William U. "Billy" Gunn

William U. "Billy" Gunn


Holcombe Bomar, P.A.

Recognized since 1989

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Medical Malpractice Law
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Billy Gunn is recognized as one of South Carolina’s pre-eminent trial lawyers and has been for a number of years. After public school in Spartanburg County he graduated from The Citadel and then served in the United States Army, including one year as an automatic weapons platoon leader in the Republic of Vietnam. Thereafter, he attended the University of South Carolina School of Law and served two years as Law Clerk to Honorable Robert F Chapman, United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina. In 1974 he joined Holcombe Bomar and has practiced with the firm continuously for over forty years.

Billy has maintained an active civil litigation practice throughout his career. He has tried literally hundreds of wide-ranging cases to conclusion in state and federal courts across South Carolina. Likewise, he has accumulated over thirty reported decisions published by the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

In recognition of his work as a trial lawyer, Billy was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1992 and was State Chair from 1998-2000. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Currently, Billy’s practice focuses on medical malpractice defense, product liability, and governmental defense in state and federal courts throughout South Carolina. Likewise, he calls upon his vast experience as a trial lawyer in serving as a certified mediator in state and federal court.

Representative Reported Cases:

  • Mitchem v. Fiske-Carter Const. Co., 278 S.C. 180, 181, 293 S.E.2d 701, 701 (1982).
    • Macmurphy v. S. Carolina Dep't of Highways & Pub. Transp., 295 S.C. 49, 50, 367 S.E.2d 150, 151 (1988).
      • Allen E. by Cheek v. Spartanburg Cnty. Dep't of Soc. Servs., 849 F.2d 604 (4th Cir. 1988).
        • Hansen v. DHL Labs., Inc., 316 S.C. 505, 507, 450 S.E.2d 624, 625 (Ct. App. 1994) cert. granted, decision aff'd, 319 S.C. 79, 459 S.E.2d 850 (1995).
          • Sims v. Amisub of S. Carolina, Inc., 408 S.C. 202, 205, 758 S.E.2d 187, 189 (Ct. App. 2014), reh'g denied (May 19, 2014), cert. granted (Nov. 19, 2014).

Location

  • 101 West Saint John Street, Suite 200
    P.O. Box 1897
    Spartanburg, SC 29304

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, South Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • South Carolina, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates - -
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference - Permanent Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association - -
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Assocation - -

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Medical Malpractice Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Greenville (2014)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Greenville (2012)
  • Medical Malpractice Law, Greenville (2010)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Special Focus

  • Automobile Collision
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability

Certified Mediator

Certfied Mediator

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