Reynolds Williams

Reynolds Williams was born in Mullins, South Carolina on May 15, 1946. Reynolds Williams served in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge. Williams served as Legislative Assistant to United States Congressman Ed Young and the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. From 1975 to 1977 he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Williams joined the Willcox Law Firm in 1977 and became its CEO in 1990.

He has been Chairman of many Arbitration Panels of the National Association of Securities Dealers, the American Arbitration Association, and the Duke Private Adjudication Center.

Reynolds is recognized as one of the Leading Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in America in the books bearing those titles and in 2008 was named one of South Carolina’s “Super Lawyers.”

In 1999 Governor Beasley awarded Reynolds the Order of the Palmetto, the State’s highest honor, for his public service, civic responsibility, and friendship to South Carolina. In 2001 Williams was named Business Person of the Year by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. In 2008 the USC School of Law named him a “Compleat Lawyer” for 30 years of exemplary service and in 2009 S.C. Lawyers Weekly profiled him as one of the State’s “Leaders in the Law.” Florence Darlington Technical College honored him with induction into its inaugural Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame in 2015.

Practice Groups

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking
  • Business
  • Contracts
  • Government
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • Wealth Management


  • University of Virginia, B.A. 1967
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. 1973


  • All State and Federal courts in South Carolina – U.S. Supreme Court – 4th Circuit Court of Appeals


  • South Carolina Bar (Member, Section on Professional Responsibility)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (Member, Executive Committee, 1995 – 2000)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federalist Society (President, South Carolina Chapter, 1995 – 1999)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates


Reynolds worked his way through law school as a television producer and director and has continued that interest as an actor, director, and President of the Florence Little Theater, winning the Best Actor Awards in 1982 and 1985. Williams is a former Chairman of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and President of the Florence Rotary Club. He has served on the School Board at All Saints and St. Anthony’s, as Chairman of the Florence County Election Commission, on the Board of Directors of Florence County Progress, and several times as President of the Florence County as well as the South Carolina Republican Party Conventions. Williams was a Faculty Seminar Participant at the 1991 U.S. Army War College. Williams serves on the Board of Directors of IRIX Pharmaceuticals. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. A former CFP®, Reynolds is capable and qualified to offer objective, integrated, and comprehensive financial advice to help individuals achieve their financial objectives. Williams was the first and is the Chairman Emeritus of the S. C. Retirement System’s Investment Commission, whose duty is to direct and determine the investments of the System. The System’s assets are $40 billion and in 2008 the S.C. Legislature, by a Concurrent Resolution, expressed the State’s gratitude for his leadership of the Commission. He is Chairman of the Willcox, Buyck & Williams Foundation’s Play Me, I’m Yours signature public art works.