Summerville-based law firm owner Susan E. Williams, owner of Law Office of Susan E. Williams, was elected as the 2019-2020 president of the Dorchester County, SC Bar Association by the lawyer members present at the December 11, 2019 meeting. Several other attorneys have been named to other leadership positions within the group. The Dorchester County Bar is a professional association comprised of lawyers and judges in Summerville, SC and throughout Dorchester County. The organization is committed to promoting the highest attorney and judicial ethics, education and public outreach within our legal community, as well as excellence in the profession of law.
“I am looking forward to working with the attorneys to bring about positive new changes. I would like to coordinate new Continuing Legal Education opportunities for the Dorchester County Bar and begin a Newsletter,” says Williams.
Williams, who received a law degree from the University of South Carolina in 2002, began her term as President with nearly 15 years of experience practicing law in South Carolina. Williams joined the Dorchester County Solicitor’s Office in the Summerville, SC office as an assistant state prosecutor for Solicitor David Pascoe. Williams managed the Criminal Domestic Violence docket in the Summerville and St. George Magistrate Courts as well as the Town of Summerville. Additionally, she litigated criminal cases in General Sessions Court, including drug cases, property crimes, and crimes against women and children. After serving as an assistant prosecutor from 2005-2009, Williams opened her solo practice in Summerville.
A native of South Carolina, with over 15 years of handling criminal cases, Williams manages her private criminal defense firm at 207 E. 3rd N. Street, Summerville, SC. During her career, Williams has been admitted to and litigated cases in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Williams served as a Criminal Justice Act Panel attorney from 2011-2017. Additionally, Williams served as a Fraternal Order of Police Attorney representing law enforcement officers.
She has been a keynote speaker on the topic of litigating Juvenile Delinquency cases at the Charleston School of Law. Williams has taught Continuing Legal Education classes on Domestic Violence and Driving Under the Influence.
She is a member of the SC Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. She served on the Judicial Task Force in 2019. Williams is a recipient of the Martindale Hubbell Gold Champion Award and has an AV Preeminent rating for the highest level of professional excellence by Martindale Hubbell.
In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for the SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Williams has served on the Dorchester County Francis Willis SPCA Board. Williams has volunteered at the Home in Summerville.
As president of the Dorchester County Bar, Williams will be serving with other fellow members of the bar. The executive committee of the bar includes:
President: Susan E. Williams
Vice President: Jason Wheeler
Treasurer: Kyle Ward
Secretary: Elizabeth Hight
Family Court Liaison: Amanda Leviner
CLE Chair: Rebecca Cutler
There are many benefits to being a member of the Dorchester County Bar Association. Here are just a few:
- Listing in the DCBA Directory of Summerville and Dorchester County Attorneys
- Participate in volunteer events
- Continuing Legal Education (CLE’s) at little or no cost
- Social and networking events
- Updates of important legal information such as court closings, office space and paralegal/legal secretary vacancies
- Updates through our social media pages
Click here if you’re interested in learning more about the Dorchester County Bar Association.
If you need legal help then click here to email Susan E. Williams or call 843-607-9800.