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William G. DesChamps IV

Charleston | 843.727.2669
Fax | 843.727.2680

Will DesChamps concentrates his practice on construction law. Will advises general contractors, homebuilders, developers, owners, and other parties involved with construction projects on their construction and contract needs and represents them in a wide variety of litigation and disputes. A large part of Will's practice is focused on complex construction defect litigation and/or payment/contract/mechanics' lien disputes, typically involving large commercial properties or multifamily and single-family residential dwellings.

In addition, Will has represented businesses and individuals in a broad range of commercial disputes or other types of civil lawsuits. Clients benefit from Will's experience in large, complex litigation, as well as his previous counsel on insurance defense and insurance coverage.

Will graduated magna cum laude from Charleston School of Law, where he served as articles editor for the Charleston Law Review and was the recipient of multiple CALI Awards. He is the third generation of his family to graduate from Clemson University.

Representative Experience

  • Represented contractors, developers, and other parties in construction defect litigation and payment disputes.
  • Assisted clients with reviewing, drafting/revising, and negotiating construction contracts.
  • Defended clients in a variety of civil lawsuits for personal injury and property damage.
  • Represented insureds in various tort claims covered by insurance.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" in Construction Litigation, 2021-2024
  • Charleston School of Law CALI Awards in Civil Procedure, Contracts II, Products Liability, Administrative Law, and S.C. Constitutional Law


  • South Carolina Bar
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • ABA Forum on Construction Law
  • Charleston Contractors' Association