Meet Our Attorneys

William B. Harvey III



Location: Beaufort, SC
Phone: 843-524-3109
Fax: 843-524-6973

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 has been the Beaufort City Attorney since 1987.

In addition, he also handles a busy case load as a Civil Trial Litigator, with an emphasis on serious automobile accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, 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

Asquith v. City of Beaufort, 139 F.3d 408 (4th Cir. 1998)

Becker v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2000 W.L. 365575, 529 S.E.2d 758 (S.C. Ct. App. 2000)

Bischoff v. Days Inns of America, Inc., 568 F. Supp. 1065 (1983)

City of Beaufort v. Baker, 315 S.C. 146, 432 S.E.2d 470 (S.C. 1993)

Hoogenboom v. City of Beaufort, 317 S.C. 12, 451 S.E.2d 393 (S.C. 1994)

Pinckney v. City of Beaufort, 296 S.C. 142, 370 S.E.2d 909 (Ct. App. 1988)

Sea Island Scenic Parkway Coalition v. Beaufort County Board of Adjustments and Appeals, 321 S.C. 548, 471 S.E.2d 142 (S.C. 1996)

Senter v. Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co., Inc., 2000 W.L. 758430, 2000 W.L. 758430 (S.C. 2000)

Steel Erectors, Inc., v. T.A. Jones Const. Co., 865 F.2d 255, W.L. 131821 (4th Cir. 1998)

Helena Chemical Co. v. Allianz Underwriters Ins. Co., 357 S.C. 631, 594 S.E.2d 455 (S.C. 2004)

R&G Const., Inc. v. Lowcountry Regional Transp. Authority, 350 S.C. 498, 567 S.E.2d 862 (S.C. 2002)

United Educational Distributors, LLC v. Educational Testing Service, 350 S.C. 7, 564 S.E.2d 324, 165 Ed. Law Rep. 814 (S.C. App 2002)

Beaufort County v. Trask, 349 S.C. 522, 563 S.E.2d 660 (S.C. App 2002)

Breeden v. TCW, Inc./Tennessee Express, 345 S.C. 201, 546 S.E.2d 657 (S.C. App 2001)

Breeden v. TCW, Inc./Tennessee Exp., 355 S.C. 112, 584 S.E.2d 379 (S.C. 2003)

Barbara Becker v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., S.C. Civil Action Number 96-CP-07-1058 — Verdict Award of $1,750,000.00

Tonya L. Nevins v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., District of S.C. Civil Action Number 9:04-CV-0319-23 — Verdict Award of $1,500,000.00

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