WILLIAM A. NEINAST
Will joined the firm after graduating cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law. His practice focuses primarily on general civil litigation defense, including medical malpractice, products liability, and trucking litigation.
Will is originally from Gastonia, North Carolina. Prior to law school, Will graduated from Wake Forest University with a double major in Political Science and History. While at Wake Forest, Will was an officer of Alpha Sigma Phi and served in leadership roles in several student organizations.
In law school, Will served as Associate Editor in Chief of the South Carolina Law Review. Additionally, Will won several national competitions as a competitor with the Mock Trial Bar, receiving several awards for trial advocacy and clinical trial practice, including the American College of Trial Lawyers Lewis F. Powell Jr. Medal for Excellence in Advocacy, the D. Reece Williams III Trial Advocacy Award, and the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism Award. While in law school, Will worked for the United States Attorney’s Office in Columbia as well as the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division of the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office.
Will is married to the former Kathryn Grace Painter of Gastonia, North Carolina, who graduated from Furman University and is now a special education teacher in Columbia. In his spare time, Will enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking, and optimistically watching Wake Forest sports.
"Defending the Physical Therapist." Professional Liability Defense Quarterly. Aug. 2018.
■ BAR ADMISSIONS
United States District Court, District of South Carolina
■ PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
South Carolina Bar Association
Professional Liability Committee
Professional Responsibility Committee
Richland County Bar Association
South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association (SCDTAA)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC)
■ PRACTICE AREAS
B.A., Wake Forest University
J.D., cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law
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