William G. Jenkins
Attorney at Law
William G. Jenkins Jr. was born September 25, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina. He grew up in Kline, South Carolina on his parents’ family farm and was educated in the public schools of Barnwell, South Carolina. He attended Clemson University where he graduated cum laude in 1976. Mr. Jenkins attended law school at the University of South Carolina School of Law where he graduated in two and half years on December 31, 1980. Immediately upon graduation Mr. Jenkins sat for the bar exam and was admitted as a practicing attorney in the State of South Carolina on May 14, 1981. Mr. Jenkins moved to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on March 20, 1981 and began an internship at a local law firm. Upon being sworn in Mr. Jenkins began his practice of law focusing on workers compensation, personal injury, criminal defense and family law. Mr. Jenkins founded his own practice in 1984 and has continuously practiced law with his own firm on Hilton Head Island since that time. Mr. Jenkins practices law in both the state and federal courts, having been admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina on August 4, 1981. Mr. Jenkins is a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice formerly known as the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association since his admission to practice in 1981.
Mr. Jenkins’ professional life has been marked by appearances in the state courts of the counties in South Carolina which comprise what is known as the low-country as well as courts in other parts of the state as well as the Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina. Mr. Jenkins has practiced in Georgia in state court by means of pro hac vice admission to the Georgia Bar. Mr. Jenkins has argued cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.
Presently, Mr. Jenkins focuses on Workers Compensation, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Admiralty, Criminal Defense and Family Law. Mr. Jenkins routinely appears before the South Carolina Court of General Sessions (the South Carolina Criminal Courts), the South Carolina Court of Common Pleas (the South Carolina Civil Courts), the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission, the Civl Courts of Georgia (by pro has vice admission), and the Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina.
During his four decades of practice, Mr. Jenkins has handled many high profile criminal cases and has won many millions of dollars in compensation in both civil personal injury and workers compensation cases.
South Carolina State Bar