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Billy Walker

Trustee Emeritus


B.A. -- Newberry College
J.D. -- University of South Carolina 


William P. Walker, Jr., is one of the most experienced trial attorneys in South Carolina. A lawyer since 1973, Walker has represented clients in over 200 jury trials. He has considerable experience in all phases of complex personal injury litigation including burn trauma and electrical injury cases, construction litigation, products liability, various types of wrongful death claims, and serious motor vehicle personal injury cases. His practice is largely limited to complex cases involving burn injuries related to fires and explosions. He has litigated cases in many states including South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, California and New York.


He is a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice, where he holds the Founders Club status. He is also a member of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association and the South Carolina Bar Association with previous service as an elected member of the House of Delegates. His professional life includes membership in the American Bar Association, American Judicature Society and the Civil Justice Foundation. He is also a member of two legal groups that are by invitation only, the Melvin Belli Society and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Walker also served as President of the Lexington Economic Development Association, was former Chairman and is a current member of the Board of the Newberry College Foundation, and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2002-2012.


He is also a frequent lecturer on various legal issues at seminars and conventions where he is invited to present writings on important topics and trial tactics.

Newberry College (B.A. 1969)
University of South Carolina (J.D. 1973)
Admitted to Bar, 1973, South Carolina
4th Circuit Court of Appeals (1978)
United States District Court for South Carolina (1974)
Supreme Court of the United States (1979)

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