William B. Harvey III


    • Location
    • Beaufort, SC
    • Fax
    • 843-524-6973
    • 843-524-6401

William B. Harvey, III, grandson of the firm's founder, is proud to be the third generation of the Harvey family to practice at Harvey & Battey, P.A. Bill is the Beaufort City Attorney and also handles a busy case load as a Civil Trial Litigator, with an emphasis on personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, products liability, commercial and workers' compensation litigation.

Areas Of Practice

  • Tort, Wrongful Death and Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Business and General Civil Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Employment Law representing Employees
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Circuit Court Mediator, South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. cum laude - 1980
    • Honors: Order of Wig and Robe
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Moot Court Bar
    • Law Review: South Carolina Law Review, 1979 - 1980
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • A.B. cum laude - 1977

Published Works

  • Products Liability Insurance, South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 31.4, 1980
  • Street Preaching Versus Privacy, a Question of Noise, St. Louis University Publication Law Review, Vol. 14.2, 1995

Representative Cases

Associations and Memberships

  • Beaufort, South Carolina, City Attorney, 1987 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Executive Council, Young Lawyers Division, Member, 1984 - 1987
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Government Law Section, Chair, 1999 - 2000
  • Beaufort County Bar Association, Member
  • Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline, Member, 1992 - 1998; Attorney to Assist, 2005 - Present
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Institute of Municipal Law Officers, Member

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