William U. Gunn

William U. Gunn
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Education
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1972
  • The Citadel, B.S., 1966
Bar Admissions
  • State of South Carolina
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Memberships and Certifications
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow (State Chair, 1998-2000)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • Certified Mediator
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers

Best Lawyers Award Badge
Representative Cases
  • Mitchem v. Fiske-Carter Const. Co., 278 S.C. 180. 181. 293 S.E. 2d 701, 701 (1982).
  • Macmurphy v. S. Carolina Dep't of Highways & Pub. Transp., 295 S.C. 49, 50, 367 S.E.2d 150, 151 (1988).
  • Allen E. by Cheek v. Spartanburg Cnty Dep't of Soc. Servs., 849 F.2d 604 (4th Cir. 1988).
  • Hansen v. DHL Labs, Inc., 316 S.C. 505, 507, 450 S.E.2d 624, 625 (Ct. App. 1994) cert. granted, decision aff'd, 319 S.C. 79, 459 S.E.2d 850 (1995).
  • Sims v. Amisub of S. Carolina, Inc., 408 S.C. 202, 205, 758 S.E.2d 187, 189 (Ct. App. 2014), reh'g denied (May 19, 2014), cert. granted (Nov. 19, 2014).

Billy Gunn is recognized as one of South Carolina's pre-eminent trial lawyers and has been for a number of years. After public school in Spartanburg County he graduated from The Citadel and then served in the United States Army , including one year as an automatic weapons platoon leader in the Republic of Vietnam. Thereafter, he attended the University of South Carolina School of Law and served two years as Law Clerk to Honorable Robert F Chapman, United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina. In 1974 he joined Holcombe Bomar and has practiced with the firm continuously for over forty years.

Billy has maintained an active civil litigation practice throughout his career. He has tried literally hundreds of wide-ranging cases to conclusion in state and federal courts across South Carolina. Likewise, he has accumulated over thirty reported decisions published by the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

In recognition of his work as a trial lawyer, Billy was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1992  and was State Chair from 1998-2000. He  is also  a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Currently, Billy's practice focuses on medical malpractice defense, product liability, and governmental defense in state and federal courts throughout South Carolina. Likewise, he calls upon his vast experience as a trial lawyer  in serving as a certified mediator in state and federal court.

Billy is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and lives in Spartanburg with his wife, Sarah. When not engaged in the practice of law, Billy enjoys fitness, golf and spending time with Sarah, his four children, and their families at Edisto Beach.

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