and commercial litigation. He has experience representing attorneys and law firms in legal malpractice actions in both state and federal courts. Will also defends employers against claims for violations of federal and state anti-discrimination laws and other employment-related claims. He has experience defending life, health, and disability claims brought pursuant to ERISA and state law. Will also has experience negotiating severance agreements and drafting employee handbooks and employment policies. Will’s litigation experience covers a wide variety of business and commercial areas, including construction, banking, and landlord/tenant disputes.
  • South Carolina Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2007)
    • Dean’s List
    • President’s List
    • South Carolina Law Review, Editorial Board, authored a case note that was published in 2006
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of Wig and Robe
    • Received eight CALI awards
  • Davidson College, B.A. in Sociology, with Honors (2004)
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Living Above the Bar Committee
    • Lawyers Helping Lawyers Commission
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • South Carolina Supreme Court Lawyer Mentoring Program
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • South Carolina “Super Lawyer” Rising Star
    • Business Litigation (2014, 2016-2017)
  • Current Issues in Legal Malpractice, South Carolina Bar CLE, Columbia, South Carolina (December 2017)
    • Moderator, “One Issue, Two Perspectives: Legal Malpractice in South Carolina”
    • Panelist, “Technology: New Frontier in Legal Malpractice?”
  • Co-Author, The Law of Legal Malpractice in South Carolina, South Carolina Bar, CLE Division (2017)
  • Co-Presenter, “Professional Liability in the Age of Social Media,” Meritas U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Joint Fall Meeting (October 2017)
  • Case-Within-A-Case:  Legal Malpractice Defense blog
  • “The Reasonable & Prudent Parent Standard. What Does it Mean and How Do Caregivers Reduce Legal Exposure?” Palmetto Association for Children and Families Webinar (May 17, 2017)
  • “Gone But Hopefully Not Forgotten, Rule 1.9(a) and an Attorney’s Duty to a Former Client” (AttPro Ally, Winter 2017)
  • “Top Legal Issues Facing Human Service Providers,” South Carolina Human Service Providers Annual Conference (March 10, 2016)
  • “How to Draft an Effective Conflict of Interest Policy,” Webinar, South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (January 13, 2016)
  • “Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace,” Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar (October 29, 2015)
  • “Sexual, Racial, and Other Harassment in the Workplace,” Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar (October 29, 2015)
  • “Misconceptions About Amending Birth Certificates and Changing Names,” Presenter, 2014 Family Court Bench Bar CLE (December 5, 2014)
  • “Hide and Seek:  A Practitioner’s Guide to Ethical and Effective Discovery Practices,” CLE Discussion Panel Moderator (January 15, 2014)
  • “The Case within the Case: Practical Tips for Using the Full Arsenal in Defending Legal Malpractice Claims” DRI professional liability newsletter (Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2013)
  • “The Trials of a Young Lawyer: Avoiding a Comedy of Errors,” CLE Discussion Panel Moderator (April 11, 2012)
  • 20 Years Strong Service Project:  Giving back to children in need
  • Columbia Kiwanis Club
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Grace Presbyterian Church
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce