Founding Partner
William L. Smith, II

Email: Bill Smith | Phone: 800-531-9780

William L. “Bill” Smith, II is a founding partner of Chappell, Smith & Arden. He concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation and mediation. Bill graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1984. In his years of practice, he has handled thousands of cases for injured workers. He uses his knowledge and experience in workers’ compensation to pursue justice, obtain the compensation and improve conditions for workers.

Practice Area

Workers’ Compensation

Admitted to Practice

• South Carolina, 1984

• U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1985

• Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006


University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, 1984

Limestone College, BA, summa cum laude, 1981

Professional Memberships, Awards and Accomplishments

Representative Cases

  • Orr v. Elastomeric Products, 323 S.C. 342, 474 S.E.2d 448 (Ct. App. 1996).
  • Carlson v. Poston Packing Company, Inc., 2008 WL 9841504 (2008).
  • Hargrove v. Titan Textile Co., 360 S.C. 276, 599 S.E. 2d 604 (ct. App. 2004).

Frequent Speaker on Workers’ Compensation Issues.

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Chappell Smith Arden Bill Smith

Bill Smith’s legal career has focused on workers’ compensation and he has represented thousands of workers over the last three decades. Having served on numerous boards and associations in this practice area, Bill is uniquely qualified to litigate all types of South Carolina workers’ compensation cases.