Mr. Williams' practice focuses on plaintiff's personal injury, class actions, and criminal defense. Mr. Williams was born in Orangeburg, SC, on March 18, 1950. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of South Carolina in 1972. He was a member of the Honorary Societies of Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron Delta Epsilon. He received his Juris Doctor from the University in 1975. In 1975, Mr. Williams, along with his father Marshall B. Williams, formed Williams and Williams. Marshall B. Williams 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. Mr. Williams is married to the Hon. Karen J. Williams, who is the former Chief Judge of the Fourth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals. Mr. Williams has four children, all of whom are attorneys.Mr. Williams practices in both state and federal courts and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Williams, with thirty-five years of experience, has established himself as an outstanding litigator in both civil and criminal courts obtaining million dollar verdicts for plaintiffs, as well as not guilty verdicts in high-profile criminal cases.
About Charles Williams
Admitted: 1975, South Carolina
Professional Webpage: www.williamsattys.com/charles_h_williams_ii.html
- Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, advocate of the American Board of Trial Lawyers, Who's Who in American Law, AV Highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
- Orangeburg County Bar, South Carolina Bar, American Bar Association, and South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
Pro bono/Community Service:
- Member of Board of Trustees at University of South Caroina (2010-present); former member of Board of Trustees at South Carolina State University (1986-2008); former Member of the United States Civil Rights Commission for SC;Past Chairman Orangeburg County Chapter of American Red Cross, and active in Boy Scouts of America.
Verdicts and Settlements:
- 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.Mr. Williams has obtained million dollar verdicts for his clients, as well as numerous multi-million dollars settlements on behalf of his clients. Mr. Williams has also obtained numerous not guilty verdicts in high-profile criminal cases.