William L. Duda

Office Managing Shareholder || Columbia

William L. (Bill) Duda has been a certified specialist in Employment and Labor Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court since 2008 and has repeatedly been named to the “Best Lawyers” list in both Employment Management and Litigation categories. Since 2000, Bill has been helping employers understand and comply with a broad range of employment laws, including Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, the FLSA and local wage/hour law, workers’ compensation, trade secret law and, restrictive covenants. He regularly represents management in employment-related litigation as well as in administrative matters before the EEOC and its state deferral agencies, the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, and the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. Bill also handles Fair Housing Complaints before the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and related litigation.

Before becoming a lawyer, Bill was employed in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, construction and retail. At the time Bill enrolled in the University of South Carolina’s School of Law, he had been employed for several years as a retail store manager for a national drug store chain. Bill’s personal employment and management experience provides him a realistic and practical approach to the legal challenges employers face on a day-to-day basis.

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Bill advises employers across many industries, including but not limited to national retailers and manufacturers, regional trucking firms, state and local banks, educational institutions, and more.  Bill’s representation of employers in workers’ compensation cases is focused on self-insured clients who understand the advantages of having a workers’ compensation lawyer who can also advise on the full complement of employment-related issues that are always intertwined in workers’ compensation claims.

Bill’s experience includes:


Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Education Association


International Law Office and Lexology’s 2016 Client Choice Award
BTI Client Service All Star MVP 2017
Best Lawyers Award Badge

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