William R PadgetWilliam R. Padget

Columbia, South Carolina






Mr. Padget practices civil litigation in both state and federal courts and regularly handles complex civil litigation. As an experienced litigator he has successfully tried numerous jury trials to verdict and has obtained multimillion dollar settlements for clients. Most recently, in September of 2015 he won a $2,500,000 jury verdict against a local hospital.

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, Mr. Padget 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 children.

Areas of Practice:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Insurance and Bad Faith
  • Lender Liability

Bar Admissions:

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


  • 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

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
    • Member
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Member
  • South Carolina 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.

Serving the people and businesses of South Carolina for over forty years.