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Our Team

William James LaLima, Esq.


I have a passion for the law.  It spans every aspect of our lives from before we're born until after we die.  Some say we have too many laws and lawyers, but I firmly believe the American legal system is the best in the world.  Of course, no system is perfect, so we must remain ever vigilant to ensure our legal system keeps pace with the changing times. 
I grew up in Summerville, SC. My father was a police officer in Charleston (more...)

Joseph Andrew Catalano, Esq.


Joseph Catalano started working at LaLima Law Firm in the spring of 2014 when he was still pursuing his doctorate in law at USC. He was admitted to practice law in South Carolina in February 2016. He returned to law school after working for years as a detective with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department.

William Rusty Applegate, Esq. (Retired, of counsel)


Mr. Applegate has been representing people in South Carolina for over 40 years. He is an indispensable source of wisdom and experience to our firm. He is "officially" retired, but he still maintains an office next to mine and we confer on cases frequently.

Kimberlee T. Grainger


Kimberlee is our litigation support paralegal.

Maria Frances LaLima

Our office manager and personal injury coordinator.