Bill has practiced for over 20 years as a commercial litigator for both plaintiffs and defendants, appellate lawyer, and mediator. He is an experienced courtroom lawyer and has tried numerous cases to verdict. His litigation practice focuses on construction, real estate, and complex commercial matters, and he routinely represents business owners, developers, contractors, architects, landlords, tenants, and property owners. Recent matters include contract disputes, commissions disputes, bad faith insurance claims, commercial foreclosures, mechanic’s liens, shareholder disputes, and collections.
Bill’s appellate practice has addressed complex legal issues involving relief from default judgments, the enforceability of personal guaranties, the existence of liability under general partnership law, the adequacy of proof of fraud and unfair trade practices, apportionment of liability among joint tortfeasors, the applicability of arbitration clauses, and the impact of bankruptcy upon ongoing oppression of a minority shareholder.
Bill is licensed in South Carolina and North Carolina and has appeared in the state and federal courts in both states. He is a certified Mediator by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
He is very involved in the local and state bar associations, serving as President of the Greenville County Bar Association, a founding Director of the Greenville Bar Pro Bono Foundation, and a member of the House of Delegates of the South Carolina Bar. Additionally, Bill is a member of the North Carolina Bar, American Bar Association, Federalist Society, and South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys. Prior to practicing with Wyche, Bill served from 1998 to 2000 as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Henry M. Herlong, Jr. in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.
Bill views the practice of law as a high calling and is committed to its traditional standards of honor, integrity, and justice. Bill’s litigation philosophy is that most legal disputes can and should be resolved by the parties without the high cost of protracted litigation, and he earnestly pursues that objective. If resolution is not possible, Bill dedicates himself to prevailing for his clients through aggressive, ethical, and passionate advocacy.
When Bill is not practicing law, he most likely can be found with his wife and four children, jogging with an audiobook, or serving at Grace Church Travelers Rest.