William  Hatfield

Hatfield Temple
Hatfield Temple
170 Courthouse Square PO Box 1770
FlorenceSC 29503
(843) 662-5000

Areas of Practice: Trucking, Nursing Home Neglect, Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith, Products Liability, Litigation Practice

Litigation Percentage: 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation Certified Legal Specialties

Bar Admissions: South Carolina, 1989


• University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina. J.D. 1977

• Belmont Abbey, B.A. (Cum laude) – 1973

Professional Associations and Memberships:

• American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate

• South Carolina Association for Justice, Member

• American Association for Justice, Member

Bill has a trial practice with an emphasis on trucking, nursing home neglect, personal injury, products liability, insurance bad faith, and litigation practice. Bill has tried nearly 200 jury cases in three states and has argued cases before the South Carolina Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia and the United States Supreme Court.

He is an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates and is one of only a few attorneys in South Carolina to have obtained board certification as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Boston. Bill has participated as an instructor in the S.C. ABOTA Masters in Trial Program. He has also been designated as 2013 Super Lawyer. In addition, Bill is an active member of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association having served on its Board of Governors from 1984 through 1990. He is a present member of the American Association for Justice and a past member of the National Association of Social Security Claimant Representatives. He is also a present member of the American Association of Justice Trucking Litigation Group.

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