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Reynolds Williams was born in Mullins, South Carolina on May 15, 1946

Reynolds Williams served in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge.  Williams served as Legislative Assistant to United States Congressman Ed Young and to the US Senate Judiciary Committee. From 1975 to 1977 he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Williams joined the Willcox Law Firm in 1977 and became its CEO in 1990.


Reynolds is recognized as one of the Leading Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in America in the books bearing those titles and in 2008 was named one of South Carolina’s “Super Lawyers.”


In 1999 Governor Beasley awarded Reynolds the Order of the Palmetto, the State's highest honor, for his public service, civic responsibility, and friendship to South Carolina. In 2001 Williams was named Business Person of the Year by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. In 2008 the USC School of Law named him a “Compleat Lawyer” for 30 years of exemplary service and in 2009 S.C. Lawyers Weekly profiled him as one of the State’s “Leaders in the Law.” Florence Darlington Technical College honored him with induction into its inaugural Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame in 2015.


- University of Virginia, B.A. 1967
- University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. 1973


- All State and Federal courts in South Carolina - U.S. Supreme Court - 4th Circuit Court of Appeals


- South Carolina Bar (Member, Section on Professional Responsibility)
- South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association (Member, Executive Committee, 1995 - 2000)
- Defense Research Institute
- Federalist Society (Founding President, South Carolina Chapter, 1995 - 1999)
- American Board of Trial Advocates



Reynolds worked his way through law school as a television producer and director and has continued that interest as an actor, director, and President of the Florence Little Theater, winning the Best Actor Awards in 1982 and 1985. Williams is a former Chairman of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and President of the Florence Rotary Club. He has served on the School Board at All Saints and St. Anthony's, as Chairman of the Florence County Election Commission, on the Board of Directors of Florence County Progress, and several times as President of the Florence County as well as the South Carolina Republican Party Conventions. Williams was a Faculty Seminar Participant at the 1991 U.S. Army War College. Williams serves on the Board of Directors of IRIX Pharmaceuticals. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. A CFP®, Reynolds is capable and qualified to offer objective, integrated, and comprehensive financial advice to help individuals achieve their financial objectives. Williams was the first and is the Chairman Emeritus of the S. C. Retirement System’s Investment Commission, whose duty is to direct and determine the investments of the System. The System's assets are $30 billion and in 2008 the S.C. Legislature, by a Concurrent Resolution, expressed the State’s gratitude for his leadership of the Commission. He is Chairman of the Willcox, Buyck & Williams Foundation’s Play Me, I’m Yours signature public art works.


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Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 25%
    37 years, 40 cases
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    37 years, 450 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    41 years, 400 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Criminal Defense: 15%
    41 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($245-395/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Rose Mary Parham

    Reynolds is one of the sharpest lawyers in South Carolina. One would be extremely fortunate to have him as his/her attorney.


    Rose Parham White collar crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jonathan Parker Edwards

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Edwards Education Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Willcox Buyck & Williams, PA

248 West Evans Street
P.O. Box 1909
Florence, SC, 29503


SCGood Standing197303/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Lawyers of NoteSC Lawyers Weekly2010
Compleat LawyerUSC School of Law2009
RecognizedLeading Lawyers in AmericaN/A
RecognizedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CEOWillcox,Buyck & Williams, PA1977 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyUs Department Of Justice1975 - 1977
Legislative AssistantUs Senate Judiciary Committee1974 - 1975
Legislative AsstUS House of Representatives1973 - 1974
Director/ProducerWBTW Television1969 - 1973
Staff SgtUs Army Infantry1968 - 1969
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Defense Trial Attorneys' AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys AssociationMemberN/A
Federalist Society (South Carolina Chapter)Past President1993 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Stalheim v DoskocilSettled following multiple Appeals & mid-trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
WBTW TV 13 Florence SCLegal Minute1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of VirginiaN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Carolina Bar AssociationRetirement Investing2014
Legal MinutesSouth Carolina Law for Consumers1999