W. H. "Billy" Nicholson, III

W. H. "Billy" Nicholson, III, was born in Greenwood and is a product of the local public school system. He graduated from Duke University in 1979 and from the University of South Carolina Law School, where he was a First Honors graduate in December of 1985. During law school, Mr. Nicholson was on the South Carolina Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Bar. He has been an active member of the Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee.

Mr. Nicholson loves being a part of the Greenwood community where he was raised. He has been active on various committees of the Main Street United Methodist Church. He is now president of the Greenwood Parks and Trails Foundation and formerly Chairman of the Greenwood Parks Commission. Mr. Nicholson is Past President of the Alston Wilkes Society based in Columbia, SC. He was a Board Member and General Counsel for the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce; he was also on the Board of Directors of the Wesley Commons Retirement Community. In addition, he was on the Board of the Greenwood Lander Performing Arts Center and on the Board of Visitors for both Lander University and Piedmont Technical College. He has taught as an adjunct professor of business law at Lander University.

Mr. Nicholson is an avid sports fan, and he is a frequent participant in basketball, tennis, snow skiing, surfing, and mountain biking. He always enjoys travel, and he has participated in an intercultural studies program in Canada, Mexico, and France. He has also traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America. His other hobbies are photography, writing, and reading.

Mr. Nicholson was the 2002-2003 President of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (now the South Carolina Association for Justice), SCAJ is a 1300 member association of plaintiff and trial attorneys based in Columbia, South Carolina. Through the SCAJ, he is in contact with attorneys throughout the state, so he can always make an appropriate referral if for some reason Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson, LLC cannot handle your case.

Mr. Nicholson handles a variety of legal matters including personal injury, criminal defense, social security disability, wrongful death, probate, workers compensation, and general and corporate litigation. He has been qualified as lead counsel in death penalty cases.

Litigation Percentage: 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions: South Carolina, 1986
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1993
Education: University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1985

Lena Younts Meredith

Lena Younts Meredith joined Nicholson and Anderson in January 2005. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of South Carolina in 1991 and graduated from USC School of Law in 1995. She is a certified Circuit Court Arbitrator and South Carolina Guardian ad Litem.

She previously practiced with the law firm of Miles and Younts in Sumter, SC and Coffey, Chandler and Meredith in Manning, SC. Her primary areas of practice are civil tort litigation and workers’ compensation. She is a past member of the Sumter County and Clarendon County Bar Associations.

She is an active member of the Greenwood County Bar, South Carolina Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Association. She previously served on the Third Circuit Attorney Fee Dispute Resolution Board.

Mrs. Meredith is married to Michael Meredith, a native of Greenwood, and has five children.

Areas Of Practice: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Business & Commercial Law, Business Organizations, Contracts, Estate Planning, Federal Trial Practice, Limited Liability Companies, Litigation & Appeals, Living Wills, Mediation, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Powers of Attorney and Appointment, Premises Liability -- Plaintiff, Products Liability Law, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Wills, Workers' Compensation Appeals, Workers' Compensation Law, Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff Litigation Percentage: 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation.
Bar Admissions: South Carolina, 1995, U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1996
Education: University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1995, J. D. University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 1991, B. A. Major: English; University of Kent, Canterbury, U. K. Diploma, English Literature
Honors and Awards: Carolina Scholar, 1987 – 1991 (Full Undergraduate Scholarship)
Professional Associations and Memberships: South Carolina Bar Association, 1995 - Present, Member, American Trial Lawyers Association, 1996 - 2004, Member, American Bar Association, 1996 - 2004, Member, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, 1996 - 2004, Member.
Past Employment Positions: Coffey, Chandler & Meredith, Attorney, 2000 - 2004, Miles and Younts, Attorney, 1996 - 2000, Associations: The Lighthouse of the Carolinas, Board Attorney. Former Board Member Of: Gatewood Homeowner’s Association, Mud Pies Creative Learning, Main Street United Methodist Church. Fraternities/Sororities: Alpha Phi Omega – Service Fraternity.

Jennings B. Anderson

A Greenwood native, Jennings B. Anderson graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1999. After graduation, Mr. Anderson served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Negresti-Oas, Romania, where he taught high school English from 2000 to 2002. After getting a Master’s degree in International Studies from the University of South Carolina in 2004, Mr. Anderson attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating in 2007. During law school, he was Student Works editor of the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business.

Mr. Anderson joined Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson in August 2007. The Anderson family has been part of the Greenwood legal community for more than sixty years. Jennings is the grandson of J. Perrin Anderson, who was an attorney before becoming the first judge of the Greenwood County Family Court, serving from 1956 to 1977, and the son of J. P. (Jim) Anderson, Jr., who practiced with the firm from 1974 to 2011.

Mr. Anderson’s practice areas include Family Court, estate planning (wills, powers of attorney, etc.), probate matters (estates, guardian and conservatorship cases), and personal injury. His primary practice area is Family Court, and he has experience with many different types of Family Court cases: separation, divorce, child custody, visitation, termination of parental rights, adoption, name changes, and Department of Social Services matters. Mr. Anderson has also served as a Guardian ad litem in both Family Court cases and Probate Court matters.

He is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Greenwood County Bar, and the South Carolina Association for Justice. When not practicing law, he enjoys reading, watching Gamecock sports, and spending time with his wife Mary and their dog, Calhoun.

Associate Bar Admissions: South Carolina, 2008
Professional Associations and Memberships: American Bar Association; South Carolina Bar; Greenwood County Bar
Education: University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, 2007
J.D. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2004 M. A. in International Studies University of South Carolina, Columbia,SC
1999 B. A. in Political Science
Primary practice areas: Family Law, Estate Planning

William H. Nicholson, IV

A Greenwood native, W.H. “Will” Nicholson, IV joined Nicholson, Meredith & Anderson in 2014 and practices with the firm’s general litigation team. Will helps those who are victims of injuries due to the negligence of others, including people injured in motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents and slip and fall accidents.

W.H. “Will” Nicholson, IV graduated from Emerald High School before going on to graduate from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Spanish. After College, Will attended the Charleston School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor.

Will is a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice, The South Carolina Bar Association, The Greenwood County Bar Association, The Kappa Alpha Order and Main Street United Methodist Church of Greenwood. In his free time he enjoys mountain biking, fly fishing, and South Carolina Gamecocks football.

Bar Admissions: South Carolina, 2014.
Professional Associations and Memberships: South Carolina Bar; Greenwood County Bar, South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ), The Kappa Alpha Order
Education: Charleston School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2013
College of Charleston, B.A. Political Science, 2008
Primary practice areas: Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Criminal Defense, General Civil Litigation