William H. Kleindienst

Associate / Charleston

Will is an associate in the Charleston office. He focuses his practice on construction litigation,  personal injury defense, premises liability, employment defense, commercial litigation, and general insurance defense and coverage. He represents design professionals, architects, contractors, subcontractors, developers, and suppliers in lawsuits involving construction related disputes. He also provides compliance and legal advice for construction clients, engineering and design firms, clients in the medical field, and the food and beverage industry.

Prior to joining Carlock, Copeland, & Stair, Will’s practice focused on real estate, corporate, and environmental transactions. Will was past General Counsel of the Board for the Palmetto Society of Human Resource Management. He has served on the Board of Assessment Appeals since 2014 and serves as a Commissioner to the North Charleston Housing Authority. He enjoys giving back to his community and volunteers his time as an attorney for Palmetto Community Care and the South Carolina Equality Litigation Team.

Will attended New York Law School, where he became a member of the Moot Court Board and was the co-author of the law school’s moot court competition – the nation’s largest labor and employment competition. During law school, he worked with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor and clerked with the Honorable Devin P. Cohen at the Kings County Civil Courthouse.

He has been published in the S.C. Young Lawyer magazine for his article “Environmental Liability in Commercial Real Estate Transactions: BFPPs and VCCs.” He frequently speaks on legal topics, most recently at the Palmetto Society for Human Resource Management on “Social Media in the Workplace.”

When he is not practicing law, he can be found playing tennis at one of the many tennis venues in the Lowcountry, dining at one of Charleston’s great establishments, at his partner’s design studio in Park Circle (Iola Modern), or spending time with their pug, Nola.

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