William H. Bowman, III

Attorney in Columbia, SC

William H. "Bo" Bowman, III, concentrates his practice in the area of insurance and corporate defense litigation. He has prosecuted or defended civil jury trials in courts of general jurisdiction including trucking and transportation, premises liability, employment law, automobile liability, contract disputes, watercraft liability, insurance coverage disputes, and general civil and commercial litigation cases. Bo has been a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel since 1997.


• South Carolina Bar

• Richland County Bar Association

• Lexington County Bar Association

• South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association

• Presbyterian College
- Board of Visitors, 1989-1992

• University of South Carolina
- Board of Visitors, 2009-2012
- Vice-Chair Elect, 2011

• University of South Carolina Law School Alumni
- Association Board of Directors, 2003-2007

• Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

• American Board of Trial Advocates
- Diplomate

• John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court 2007-2012

Awards & Recognition

Judge Matthew J. Perry Civility Award, 2012 Recipient

A/V Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

"Best Lawyers in America" - 2014 Edition, Insurance

Litigation GEICO

Partnership Excellence Award, 2008

Publications, Speeches & Seminars

"Declaratory Judgment Actions to Resolve Automobile Coverage Disputes," from Basic Insurance Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar; cited in THE LAW OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, South Carolina Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 5th Ed., 2002.

Reported Cases

Evans v. Stewart, 370 S.C. 522, 636 S.E.2d 632, S.C. App., July 05, 2006 (No. 4161)

Williams v. Selective Ins. Co. of Southeast, 315 S.C. 532, 446 S.E.2d 402, S.C., June 20, 1994 (No. 24098)

Boozer v. Boozer, 300 S.C. 282, 387 S.E.2d 674, S.C. App., May 10, 1988 (No. 1447)

Hubbs v. Government Employees Ins. Co., 287 S.C. 579, 340 S.E.2d 532, S.C., January 13, 1986 (No. 22442)

Brown v. Howell, 284 S.C. 605, 327 S.E.2d 659. S.C. App., March 08, 1985 (No. 0414)

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Areas of Law

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1972, South Carolina
1972, United States District Court, District of South Carolina
1974, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

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Law School Attended

University of South Carolina
Class of 1971

University Attended

Presbyterian College
Class of 1968

Birth Information

Born in 1945
Charlotte, North Carolina, December 13, 1945

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William H. Bowman, III
Synergy Business Park 220 Executive Center Drive,
Columbia, SC 29210


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