Bill Shaughnessy’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation defense. For over 40 years, he has represented numerous clients in claims involving industrial accidents, occupational stress-related claims, occupational disease claims and repetitive trauma injury claims.

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation


  • University of South Carolina School of Law (JD)
  • Wofford College (BA)

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (Past President, Current Board Member)
  • Governor’s Advisory Committee on Improvement of Workers’ Compensation Laws (Chairman)
  • SC Bar Association (Former Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section)

Bar Admissions

  • 1971 South Carolina
  • 1974 US District Court, District of South Carolina


  • Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (2010)
  • The Best Lawyers In America© (1995-2017)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers (2012, 2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ - AV®
  • Worthy Advisory Award, SC Association for Justice (2015)
  • Greenville Business Magazine's Legal Elite - Workers' Compensation (2017)