David focuses his practice on litigation in both the Civil and Criminal Courts, including but not limited to Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents and Tractor – Trailer Accidents, Products Liability, Child Injuries, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Insurance Bad Faith, Premises Liability, Construction Litigation, Wrongful Death, Criminal Defense, DUI and Drug Defense, and Marital Litigation. David is admitted to practice law in South Carolina, the District Court of South Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2012 and again in 2013, David was recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 40 under 40 trial lawyer.

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 son Robert “Burns” Williams. Ginny is an attorney with Turner Padget Graham and Laney, P.A. in Columbia, South Carolina. David and Ginny are proud supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, Habitat for Humanity, the Elloree Heritage Museum, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Edisto River Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association.

Results

$53,508,288 – Employees v. Employer
Employer duped/tricked employees to executing a new contract regarding their interest in the company.

$25,000,000 – negligent security/hotel premises liability
Hotel failed to stop kids from creating an unsafe environment that led to injury

$13,000,000 – fraud/breach of contract/wage payment

$7,500,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident
This incident occurred when the commercial driver rear ended client’s vehicle while she drove down the highway. Client was severely injured as a result of professional driver’s negligence.

$5,500,000 – Products Liability
Defective Vehicle

$3,750,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident
Insurer failed to tender policy limits of $1,000,000
Bad Faith

$3,000,000 – Commercial Driver Cotton Truck
Truck was left hanging in roadway with poor lighting and dirt covered retro-reflective/conspicuity tape

$2,350,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident
Commercial driver lost control

$1,089,001 – Auto Accident
$1,000,001 punitive damages
$89,000 actual damages
Minimal Property Damage
DUI and Prior DUI

$950,000 – Tractor-Trailer Wreck
Client rear ended commercial vehicle whose lights were not working

$550,000 – merchandise falling off shelf
Big Box store failed to adequately protect consumers by stacking unstable, heavy objects on upper shelves

$550,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident

$490,000 – Automobile Wreck
Failure to yield right of way

$475,000 –Tractor-Trailer Accident
Commercial driver crossed the center-line which led to my client, another commercial driver, losing control when taking evasive action in poor weather conditions.

$300,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident

$290,000 – Tort Claim Act Defendant/Automobile Accident – Police Misconduct
Police officer left elderly client stranded and client was struck by an automobile

$275,000 – Slip and Fall on water
Roof leak at Big Box store

$250,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident
This incident occurred when commercial driver attempted to make an unlawful backing maneuver into his private driveway.
Fortunately, client driver was able to make a strong evasive maneuver and prevented herself and loved one from more serious injury

$250,000 – Tractor-Trailer Accident
Failure to yield

$136,500 plus $100,000 house – Builder Negligence
Builder left client exposed due to water intrusion

$205,000 – Bad Faith portion of 3rd party liability case
Insurer failed to tender $25,000 policy
Insured did not cooperate with insurer
Insurer took arbitrary position that he did not have to negotiate until he received demands from all claimants

$200,000 – auto accident/ single car

$200,000 –Automobile Accident
Reckless driving

$160,000 – Tort Claim Defendant – School
School officials failed to supervise special needs students leading to an injury of another special needs student

$150,000 – trip and fall at a hair salon
Customer of hair salon fell over a basket of fruit that was poorly placed

$150,000 – 1st party bad faith
Offered to settle for $7,500 and received a $25,000 verdict

$150,000 – Tort Claim Defendant – Bus Accident
Bus failed to yield right of way

$125,000 – Auto Accident

$120,000 – Slip and Fall
Client slipped on a grape in the cosmetic aisle of a big box store

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

$50,000 – Slip and Fall
Tile was loose in gas station bathroom

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 Dismissal – Attempted Murder
Confused victim identified wrong person after he was shot in the head with a small caliber weapon.

Not Guilty via Jury – Kidnapping, Burglary 1st, Pointing and Presenting, Assault and Battery 1st

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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