Charles William Whetstone, III

Accident Lawyers in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree and Marion, South Carolina

Will’s practice is primarily focused on personal injury claims, nursing home negligence, trucking and automobile accidents, traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries, wrongful death claims, consumer class action litigation, and criminal defense. Will strongly believes in providing personal service to every client and enjoys working closely with his clients throughout the life of their case.

Will is a graduate of Davidson College and the University of South Carolina School of Law. In law school, he was a member editor of the South Carolina Journal of International Business and was a law clerk at the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee. Under the guidance of Senate Attorney Katherine Wells, he worked in the areas of judicial merit screening, lotteries and gaming, historical preservation, and budget issues for the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Will began his legal career gaining valuable trial experience. Out of law school, he clerked with the Honorable John C. Hayes, III at the South Carolina 16th Judicial Circuit and then was able to hone his trial skills prosecuting cases under the stewardship of Solicitor Donald V. Myers in South Carolina’s 11th Judicial Circuit. He successfully prosecuted cases involving violent offenses, DUI’s involving seriously bodily injury, and major drug crimes.

Since going into private practice, Will has also been an active member of the South Carolina Young Lawyers Division, having served as a past circuit representative. As a circuit representative for the Young Lawyer’s Division he helped organize several programs and events for Young Lawyers and worked on various charity projects including Cocky’s Reading Express which is a program created to teach elementary school students in underserved public schools the importance of life-long reading. He is also a member of the South Carolina Association of Justice.


Columbia, South Carolina
Phone: 803.799.9400
Fax: 803.799.2017
Email: Email me

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2010
  • U.S. District Court (S.C.), 2013


  • University of South Carolina - 2010
    •  J.D.
  • Davidson College - 2007
    • B.A. Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • South Carolina Young Lawyers Division
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable John C. Hayes, III - 2010-2011
  • Asst. Prosecutor of the SC 11th Circuit Solicitor's Office - 2011-2012
  • Associate Attorney at the Kennedy Law Firm, LLC - 2012-2014

Practice Areas of Interest