William E. Lawson

William E. Lawson

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Ed Lawson has practiced law since 1982. He began his legal career in the Upstate as assistant county attorney in Spartanburg, S.C.

He then moved to Horry County to work with a small defense firm for seven years. It was there that Ed developed his litigation skills defending auto injury claims, premises liability claims and commercial claims. Ed started his own firm in 1990, which merged with Turner Padget in 2007. Through the years, Ed has continued to represent corporations, businesses and individuals. Ed handles construction and insurance related matters, and he has a thriving mediation practice. He was certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court in 1996 as a mediator and has mediated well over a thousand cases.  

Ed is a South Carolina native, and he is active in the Conway community where he resides.

“As both a litigator and mediator, I am able to approach my clients’ cases with a unique perspective. I understand and have considerable experience in both and know when each method is best to meet my clients’ goals and expectations.”

  • Represented a golf cart dealer in the defense of a lawsuit over a fire at a local golf course cart shed. Ed obtained a directed verdict for his client.
  • Served as South Carolina counsel in litigation involving fires allegedly caused by electric blankets.
  • Successfully defended a local trucking company in a wrongful death case involving an accident when a truck crossed the centerline of the highway as another driver pulled out in front of it. The case was positioned for a favorable settlement.
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1982
  • East Tennessee State University, B.S., 1979, magna cum laude
  • Spartanburg Methodist College, A.A., 1977, magna cum laude
  • South Carolina Bar, 1982
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 1983
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, 1983
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • The Coastal American Inn of Court (Member)
  • Horry County Bar Association (Member, 1983-Present)
  • South Carolina Bar (Member, 1982-Present)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Lawyers Association (Executive Committee, 2006-Present)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member, 1983-Present)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Best Lawyers of America, Litigation: Construction, 2013-2024


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