D. Reece Williams, III

Attorney in Columbia, SC
Recipient: James Petigru Compleat Lawyer Award for Professional Excellence, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1999; South Carolina Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, 2006. Distinguished Service Award, Richland County Bar Association, 2006. Mr. Williams teaches trial advocacy, appearing in over sixty trial demonstrations in more than thirty states and serving as an instructor at the National Trial Academy of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. He has been guest speaker at the University of South Carolina School of Law and the Charleston School of law. He is or was board member of Workshop Theatre, Columbia Ballet, Kitani Foundation, South Carolina Nature Conservancy, South Carolina Red Cross, Columbia Museum of Art Board of Visitors, South Carolina Aquarium Commission, Columbia Housing Board, Salvation Army Board, University of South Carolina School of Public Health Board, Thomas Cooper Society of the University of South Carolina Library, University of South Carolina Ex Libris Society, South Carolina Humanities Council, International Center for Birds of Prey, South Carolina Chamber Orchestra and South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a Past Vestryman and Canvass Chairman of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Certified Mediator and Arbitrator.
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Areas of Law

  • Trials and Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Commercial and Business Disputes
  • Eminent Domain
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Condemnation
  • Environmental Law
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Government and Administrative
  • Professional Malpractice


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1964, South Carolina
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

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  • Law School Attended

    University of South Carolina
    Class of 1964

    University Attended

    United States Air Force Academy

    University of North Carolina
    Class of 1960

    Birth Information

    Born in 1937
    Columbia, South Carolina, March 2, 1937

    Associations & Memberships

    Richland County (President, 2001) and American Bar Associations.

    Bar Fellowship

    International Society of Barristers; American Board of Trial Advocates (National President, 2000); American Judicature Society.

    Representative Cases

    WRB Ltd. Partnership v. County of Lexington, 369 S.C. 30, 630 S.E.2d 479, 2006 WL 1330864, S.C., May 15, 2006(No. 26149.) In this suit, representing a landowner, the county was required to pay for property contaminated by an adjacent landfill based on inverse condemnation; L-J, Inc. v. Bituminous Fire and Marine Insurance Company, 366 S.C. 117, 621... More

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    D. Reece Williams, III
    Palmetto Armory Office Building 1812 Lincoln Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 1390,
    Columbia, SC 29202-1390


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