David focuses his practice on civil litigation including but not limited to Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Tractor – Trailer Accidents, Products Liability, Child Injuries, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Insurance Bad Faith, Premises Liability, Construction Litigation, and Wrongful Death. David is admitted to practice law in South Carolina, the District Court of South Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

David is AV rated, a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Super Lawyers Rising Star, Best Lawyers, America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40, America’s Top 100 Attorneys and many other sources of recognition.

David was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with an emphasis in Computer Science and Information Management and a minor in Government from Wofford College. At Wofford he was on the Dean’s List; played tight end for the Terriers; was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order; studied abroad in Honduras, France, Hong Kong, Thailand and Costa Rica; and served as a Counselor at Palmetto Boys State. He attended Harvard University for a summer where he studied eCommerce and Capital Markets and Investments. David received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina where he was a member of the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court,
Student Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi, Palmetto Law Society, Beaux Arts Society, and the Law Democrats.

David resides in Orangeburg with his wife Virginia “Ginny” Watson Williams and their three children. Ginny also practices law with David.

Results

David’s victories include amounts totaling in excess of $125,000,000 when combining all verdicts and settlements
$53,508,288.00 – Verdict in Fraud/Breach of Contract/ Wage Payment claim.
Defendant fraudulent breached its contracts

$7,500,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident
Commercial driver rear ended client’s vehicle while she drove down the highway

$5,500,000 – Products Liability
Defective automobile caused client’s injuries

$4,000,000 – Medical Malpractice – Birth injury
Doctor failed to perform proper maneuvers when shoulder dystocia (stuck). Doctor failed to monitor tracings to see baby was in distress

$4,025,000 – Hotel Premises/ Negligent Security
Client was injured as a result of hotel failing to provide adequate safeguards to protect those who used the property as a playground

$3,750,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident/ Bad Faith
Insurer failed to tender policy limits of $1,000,000
Bad Faith because commercial vehicle’s insurer failed to tender policy limits when demanded resulting in additional recovery

$3,000,000 – Auto Accident
Client t-boned church van that failed to yield right of way

$3,000,000 – Commercial Vehicle Accident
Cotton truck crossed two lanes and stopped in median before entering one of two lanes. Professional driver left the rear of his truck hanging in the lane of travel when decedent struck the rear of this truck.

$2,350,000 – Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident
Highly disputed liability with defendant and discredited witness claiming client caused the collision
Client and our experts depicted a scene that only showed Defendant’s contribution

$1,786,539.19 – Bad Faith Insurance (First Party)
Fire/ Water loss – insurer failed to properly pay
Insurer did not mitigate despite experts giving the opinion mitigation would save parts of the house
Insurer invoked the appraisal provision of the policy in bad faith

$1,300,000 – Auto Accident: Drunk Driver
Client received a laceration across his face that yielded little to no scar but drunk driver traveling approximately 100 mph caused significant property damage

$1,260,000 – Medical Malpractice Verdict
A young child came in to the ER with fever and in treatment the nurse, supervised by government hospital physician(s) caused the IV to infiltrate injuring the young child.

$1,089,001 – Auto Accident Verdict
Client was rear ended by drunk driver outside of a South Carolina football game in standstill traffic
No property damage
1,000,001.00 punitive damages
89,000.00 actual damages
DUI and Prior DUI

$1,045,592.72 – Bad Faith Insurance (First Party)
Fire loss to home – insurer failed to pay properly for fire loss destroying primary residence
Insurer failed to recognize South Carolina has a total loss statute which requires them to treat the policy as a stated value policy in the event of a total loss by fire
Home was only worth $150,000

$1,000,000 – Auto Accident
Client was injured by a drunk driver

$1,000,000 – Hotel Pool Drowning case
Defendant failed to adhere to the safety standards which caused an unreasonable safety risk.

$960,000 – Bad Faith Insurance (First Party)
Fire loss – insurer failed to pay properly for fire loss
Stamped release language on back of checks offered which were less than their claims file showed they owe.
Argued not total loss delaying the evaluation and attempting to deduct for depreciation

$950,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident
Client was injured when she rear ended a tractor trailer truck with defective lighting at dawn

$550,000 – Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident
Disputed liability minor injury to young man

$525,000 – Tractor Trailer Truck
Disputed liability tractor trailer collision where client received minor injuries but it became clear trucking company was not run properly.

$500,000 – Medical Malpractice
Doctor failed to meet the standard of care in a pain management setting

$490,000 – Automobile Wreck verdict/ Bad Faith
Insurance company failed to tender the $25,000 policy resulting in excess verdict which was paid to avoid bad faith action

$475,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident
Client admitted to crossing center line but primarily fault of other professional driver

$402,881.08 – Auto Accident
Wife of driver received serious injuries

$400,000 – Auto Accident/ Bad Faith
Insurer failed to tender $50,000 policy only to settle for $400,000 after suit was filed

$300,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident
Passenger in auto/tractor-trailer collision with disputed liability

$375,000 – Tractor-trailer/ Motor Carrier Accident
Minor property damage and question as to whether stroke sometime later was caused by collision with otherwise minimal medical bills.

$290,000 – Gross Negligence – Tort Claim Act Defendant
Abandoned despite clearly being in distress by law enforcement

$275,000 – Slip and Fall on water
Big box store at had a roof leak since 1999 and incident was in 2014

$250,000 – IRF Wrongful Arrest/ Detention
Tort claim cap of $300,000

$250,000 – Prescription Misfill
Pharmacy provided the wrong prescriptions to client who suffered temporary side affects

$250,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident/ Motor Carrier negligence
While not very injured, my client’s life was altered because of a very careless motor carrier

$250,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident
This incident occurred when commercial driver made an unlawful backing maneuver into his private driveway at night
While not causing significant injuries, the unlawful backing in essence left a guillotine over the roadway

$225,000 – Nursing Negligence IRF Defendant
Tort Claim act case where Defendant is limited to $300,000 in exposure

$150,000 – 1st party bad faith Auto Accident
Offered to settle Underinsured motorist coverage for $7500 and received a $25k verdict
Insurer chose to pay $150,000 rather than risk a jury verdict for their failure to pay as contracted

$136,500 plus $100,000 house – Builder Negligence
Builder failed to develop an envelope timely which resulted in water damage in a new $100,000 house

$125,000 – Dog Bite
Client was bit by dog. Defendant was the landlord of the property. Client was lucky that she had no visible scaring but will forever suffer from fear of dogs.

$125,000 – Slip and Fall IRF defendant
Client slipped and fell at the hospital

$125,000 – IRF EMS negligence

$125,000 – Auto Accident

$120,000 – Slip and Fall

$110,000 – Tort Claim Defendant

$100,000 – Bad Faith Insurance (First Party)
Failed to pay for property damage to auto

$100,000 – Wrongful arrest DUI
Bad driving due to glaucoma impairment
Defendant blew a 0.00 and spent 7 hours in jail

$85,000 – wrongful arrest DUI
Client was unreasonably detained after submitting to a breath test and passing
Officer alleged drugs and held him until the next morning.
It was not until weeks later the drug test results came back without enough to prosecute.

Not Guilty via Immunity – Murder, possession of weapon during the commission of a violent crime
Proved client acted in self defense when he shot a man who was shooting into his night club.

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.

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 Jury – Kidnapping, Burglary 1st, Pointing and Presenting, Assault and Battery 1st
My first trial resulted in a not guilty

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
david@williamsattys.com

  

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Plaintiff’s Civil Litigation →
Criminal Defense →
Class Action Lawsuits →
Automobile Accidents →
Trucking/ Motor Carrier/ Tractor-Trailer Accidents →
Motorcycle Accidents →
Construction Litigation → →
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect →
Insurance Bad Faith →
Premises Liability →
Slip and Fall →
Products Liability →
Wrongful Death →
Child Injuries →
Criminal Defense →
DUI Defense →
DUI and Drug Defense →
Civil and Criminal Defense →
Automobile Accidents and Other Torts →
Trucking Accidents →
Marital Litigation →
Litigation in Both the Civil and Criminal Courts →
Tractor – Trailer Accidents →

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

99% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

South Carolina
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

EDUCATION

University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
J.D.
Honors: Member, John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court
Honors: Member, Student Bar Association
Honors: Member, Phi Delta Phi
Honors: Member, Palmetto Law Society
Honors: Member, Beaux Arts Society
Honors: Member, Law Democrats
Wofford College
B.A.
Honors: Dean’s List
Honors: Member, Kappa Alpha Order
Major: Business Economics with an Emphasis in Computer Science and Information Management
Minor: Government
Harvard University
eCommerce Strategies
Investments
Capital Markets
Woodberry Forest

 HONORS AND AWARDS

AV Rated
National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer, 2012 – 2014
10 Best Client Satisfaction Award -American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Top 40 under 40-National Trial Lawyers Association
Top 100 Trial Lawyers- National Trial Lawyers Association
Top 10 under 40 – National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys for South Carolina
Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer under 40 – American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State – American Society of Legal Advocates
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyer’s Rising Star

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

South Carolina Association of Justice
American Association of Justice
National Trial Lawyers Association
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
South Carolina Bar Association
South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Orangeburg County Bar Association

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Habitat for Humanities
Shandon Neighborhood Association
First Baptist Church Orangeburg
Coach for Recreational Sports Orangeburg
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Habitat for Humanities
Young Lawyers Division
Community Law Week
Alzheimer’s Association
Regional Medical Center Foundation
Habitat For Humanity Wills Clinic
Cocky’s Reading Express
Alzheimer’s Ride to Remember Host/Cook
Catch The Vision
Turkey Giveaway – Thanksgiving
Pro-bono legal services to Servicemen and Women
Alzheimer’s Research Trust
Catch the Vision Edisto Mission
Teacher/ Speaker: Law School for Non-Lawyers
Teacher: Trial Advocacy
God’s Garden
Vegetable Giveaway

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