William R. PadgetWilliam R. Padget

Columbia, South Carolina

Managing Member





Mr. Padget practices civil litigation in state and federal courts and handles complex civil litigation prosecuting, defending, and resolving lawsuits. As an experienced litigator he has successfully tried numerous jury trials to verdict and has obtained multimillion-dollar settlements for clients. With a track record of multimillion-dollar jury verdicts against major corporate defendants, he also has effectively argued cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court. In additional to his legal practice, Mr. Padget serves on the Firm’s management committee directing and managing the business of the law firm.

Mr. Padget was born in Camden, South Carolina in 1979. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2004. Mr. Padget received a Bachelor of Arts from The Citadel in 2001. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2004. Mr. Padget was awarded membership in the Order of the Wig and Robe, and served as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the South Carolina Law Review. While in law school, he was named to the Dean's List and received CALI (American Jurisprudence) Awards in: Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure.

When not practicing law, he enjoys the outdoors, golfing, reading, and spending time with his wife and family.

Areas of Practice:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Serious Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2006


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 2004
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: Order of Wig & Robe
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: CALI (American Jurisprudence) Award: Constitutional Law
    • Honors: CALI (American Jurisprudence) Award: Criminal Procedure
    • Law Review: S.C. Law Review, Associate Editor-in-Chief
    • Law Journal: John Belton O'Neill Inn of Court, Member
  • The Citadel-The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, 2001
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Honors: President's List
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Member-2001 Summerall Guards and Honor Council

Published Works:

  • Damage Limitations in Medical Malpractice Actions: Necessary Legislation or Unconstitutional Deprivation, 55 S.C.L. REV. 215, 2003
  • CGL Coverage and the Myth of L-J v. Bituminous Fire & Marine Ins. Co., South Carolina Association for Justice Bulletin, at 16, 2004
  • South Carolina Cases and Materials on Insurance Law, (Coauthor), 2009
  • Handling a Medical Malpractice Case in South Carolina (Feb. 2013)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
    • Member
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Member
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
    • Board of Governors
  • American Association for Justice
    • Member

**Any results the law firm may have achieved in past cases does not imply or indicate that similar results may be had in your case. Outcome of litigation is dependent on many factual and legal circumstances that may differ in your particular case.

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