Litigation & Dispute Attorneys

There are two basic types of litigation: civil and commercial. If you are in need of a South Carolina law firm accomplished in both, you are fortunate to have Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P.A. available. We have offices in both Florence and Myrtle Beach and deal with clients in both cities and throughout the surrounding area. Our litigation attorneys are not only well-schooled in all varieties of litigation, but each has outstanding credentials. We pride ourselves on the successful history of our firm — we have been providing clients with first-rate legal representation for over 100 years.

Willcox, Buyck & Williams handles all kinds of disputes between individuals and businesses. Our litigation attorneys have well-earned reputations for excellence in terms of effective litigation. We will provide you with help in a wide range of legal disputes in which two or more parties seek monetary damages of “specific performance” rather than criminal sanctions. Specific performance is a court order requiring a party in a lawsuit to take a specific action, usually as an alternative to paying financial compensation.

It is important to note that our litigation practice is equally capable of representing plaintiffs seeking damages and defendants who need legal protection. Whichever side of the litigation you’re on, we are well-equipped to design effective legal strategies to win your case.

Steps of the Litigation Process

Both civil and commercial litigation typically require a series of steps as follows:

  • Investigation
  • Pleadings
  • Discovery
  • Pretrial proceedings
  • Potential settlement
  • Trial
  • Appeal

Adept in all phases of litigation, Willcox, Buyck & Williams’ attorneys are especially agile during the discovery phase which requires the exchange of crucial information through third-party depositions, interrogatories, or subpoenas. Since most civil and commercial cases are settled outside of the courtroom, our sharp negotiating tactics are often the key to our success.

As you probably know, however, complex cases may take a long time to resolve. When negotiations don’t work at all, even a court proceeding may be lengthy. Nonetheless, our seasoned trial attorneys never cut corners. We are committed to taking the time required to make sure there is a just conclusion to your case.

Types of Civil and Commercial Litigation We Handle

Willcox, Buyck & Williams deals with a broad spectrum of litigation matters, including:

Business Litigation

During our long history, we have resolved a great many varieties of business disputes, ranging from breach of contract to employment issues, unfair business practices, and fraud. Well aware that prolonged litigation can negatively impact your profits, we are efficient, though thorough, during the negotiation process. If courtroom litigation becomes necessary, you’ll find we are equally proficient whether the opposing party is an employee, a customer, a competitor or a vendor.

Personal Injury

Personal injury lawsuits make up the majority of civil litigation cases in the U.S. since a great many accidents are caused by the negligence, recklessness or malice of another party. If you have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, or if you are a defendant in such a case, Willcox, Buyck & Williams will gladly take your side. Our litigation attorneys have a track record of successful outcomes in personal injury cases, whether our client is the plaintiff or the defendant. We routinely handle personal injury accidents stemming from vehicular accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, and product liability.

Real Estate Disputes

South Carolina has a variety of residential and commercial real estate for sale, but, as we know, real estate disputes are far from uncommon. If you find yourself embroiled in a real estate dispute, our legal team can help you going forward, regardless of whether you are a buyer or seller, property owner or realtor, contractor or title company. We are familiar with the complex legal issues that arise in the world of real estate and dedicated to resolving them equitably.

Estate Litigation

Even when the deceased had a well-developed estate plan in place, disputes among beneficiaries frequently arise. In addition, personal representatives (executors) do not always fulfill their fiduciary duties, due to ignorance, incompetence, or malfeasance. If you feel that you are being cheated out of your inheritance or if you have been accused of mishandling an estate you are designated to manage, Willcox, Buyck & Williams is the place to come. You will find us to be effective, efficient and empathic litigation attorneys, always eager to offer you the best legal representation.

Willcox, Buyck & Williams: Litigation Attorneys Who Are Always on Your Side

It’s never fun to be entangled in litigation matters. Whichever side you’re on, plaintiff or defendant, there is usually a sense of frustration that you have to deal with complex legal matters at the same time that you are purchasing property, going through medical treatment, grieving for a loved one, or trying to keep your business in the black. You may be full of anxiety, worrying about how you will pay your medical bills, keep your business afloat, get the inheritance you are entitled to, or force your contractor to finish building your new home. Whatever the problem, you can trust Willcox, Buyck & Williams to solve it. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can restabilize your world.