William E. Booth III, Esquire
William E. Booth III is a member of Booth Law Firm, LLC, a solo practice in West Columbia.
He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1975. His practice areas include Real
Estate Transactions; Civil Litigation; Corporate Law; Property Tax; Low Income Housing
Tax Credits; Section 1031 Exchanges.
Mr. Booth received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1970 from the University of South
Carolina and his Juris Doctor degree in 1975 from the University of South Carolina
School of Law where he was a member of the Moot Court Board; he was a Law Clerk for
former and now deceased South Carolina Supreme Court Justice William Rhodes, 1975–1976.
He is a member of the Richland County, Lexington County and American Bar Associations.
He is a title insurance agent for Investors Title Insurance Company. He is active
in the South Carolina Bar having served as chairperson of the Solo and Small Firm
Section and as chairperson of the Law Office Technology Committee. He was appointed
by Gov. Sanford in 2005 to serve on the newly established e-Government Oversight Committee
and reappointed in 2007.
His law career includes the last seventeen years as a solo with an office in Lexington
County on Sunset Boulevard (Hwy. 378), the prior eighteen years as a partner/associate
in a small four-person law firm in Columbia, two years with the Public Service Commission
followed by two years with the Department of Insurance, both SC state agencies. He
also does personal injury cases resulting from car accidents. Since 2000, Mr. Booth
has briefed and argued twelve cases before S.C. appellate courts. His practice in
federal court consists of one recent bankruptcy/collection matter settled before trial.
His law staff consists of one full-time paralegal/secretary, and a part-time bookkeeper/runner.
He works about 60 hours per week and enjoys the professionalism aspect of being a
lawyer and for the most part, he enjoys working with other lawyers.