My name is William James LaLima, but please just call me Bill. I have dedicated my life and my practice to seeking justice for regular people.
I am a seasoned attorney with proven oral advocacy and trial skills, extensive deposition and medical malpractice litigation experience; I have a passion for learning and helping people.
I grew up in Summerville, SC. My father was a police officer in Charleston, SC for over 30 years. I was the first in my family to get a college degree, so I know what it is like to live in a “regular” American household.
I graduated Cum Laude from USC where I majored in Theater and Speech and obtained a Cognate in Criminal Justice. I was active in USC Theater productions and was a nationally ranked member of the USC Debate Team. In 1992 I was the South Eastern Regional college debate champion. Oral arguments and public speaking are what I have trained to do.
One of the things I love most about the law is the opportunity to learn new things. I have learned physics for car accidents, metallurgical analysis for products liability cases, all manner of medical and surgical information for medical malpractice and personal injury cases. I love learning new things, and I love to help people. As a lawyer, I am blessed to be able to do both. I look forward to meeting you and helping you through your situation.
- ATLA (American Trial Lawyers Association)
- SC Bar Member since 1997
- Admitted to Practice in Federal District Court
- Admitted to Practice 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Lexington County Bar Member
- Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
University of South Carolina School of Law
-Juris Doctorate, May 1997 (top 25%)
-Hammurabi Criminal Law Society
University of South Carolina
-Bachelor of Arts in Theater & Speech, May 1993
-Cognates in Criminal Justice and Shakespearian Literature
Honors and Activities:
Golden Key Honor Society, President
Southeastern Regional Debate Champion
Debate Team Treasurer
Campus Coalition for Literacy
Presidents List (1x)
Deans List (14x)