William (Bill) M. Wilson III member

Bill has practiced for 18 years as a commercial litigator for both plaintiffs and defendants.  He is an experienced courtroom lawyer and has tried numerous cases to verdict.  His primary practice area is construction and real estate litigation.  In this field, he has represented developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and architects, as well as landlords, tenants, and property owners.  Bill has also handled bad faith insurance claims, commercial foreclosures, mechanic’s lien foreclosures, commercial contract disputes, shareholder disputes, and collections.

Bill is licensed in South Carolina and North Carolina and has appeared in the state and federal courts in both states.  He is a certified Mediator by the South Carolina Supreme Court.  

He is very involved in the local and state bar associations, serving as President of the Greenville County Bar Association, a founding Director of the Greenville Bar Pro Bono Foundation, and a member of the House of Delegates of the South Carolina Bar.  Additionally, Bill is a member of the North Carolina Bar, American Bar Association, Federalist Society, and South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys.  Prior to practicing with Wyche, Bill served from 1998 to 2000 as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Henry M. Herlong, Jr. in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Bill views the practice of law as a high calling and is committed to its traditional standards of honor, integrity, and justice.  Bill’s litigation philosophy is that most legal disputes can and should be resolved by the parties without the high cost of protracted litigation, and he earnestly pursues that objective.  If resolution is not possible, Bill dedicates himself to prevailing for his clients through aggressive, ethical, and passionate advocacy.

When Bill is not practicing law, he most likely can be found with his wife and four children, jogging with an audiobook, or serving at Grace Church Downtown.

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1998, J.D. University of North Carolina School of Law, with high honors; North Carolina Law Review, Notes Editor, 1997-98, Member, 1996-97; Order of the Coif; Dameron Law Scholarship
1991, B.A. Davidson College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa
2000-Present Wyche, P.A.
1998–2000 Law Clerk, Hon. Henry M. Herlong, Jr., United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
1992–95 Commercial Lending Officer, NationsBank (Carolinas), N.A. (now Bank of America), Asheville, North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2007
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2007
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2007
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2000
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 2000
  • South Carolina Bar, 1999
  • North Carolina Bar, 1998
  • Circuit Court Mediator
  • South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Representative, 2012-Present
  • Greenville County Bar Association, President, 2017
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • The Federalist Society, Member
  • Young Life of Greenville, Committee Member
  • YMCA of Greenville, Youth Soccer Coach
  • Grace Church, Member, Community Group Leader, and Children’s Ministry Volunteer
  • Leadership Greenville, Class 33, Graduate, 2007
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Author, "Romer v. Evans: Terminal Silliness, or Enlightened Jurisprudence?" 75 North Carolina Law Review, 1891, June 1997
2017- Present Listed in Best Lawyers in America
2013 Recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer
2012 - Present Recognized as "Legal Elite" by the Greenville Business Magazine
2007 Graduate of Leadership Greenville, Class 33