Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson, LLC


W. H. "Billy" Nicholson, III, was born in Greenwood and is a product of the local public school system. He graduated from Duke University in 1979 and from the University of South Carolina Law School, where he was a First Honors graduate in December of 1985. During law school, Mr. Nicholson was on the South Carolina Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Bar. He has been an active member of the Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee and the Duke Varsity Club.

Mr. Nicholson loves being a part of the Greenwood community where he was raised. He has been active on various committees of the Main Street United Methodist Church. He is now president of the Greenwood Parks and Trails Foundation and formerly Chairman of the Greenwood Parks Commission. Mr. Nicholson is Vice President of the Alston Wilkes Society based in Columbia, SC. He was a Board Member and General Counsel for the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce; he was also on the Board of Directors of the Wesley Commons Retirement Community. In addition, he was on the Board of the Greenwood Lander Performing Arts Center and on the Board of Visitors for both Lander University and Piedmont Technical College. He has taught as an adjunct professor of business law at Lander University.

Mr. Nicholson is an avid sports fan, and he is a frequent participant in basketball, tennis, snow skiing, windsurfing, surfing, and mountain biking. He always enjoys travel, and he has participated in an intercultural studies program in Canada, Mexico, and France. He has also traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America. His other hobbies are photography, writing, and reading.

Mr. Nicholson was the 2002-2003 President of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (SCTLA), and is a 1300 member association of plaintiff and trial attorneys based in Columbia, South Carolina. Through the SCTLA, he is in contact with attorneys throughout the state, so he can always make an appropriate referral if for some reason Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson, LLC cannot handle your case.

Litigation Percentage: 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions: South Carolina, 1986

U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1993

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1985

Birth Information: September 25, 1957, Greenwood, South Carolina, United States of America

Mr. Nicholson handles a variety of legal matters including personal injury, criminal defense, social security disability, wrongful death, probate, real estate, workers compensation, and general and corporate litigation. He has been qualified as lead counsel in death penalty cases.