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GWB William Young III May 2017 002

Biography

Bill Young is a litigation defense attorney in the firm’s Greenville, South Carolina, office.  His practice is focused on the defense of business and commercial clients in the tort and personal injury and design and construction practice areas.  As part of the Tort and Personal Injury team, Bill represents insurers, self-insured corporations, and third-party administrators in complex litigation involving tort liability and risk management issues as well as multi-party cases. Matters often handled by Bill include:

  • Automobile and Commercial Vehicle Accidents
  • Business Torts
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Intentional Torts
  • Premises Liability
  • Slander/Libel

Bill also has significant experience in the defense of general contractors, tradesmen, material manufacturers, and developers in claims of alleged construction defects.  This experience includes the commercial and residential areas of construction. He has also represented governmental entities and officers in various matters, ranging from alleged civil rights violations to issues relating to property assessment valuations for tax purposes.  Bill has represented clients in all levels of state court as well as in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has litigated claims of various types including:

  • Defective Design and Construction of Residences
  • Excessive Force
  • Grading Claims
  • Large Multifamily Building Defect Class Actions
  • Person Injury
  • Water Intrusion Cases

Bill’s years of legal experience and attention to detail has allowed him to understand the needs of his clients.  Bill intently listens to his clients and communicates regularly to achieve the best possible outcome.

Associations & Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Greenville County Bar Association

Notable Cases

  • 16 Jade Street LLC v. R Design Construction Co., LLC, et al., 405 S.C. 384, 747 S.E.2d 770 (2013)
  • Ford v. Beaufort County Assessor, 398 S.C. 508, 730 S.E.2d 335 (Ct. App. 2012)
  • Mitul Enterprises, LP v. Beaufort County Assessor, 410 S.C. 430, 764 S.E.2d 720 (Ct. App. 2014)

Community Involvement

  • Greenville County Board of Tax Assessment Appeals, December 2015 to Present

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society (President)

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2006
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Education

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2006
  • B.S., University of South Carolina, 2003