Reece Williams focuses his practice at Callison Tighe on trial work. He’s deeply experienced in areas including personal injury, professional liability, commercial and government litigation. He’s tried numerous cases resulting in verdicts in excess of a million dollars. He is also a certified mediator and arbitrator.
As an instructor, Reece has appeared in more than 60 trial demonstrations in more than 30 states. He’s also taught at the National Trial Academy of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. He has been a guest speaker at the University of South Carolina School of Law and the Charleston School of Law.
Reece has long been active in organizations devoted to furthering the legal profession. He’s a member of the by-invitation-only American Board of Trial Advocates, serving as its National President in 2000. He is a member of the American Judicature Society and International Society of Barristers. He was president of the Richland County Bar Association in 2002.
Reece’s professional awards include the James Petigru Compleat Lawyer and the South Carolina Trial Lawyer of the Year. He’s consistently honored in peer-reviewed publications such as “Best Lawyers in America” and “South Carolina Super Lawyers.”
Reece received a degree in English from the University of North Carolina and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
- South Carolina
- South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator
- University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor
- University of North Carolina, Bachelor of Arts in English
- South Carolina Bar
- Richland County Bar
- President, 2002
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- President, 2000
- American Judicature Society
- International Society of Barristers
- University of South Carolina Ex Libris Society Board of Directors, president, 2014
- Salvation Army Advisory Board, life member
- South Carolina Academy of Authors, board member
- U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, member
- Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Personal Injury, Plaintiffs, 2017 to present; Litigation – Insurance, 2017 and 2019 to present; Litigation – Real Estate, 2019 to present.
- Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Real Estate, 2021, Litigation – Insurance, 2024
- James Petigru Compleat Lawyer
- South Carolina Trial Lawyer of the Year
- Richland County Bar John “Tootie” Williams Distinguished Service Award
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating
DISCLAIMER: THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES ARE INTENDED ONLY TO BE REPRESENTATIVE OF MR. WILLIAMS’ PRACTICE. MR. WILLIAMS IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS CONTENT. THESE EXAMPLES ARE NOT INTENDED TO, AND CANNOT BE RELIED UPON TO PREDICT THE RESULTS IN ANY OTHER CASE.
- WRB Ltd. Partnership v. County of Lexington, 369 S.C. 30, 630 S.E.2d 479, 2006 WL 1330864, S.C., May 15, 2006 (No. 26149.) In this suit, representing a landowner, the county was required to pay for property contaminated by an adjacent landfill based on inverse condemnation.
- L-J, Inc. v. Bituminous Fire and Marine Insurance Company, 366 S.C. 117, 621 S.E.2d 33, 2004 WL 3540903, S.C., September 26, 2005 (No. 25854.) Representing the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of South Carolina as amicus curiae, this appeal resulted in novel interpretation of policy provisions.
- Hamiter v. Retirement Div. of the South Carolina Budget and Control Bd., 326 S.C. 93, 484 S.E.2d 586, 1997 WL 207997, S.C., April 21, 1997 (No. 24603.) This action successfully defended the Senate of South Carolina against a former employee.
- Charleston Television, Inc. v. South Carolina Budget and Control Bd., 301 S.C. 468, 392 S.E.2d 671, 1990 WL 78076, , S.C., April 30, 1990 (No. 23201.) This was a complex dispute between competing broadcasters seeking South Carolina Educational Television as a tenant in which Education Television, the client, was successful.
- Atkinson v. Belser, 273 S.C. 296, 255 S.E.2d 852, S.C., June 13, 1979 (No. 20986.) Representing the defendant, this was a successful defense to claims of unfairness in several real estate transactions.