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Nelson Mullins is continuing to monitor developments related to COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and various federal, state, and local government authorities. The firm is taking appropriate precautionary actions and has implemented plans to ensure the continuation of all firm services to clients from both in office and remote work arrangements across our 25 offices. 

In addition, click the link below to access extensive resources to address a wide variety of topics resulting from the virus, in general and by industry,  including topics such as essential businesses, force majeure, business interruption insurance, CARES Act and FFCRA, and others. 

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Blake T. Williams

Blake T. Williams

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
blake.williams@nelsonmullins.com

Blake Williams practices with the Commercial, Appellate, Consumer, and Employment Litigation team. Mr. Williams primarily practices in the areas of appellate law, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, general business litigation, and consumer financial services litigation.

Blake Williams practices with the Commercial, Appellate, Consumer, and Employment Litigation team. Mr. Williams primarily practices in the areas of appellate law, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, general business litigation, and consumer financial services litigation.

Blake T. Williams

Blake Williams practices with the Commercial, Appellate, Consumer, and Employment Litigation team. Mr. Williams primarily practices in the areas of appellate law, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, general business litigation, and consumer financial services litigation.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Represented clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in business and appellate litigation in South Carolina state and federal trial and appellate courts.
  • Served as the principle brief author in appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
  • Argued cases before the Supreme Court of South Carolina and South Carolina Court of Appeals.
  • Served as embedded issues and appeals counsel in multiple trials, helping to guide and oversee trial objections and ensure issue preservation.
  • Provided pro bono appellate representation to indigent persons in appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
  • Drafted dozens of wills for first responders as part of the Firm’s “Wills for Heroes” pro bono program.
  • Assisted the City of Florence, SC and City of Spartanburg with organizing and establishing their respective Homeless Courts.

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, cum laude (2012)
    • Articles Editor, South Carolina Law Review
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Legal Writing II
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Clemson University, Calhoun Honors College, BS, Financial Management, cum laude, with general honors, departmental honors (2009)
  • Clemson University, BS, Accounting, cum laude (2009)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable R. Bryan Harwell, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Practice Areas

Industries

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