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Bill is a 1992 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. In law school, he served as a Student Works Editor for the South Carolina Law Review. He was an Order of Wig and Robe Graduate and a Member of the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court. Following law school, Bill worked at Nexsen Pruet where he became a partner in 1998. At Nexsen Pruet, he began his practice working on complex business disputes, including the defense of clients in lender liability actions, securities claims, and consumer class-action cases. He began to concentrate his practice in the area of construction litigation in 1996 where that concentration remains today. His clients have included owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, insurance companies, and sureties. Seeking a new challenge in July of 2000, Bill joined with his cousin and started Lyles & Lyles, LLC. He is admitted to practice and has practiced in all courts in South Carolina; the United States District Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; and the United States District Court, District of South Carolina. Upon motion, he has practiced before courts in Texas and Alabama. He has appeared in arbitration proceedings in South Carolina and Mississippi. Bill’s practice now includes serving regularly as a mediator and arbitrator in all types of cases. He has mediated in excess of 400 matters with settlement amounts ranging from $20,000 to over $20,000,000. Bill has earned an “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale Hubble.
South Carolina State Courts
United States District Court, District of South Carolina
United States District Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1992, J.D.
University of South Carolina, 1988, B.A.