Specialist in Labor & Employment Law

Fred is a 2005 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the South Carolina Law Review. Fred’s legal experience includes handling issues involving race, gender, and disability discrimination. He has represented clients, including hospitals and governmental agencies, before the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission.

Fred earned his undergraduate degree from Guilford College. While in law school, Fred was the recipient of the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award. He is a certified specialist in labor and employment law and a member of the Employment and Labor Law Specialization Advisory Board. Fred is originally from Greenwood, South Carolina.


  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2005
  • Guilford College, B.S., 2000


  • South Carolina, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2010

Certifications & Memberships

  • Certified Specialist, Employment & Labor Law
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Recipient, Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, 2003
  • Member, Employment and Labor Law Specialization Advisory Board, 2021 – present
Fred Williams - Employment & Labor Defense Lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina

Areas of Concentration

Drug Testing, Leave Laws, OSHA, Personnel Policies & Handbooks, Wage & Hour

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