chwCharles H. Williams was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on March 18, 1950. He received his Bachelor of Science in 1972 from the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of the honorary societies of Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron Delta Epsilon. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina in 1975.

Williams and Williams was formed in 1975 by Charles H. Williams and his father, Marshall B. Williams, Sr. Marshall B. Williams, Sr. served in the South Carolina Senate from 1953-1995, and was President Pro Tempore of the South Carolina Senate from 1989 until his death in 1995. Charles H. Williams is married to Karen J. Williams, who is the former Chief Judge of the Fourth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Orangeburg County Bar, South Carolina Bar, American Bar Association, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, American Board of Trial Advocates, Litigation Counsel of America, South Carolina Super Lawyers, and American College of Trial Lawyers.

Charles H. Williams represents individuals in plaintiff’s civil litigation, class action lawsuits, and criminal defense. He practices in both state and federal courts, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He, for over 20 years, has been rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell.

Reported cases for Mr. Williams include Green v. Zimmerman, 238 S.E.2d 323; State v. Thrift, 440 S.E.2d 341; Santee Portland Cement Co. v. Daniel Inter. Corp., 384 S.E.2d 693; State v. Stewart, 295 S.E.2d 627; Hughes v. Nelson, 399 S.E.2d 24; Jones v. Way, 294 S.E.2d 432; and Colleton Academy v. Hoover Universal, 666 S.E.2d 247.

Charles H. Williams has been active in community affairs, President of the Red Cross, a member of the United States Civil Rights Commission, a member of the Board of Trustees at South Carolina State University, 1986-2008, member of Board of Trustees, University of South Carolina 2010, and active with the Boy Scouts of America.

Results

$30,000,000 – Toxic Tort

$7,000,000 – Unfair Trade Practices

$4,500,000 – Trucking/Auto Accident

$4,350,000 – Breach of Contract

$4,000,000 – Electrocution

$3,750,000 – Explosion

$3,700,000 – Construction Defect

$3,500,000 – Explosion

$2,100,000 – Products Liability

$1,525,000 – Medical Malpractice

$1,500,000 – Products Liability

$1,500,000 – Trucking/Auto Accident

$1,500,000 – Negligent Hiring

$1,500,000 – Products Liability

$1,500,000 – Nursing Home

$1,500,000 – Trucking/Auto Accident

$1,450,000 – Medical Malpractice

$1,250,000 – Trucking/Auto Accident

$1,100,000 – Automobile Accident

$1,000,000 – Construction Defect

$1,000,000 – Automobile Accident

$750,000 – Automobile Accident

Some of the case summaries, reports of past results and individual lawyer biographies on this website describe past matters handled for clients of the Firm. These descriptions are meant only to provide information to the public about the activities and experience of our lawyers. They are not intended as a guarantee that the same or similar results can be obtained in every matter undertaken by our lawyers. You must not assume that a similar result can be obtained in a legal matter of interest to you. The outcome of a particular matter can depend on a variety of factors—including the specific factual and legal circumstances, the ability of opposing counsel, and, often, unexpected developments beyond the control of any client or lawyer.

CONTACT INFO

Tel: (803) 534-5218
Fax: (803) 928-5190
chwilliams@williamsattys.com


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Plaintiff’s Civil Litigation →
Criminal Defense →
Class Action Lawsuits →

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

South Carolina, 1975
U.S. Federal Courts
U.S. Supreme Court

EDUCATION

University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
J.D. – 1975
University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
B.S. – 1972
Honors: Member, Beta Gamma Sigma
Honors: Member, Omicron Delta Epsilon

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Green v. Zimmerman, 238 S.E.2d 323
State v. Thrift, 440 S.E.2d 341
Santee Portland Cement Co. v. Daniel Inter. Corp., 384 S.E.2d 693
State v. Stewart, 295 S.E.2d 627
Hughes v. Nelson, 399 S.E.2d 24
Jones v. Way, 294 S.E.2d 432
Colleton Academy v. Hoover Universal, 666 S.E.2d 247

HONORS AND AWARDS

Rated, AV in Martindale-Hubbell For Over 20 Years

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Orangeburg County Bar, Member
South Carolina Bar, Member
American Bar Association, Member
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member
American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
Litigation Counsel of America, Member
South Carolina Super Lawyers, Member
American College of Trial Lawyers, Member
United States Civil Rights Commission, Member
South Carolina State University, Member, Board of Trustees, 1986 – 2008
University of South Carolina, Member, Board of Trustees, 2010

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

South Carolina Senate, President Pro Tempore, 1989 – 1995

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

President, Red Cross
Boy Scouts of America
Member of the United States Civil Rights Commission
Member of the Board of Trustees at South Carolina State University, 1986 – 2008
Member of Board of Trustees, University of South Carolina

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